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  1. Organic distilled spirits means exactly what?

    interesting stuff this is . my brother in law is an organic farmer and he spends half his time burning dzl fuel working summerfallow to kill weeds only to combine next years crop and spread them back out across the field again . and he thinks this is good for the environment lol . organic products have taken a huge loss in popularity once nonorganic producers started using the label naturally , most consumers dont know the difference between naturally and organic lol . personally when i look at 4 dollar a bushel malt barley grown conventionally or 7 dollar a bushel organic malt barley the choice is clear . ...but like pete said the customer is always right , so the next big question ,,,is there enough customers that care to justify the cost difference and are they willing to pay up for there choice . i think not but who knows . what percentage of successful marketing is product and what percent is bull shit .....
  2. final product is cloudy

    im not a rum guy but the cure is same for all spirits jus as foreshot says , there only 2 options well 3 if you count putting it in a green bottle like jamesons .lol tim
  3. Wheat Grain Seperation

    not sure there is a easy or right way to separate spent wheat without some very expensive equipment, for us the easiest is to grind very fine and ferment and distill on the grain . then strip it either on a continuous still that can handle some solids or in a baine marie style still . then your spent grain is pumped out with your backset . lots depends on your location , budget , and the room you have in your facility as to what process will work for you . location is a big one seeing as trucking spent grain and slop any distance can be a huge pain especially in winter months, nothing like a frozen tote full of slop . and as far as budget goes the cost of a grain separator that only does one job , versus a baine marie still that can do 3 jobs { strip , spirit runs , and grain in distillation } is a no brainer . tim
  4. Pulsing Still

    true but upping the pressure in the feed line drops the boiling point keeping it at a stable nonboiling point while its in the feed line , dropping it back to atmospheric pressure when released into the column drops the boiling point causing it to boil and vaporise instantly without taxing any energy from the column . tim
  5. Pulsing Still

    thanks captn and meerkat that confirms what i was thinking . i would think that a feed temp and pressure change that would flash off the alcohol vapors but keep heavier components at a liquid would be optimal temp . ...sorryfor getting off topic tim
  6. Pulsing Still

    makes sense pete and meerkat , so with this in mind what would you guys say the optimum temp for the preheated feed to be when entering a continuous column , not factoring in the pressure change from the feed line to atmospheric in the column . tim
  7. Malted vs unmalted wheat for whiskey

    say blue star are you talking 80 percent of your mash bill is malted wheat and 20 percent un malted . or are you talking 80 percent abv off a malted wheat batch . tim
  8. enough is enough: what a load of hot water

    hotter would be nice for an infusion mash if that was a process ur into . tim
  9. Interesting article on Sherry Barrels

    that is a very interesting article thanks for posting it . there are so many marketing twists in the whisky industry it is amazing and ton in the vodka world i cant believe it , most come from a necessary process from days gone by makes for great history . my favorite is the vodka distilled 10 ten times lol if every plate is a distillation guess that's true but if your running your vodka thru the still 10 times then you better call paul and get a better still and colum lol . there may have been a time in history that people needed to do that and now the public thinks it must be the good stuff cuz it was distilled 10 times .....i love it history adds such romance to the industry . romance with a touch of bullshit makes for great labelling . kim
  10. grain cleaner

    mjdeheme that sucks that you cant grow barley in your area it is a great source of cost effective starch . your exactly right about no secondary market for barley , the best malt quality barley in the world is jus feed if the malt plant wont buy it . i jus came home from having a visit with a neighbor who grows harrington metcalf barley for the malt plant he is sitting on 20 thousand bushels of barley that is approved malt but his contract is full and only place he can sell it is as feed he offered me all i want for 3.50 a bushel . now that sucks as a farmer but as a distillery thats jus affordable starch . pete never thought of grass hopper as a flavor but you may be right lol . our cleaner cleaned it completely clean it was a seed cleaner there was no weeds or broken or small grain and all the chaff and straw gone . i used to keep an eye on the discharge and yup there was some grasshopper in the mix lol . i also agree there no mouse poop coming off the field , stored in steel bins with hopper bottoms or cement floors mice should never be a issue . over the years i have been in enough food plants that handle grain to know mouse crap is the least of there worries lol . my wife is laughing about the mouse poop and she said have you ever been in a grain elevator where do you think that grain is going , somebody is obviously eating it lol . there are grain screaners out there that are less complicated than a full fledge seed cleaner it some thing im looking into . im thinking they may have an advantage as they leave straw bits and chaff in the grain save buying rice hulls . here is apic of a old hand cranked 2 tray fanning mill you can have it for free pete if you come get it it will get those grass hoppers out of your grain , doubt it has been used for fifty years but its complete lol . tim
  11. How to keep cooling water from going bad

    years ago we toured a place that had a huge tank filled with exotic water plants as a cooling reservoir , the plants were not only very cool but each one had a job to do to clean and purify the water , very cool addition to a eco friendly tasting room . we were also in a hotel in montana a few years back that had a moat all thru the lobby and restaurant full of fish , my first thought was that would make a cool cooling system lol . tim
  12. Distillary Equipment needed

    you may want to be more specific as to the size and use, are you talking commercial batch equipment or home distilling use . also may help if you specify what product you plan on making also where your located this forum has a huge following covering the entire globe . there are some very well stocked vendors that im sure can help you as well as some very good used goodies that show up . hope find what your looking for . tim
  13. bulk milk tank

    so now im curious would that chart still work seeing as milk weighs different than mash and mash weighs different depending on its grain content . cuz i see the chart is calibrated on milk weighing 8 lbs per gallon .
  14. bulk milk tank

    thanks silk that makes sense its really not a big deal its worked this long with out knowing exact measurements lol jus was figuring some one in the group would know about these tanks . tim
  15. bulk milk tank

    thanks guys we got the tank from a brewery that was using it for propagating yeast and they never had any info on it , i ll try that link see what i can find out . tim