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  1. interesting concept seems pretty pricey in my mind it doesnt seem much more than a stainless vessel with staves floating around in them . i do believe that barrel ageing is a thing of the past , as there is more and more products coming on the market with no age statements (NAS) . interesting to see what the years to come will bring .
  2. as i was watching that video the guys comment about butchers not raising there own meat there is a outfit north of the city that breeds raises fattens and butchers there own cattle , there meat products sell for a premium because of there operation , high quality hand crafted beef lol . people need to be more aware of what there buying i think
  3. so what proof is this gns coming out of the truck at , are the cuts made or is it jus low wines off a commercial stripping run . it seems like a shame to by someone elses product just to bottle and label it . reminds me of when i worked in ethanol plant the product coming off tasted like something you by in a jar but could be redistilled into some thing resemble a vodka . basically bulk stripping run .
  4. thanks pete for info what type of fire would generate the most gases smouldering fire or burning hard .
  5. hey pete and paul got a brain teaser for you . our hydronic boiler is a 250 gallon wood fired boiler it burns 4 foot wood and heats with a water jacket system . would it be possible to collect the wood gas from the fire box as its burning and be stored to run stuff like gas power generators . thanks tim
  6. so what does gns sell for in bulk or does the going price depend on where its coming from
  7. paul what temp do most people run there oil bath oil at to get good operations and heat up time out of the still . tim
  8. if your mash tun is jacketed have you considered modify it as a stripping still
  9. yes we run baine marie they work great there no maintenance on them that you wouldnt have on any other still . how big is your mash tun tim
  10. thats a pretty big electric still might work , my vote is with out a doubt a baine marie you wont be sorry . if your trying to keep your costs down start smaller or make your own stripping still slash mash tun . if you start small run as hard as you can get the cash flowing and make sure you can sell what your making then you can upgrade to bigger with the confidence its money well spent . how big is the mash tun and fermenters that you have . depending on where you are in canada once you out grow your equipment you can resell it very easy . a small affordable well built still will make you more money than a big still that wont work or scorches product . the cheepest thing you buy to run a distillery is the still but its some thing you cant cheep out on . if i was you i would contact paul at ade talk to him explain your outfit and see what he can suggest there is more than one way to skin a cat even if you cant afford a knife lol when the night shift is bitching they cant keep up to sales then its time to buy bigger equipment , tim
  11. hello thanks for the information but i was looking for a canadian or american manufacturer
  12. i think the proper name for it is the glug glug lol .......as in who took the glug glug out of this bottle
  13. looks nice do you have any more info on them , how big , what gauge ,are they insulated or jacketed , how much , and where are you located .thanks tim
  14. i dont think wood is a pollutant or wasteful , the particles in wood smoke settle as fertiliser and burning wood is carbon neutral because the tree uses more carbon to grow than it producers when burnt , as far as it being wasteful wood is a renewable resource utilising it is a natural cycle of a forest . paul your idea is really cool i hope you pursue it and perfect it , can the gas produced be stored or must it be used immediately after its produced . if the system was able to be ran 24/7 producing and storing the gas making it available for peak times that would be one sweet unit . tim
  15. nice set up stumpy do you take the tote down and refill it or is it filled with a auger . tim
  16. thats pretty neat pete our is set up quite different than that , next time im in Australia i ll have to come see you and check it out . have you ever considered an evaporation pond or evaporation tower to get rid of waste water . im looking for an alternative to a normal septic system . tim
  17. we have never delt with companies in china and dont intend too my opinion is dont mess around and risk getting ripped off... jus call paul and let him set you up then you can lay awake in bed worrying how your going to spend all the money your making from the sales of good whisky not laying awake worrying about a company and there integrity in china . tim
  18. paul years ago one of the OSB mills in hudson bay had 2 huge diesel elecetric generators that burned gas collected off of there waste wood incinerators they were made by deutz in germany ,, that mill is long since gone but to my knowledge both were sold off and are still in operation at a sawmill in kelvington . very cool stuff
  19. three cheers for wood fired hydronic boilers , in our country hydronic are very comon fired by wood wich is carbon neutral and round bale burners that are also carbon neutral . our wood fired boiler is 250 gallons and takes 4 foot long wood . heating the house the shop the distillery the mash tun and still kettles we get easy 12 hours of burn time from a fill of good seasoned wood . the other huge saving is plumbing in the hydronic lines compared to runing steam lines . paul there is a good demand for wood boilers companies like homesteader from winkler manitoba have been around for years . pete how hot do you run your hydronic water in your boiler when your still is operating . tim
  20. the whole idea sounds genius to me i hope u share some pics of your build tim
  21. we ran a test batch of 100percent wheat mash , the mash turned out great tried stripping it with direct heat and it scorched and looked jus like your sample very little smell in the distillate but very noticeable in the backset and in the empty boiler . even tho it was lautered there was enough fine flour in suspension to burn and discolour the product .
  22. thanks guy s for the tips i ll give it a try , i ordered a tig brush while i wait for it i ll try it . captain only plus i see to citric is easier to get and easier to dispose of , the tig brush uses phosphoric acid to clean and passivate . when you use nitric are you soaking in acid bath or spot treating .
  23. is that price 120 dollars canadian ...where in southern alberta are you from tim
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