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  1. indyspirits


    That's what I'd be interested in. Should these work to dewater a grain-in ferment?
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    I want one!
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    Botanical storage best practice?

    We store in plastic bins from the local big-box store.
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    Culture growing in my bottled rum?

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    Blending spirit tank specification

    I would strongly encourage you to consider this option. I'm certain others will chime in here.
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    Blending spirit tank specification

    Is that due to some regulation???
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    Return line Above or Below? that is the question

    Our return line is internal below the liquid level. We never experience any backup into the bottom of our column due to slow flow.
  8. <soapbox> Now I may be speaking only for myself, but when I access this site I get a list of unread contents. I always go to: http://adiforums.com/discover/unread/ When I see the identical post in three different fora it does nothing but irritate me. We'll see your post, no need to spray it all over </soapbox>
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    Potato Vodka - HELP

    Who'd you buy through? That seems excessive. I know there are places online that buy enzymes and break them down into reasonable sizes (let's face it, you only need a few tenths of a ml / gram of starch) and ship USPS.
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    Potato Vodka - HELP

    After much experimentation, we've started using DAP, MgSO4, and Vitamin B complex. There are a number of commercial products out there that have effectively this -- take a look at their patent filings. You were told correctly! Certainly that's true. I've found 100% cane sugar to have something of a "twangy" flavor. Shrug. Maybe that's just me. Regardless, I don't think "Distilled from Potatoes and Cane Sugar" is the worst thing.
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    Potato Vodka - HELP

    Ahh common!! In all seriousness, it's a term coined (I believe) by the folks at homebrewdigest.com describing the smell from cider fermentation with less that optimum amounts of nutrients. It smells, uhhh, unpleasant.
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    Potato Vodka - HELP

    I don't believe that is accurate. Anyway, 8 - 10% is pretty good. It'll be a real slog waiting for 13% ABV to ferment dry. Where 7% may go dry in a week 13% might take two weeks. 1060 - 1070 is your friend for a sweet spot between yield and ferment time. Google "rhino farts". Are you adding any nutrients? Check the temp range of your yeast. Many distillers yeasts do fine at 90F but you're at or near the top end of the temp range. Do you have the ability to actively cool? Re: 25% -- again, that's in the normal range -- a bit low perhaps but we've had worse. At what ABV are you stopping collection? All in all, a reasonable effort. Well don't and congrats on having the cojones for making potato vodka!
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    Odin on Gin

    Did you conduct a triangle test immediately after US treatment or just a few years after?
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    Boiler Installation Costs

    We have a 2M BTU Columbia and our bids were around $100k for steam and glycol.
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    Odin on Gin

    I would suggest that's a purchase you should make sooner than later.