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    New, Unused 150 Gallon Cage & Sons Column Still for Sale

    are these canadian units as in shipped from canada and paid for in canadian money tim
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    New, Unused 150 Gallon Cage & Sons Column Still for Sale

    very nice looking unit
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    Distillery Floor Treatment

    we painted , was expensive and does not stand up at all , total waste of money kim
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    pete our over flow is same it draws off bottom , our thinking was it would be pulling off the bottom where there should be the least chance of any alcohol remaining in bottoms product . tim
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    thanks pete thats what iwas wondering if u were running floats or just a overflow . tim
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    thanks stumpy we will research that idea tim
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    pete , how are you regulating the level of bottoms product in your reboiler . do you have a float inside or a over flow system . were having problems maintaining a constant level in the bottoms kettle . any info would be great tim
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    filter systems

    hello does anyone have any leads on Canadian companies that carry filtration systems . tim
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    DIN Gasket material for sight glass?

    richard are you talking about silicone in a tube
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    Feeling very pleased with my efforts

    congratulations MR Pete we have always enjoyed your posts and valued your opinions . tim and kim
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    hydrasieve

    morning all , i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with a hydra sieve static screen . we have a chance to pick one up and any info would be great . our mash bill is 100 % barley and a 3 water infusion mash , mash tun has lauter pipes for first and second water . were hoping to use hydra sieve for third water , this would allow us to pump third water and spent grain out of the mash tun as a slurry instead of having to shovel it out . it seems like this would solve the brain twizzler of shovelling spent grain , makes sense in my mind but there lots of things bouncing around in my mind that only make sense in there . https://www.andritz.com/products-en/group/separation/screens-drains-presses/hydrasieve-static-screen tim
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    hydrasieve

    well the grain in project worked out fine , grain came off no problem . the hydro sieve worked like a charm . if our stripping still was a pot still not continuous column i would not hesitate to do grain in all the time . so its all good good . tim
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    hydrasieve

    cant prove it yet but i cant see why it wont work , im heating the mash tun as we speak so today is the day we ll try it . probably will dewater the spent grain before we distill it and rinse the grain before feeding it out . i ll let you know how this experiment works out . tim
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    hydrasieve

    patio29 dadio not sure about a grain in process like you mention , we use the hydrosieve to separate 3rd water from spent grain . as far as fines goes were currently running malt barley thru our process but it is ground very fine . no problem with plugging the hydro sieve the spent grain rolls down and cleans itself . we don't ferment or distill on the grain as it doesn't suit our continuous column , we need our wort and distillers beer clean . we do plan on doing a batch on the grain to compare but haven so far . tim
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    hydrasieve

    yes im very happy we jumped on it when it came up . it very trouble free once pumps are running it just runs itself . was well worth the cost for sure . id post snap chat video but dont know how . tim
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    hydrasieve

    as you can see it works like a dream , we put a false bottom in the weir box so it only holds about 8 gallons of mash before it spills over to the screen . we also added a beaver dam on the very bottom to hold the spent grain on the screen a bit longer , this needs to be smaller as it holds more grain back than needed . its about 2 inch high in pic but only needs to be about half inch . the grain comes off super dry and tumbles in to the soon to be patented spent grain remover . the spent grain is dry enough that you can grab a fist full and no liquid comes out . we pumped from the mash tun and returned cleared water to the mash tun using the clear water to continue washing the grain to the pump . takes about a hour to run 200 gallons with 2.5 lbs per gallon of grain . all and all we love this machine, works like a charm and is super easy to clean up after your done . soon we will add a 6 inch auger across the bottom running in a half pipe to carry the dewatered grain away . tim
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    hydrasieve

    good morning all yesterday finally got some pics of the hydrosieve in action so i thoight i would share .
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    carbon monoxide

    good morning does any one know if mashing (malt barley) produces carbon monoxide . here why , our mashtun is pre heated with our hydronic system that brings the mash water up to 140 F , this takes about 6 hours . so last night before leaving we put water and grain in mashtun to pre heat over night expecting to wake up and have 400 gallons of mash almost to temp , inject the rest of the heat and done deal . well at 430 this morning i wake up to the alerts from gas sensors saying there is a carbon monoxide issue . our tun room is air tight with xp ventilation system so i turn it on and in a few min the alerts stop . so question is can the mash tun produce carbon monoxide . this is the first time this has happened so not sure if alarm system is malfunctioning or is there really carbon monoxide being produced some how . im thinking if i put kims cat in there and check on it in half hour i would know if the sensor is lying . tim
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    carbon monoxide

    silk yesterday we changed it up for just that reason , we let the water preheat over night and added the grain in the morning it worked better i think . tim
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    carbon monoxide

    silk our hydronic boiler is wood fired and outside in middle of the yard . the sensor has not gone off since it musta bin jus one of those things i guess . tim
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    BOTTLES 750ml & 1 Liter $0.15/bottle

    thanks but sorry we cant afford to buy anything out of the US , shipping exchange and duty just make it not an option . kim
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    Thermal fluid system for still heating(?)

    what does that system cost in comparison to a low pressure steam boiler . we use a hydronic system that heats our house ,the distillery , the mash tun , and stills . we can hold vessels at 150 f with the hot water and then get the last bit of heat we need with steam injection into the mash tun and with steam jacket on the stills . we tested useing oil and found it way to much of a mess to work with , and very hard to back off if you over shoot a temp that your targeting . tim
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    BOTTLES 750ml & 1 Liter $0.15/bottle

    where are you located
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    Plumbing question: is this normal?

    not a plumer but thats not normal or good , the inlet on the trap should be air tight or the trap is useless tim
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    Fork lift or not fork lift

    we lucked out and bought an electric walkie stacker (hope thats how to spell it ) its very handy inside building . the older ones were 12 volt so a ordinary tractor battery works on them if battery goes crappy . may not get full shift out of a charge but its not runing for full shift . our forklift is way to handy especially out side , however if i went to replace it i would buy a skid steer because it would be more versatile . when ever were lifting stuff thats way to heavy outta truck we lift it and pull truck out from under it then lower to the ground before moving forklift ,seems to help . tim
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