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    ADI Forum Moderation Policies are Hurting Members

    atta boys now lets all be joe pro so we dont drive the administrator to drinking
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    330 gallon Still

    any idea of the manufacturer
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    Distillery Explosion

    thats unreal glad the fella is ok . i think that still held up pretty good couple new fittings and a buffing pad and bet she ready to roll , ru going to rebuild it paul
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    Mash Tun, fermenters, and filtration unit

    i would suggest the possibility of getting or modify a mash tun that can be heated and cooled to mash with but can also be fitted with a separate lid that can used as a stripping still . a simple pot still column and ur mash tun is a stripping still and ur 75 gallon still is only for spirit runs . i wish i took a pic of it but i seen a mash tun lid made out of oak planks with a pot still head on it super cheep and usable till the guy could afford to up grade . stumpys 500 gallon would be sweet unit . if u cant secure a agitator dont dismiss the idea of recirculating with a pump instead of agitating , the pump will not only keep your product from scorching but can be used to empty mash tun in to fermenters and empty fermenters into stripping still and empty stripping still after stripping run . ....it may not be super fly cool but it will save you some start up money , my theory is every 50 bucks you can save is a bottle of product that you get to keep the money from instead of giving it to the bank .... we toured a vodka distillery in January that had a beautiful hand made german still how ever they only run it once a week because they dont have the sales to run it every day to me that dont make sense . the bank gets paid weather the still runs that day or not . where are you located curt depending on your location there are other options to get started and selling top notch product . best advice i was ever told was that when your night shift is run ragged trying to keep up to sales its time to get bigger equiptment lol ... tim
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    Mash Tun, fermenters, and filtration unit

    hey curt how big is your still tim
  6. hello way over there in BC hope your meeting goes well on thursday tim
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    Looking for suggestions on separating grain after mashing

    i spent years at a integrated feedlot / ethanol plant all the stillage was pumped to the cattle it was there only source of water and it accounted for 10 % of the grain in there diet . the distillers grain was also fed out mixed with silage ect ...to my knowledge poundmakers agventures in lanigan sask was the first feedlot / ethanol combination in canada .
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    Filter for bottling line - dealing with barrel char

    so what is everyones preference for micron size of primary and secondary filters for barrel aged whisky
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    Finding the right alcohol-proof rubber

    good charts paul but im curious there are no percentages on the various chemicals would it be safe to conclude that it is pure or as pure as possible when tested , tim
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    250 and 500 Gallon Pot Stills (New) Immediate Shipping

    ihave seen that still in action it is a very nice unit , you did a great job on it
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    1000 liter still

    mjduheme. got the pics , holy lick its worse than i would have guessed , i ll share them with the others here and we will talk about the viability of fixing and making use of it . how far are you from pauls fabricating shop , also is the agitator still on the boiler or did it sell already . could you send me the measurements of the inside boiler i may have a vessel that will fit inside that jacket once the crumpled one is removed . thanks tim
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    1000 liter still

    i would be interested in some pics detailing the damage if you have time and a idea what kinda money you are hoping for thanks . fbk.northern@xplornet.ca
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    1000 liter still

    who manufactured that boiler
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    1000 liter still

    hey paul that makes sense i wondered why the valve didnt blow guess it cant blow if its not there lol . i take it you have seen the damage do you have any idea how much the repair would cost .
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    1000 liter still

    hello im curious why didnt the pressure relief valve blow before the inner liner , how much damage did it do , and how hard will it be to fix ,
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    Geothermal cooling

    the faster u can cool ur mash the better is my opinion , but thats jus me i wouldnt leave it to cool on its own .
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    Selling off the farm, MUST GO!

    where are you located
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    Geothermal cooling

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Air-to-Water-Heat-Exchanger-18x20-1-MPT-Fin-Enhanced-Hot-Water-Coil-190kBtu-/322436584099?hash=item4b12b7d2a3:g:Uk8AAOSwx6pYnMyQ hey jesse here is a link to a rad they are all copper 4 core rad there designed to fit in the plenum of a forced air furnace , there usually enough height in the duct work to lift the plenum and install there very cheep and trouble free and good heat transfer . one rad this size will heat a house with no problem . we have also installed them like a unit heater with its own fan . my neighbour has one rad in the plenum of his electric forced air furnace and he supply it with a 250 gallon outside stove (yard furnace ). his house is around 2000 square feet on 2 levels (in northern Saskatchewan winter conditions ) . that gives you a idea how much heat one rad will pull out of water .
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    Geothermal cooling

    im happy to say we can circulate our water back into our well all we want around here there is no laws like that here . tim
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    Geothermal cooling

    hey jesse i think ur on the right track by using radiators to remove heat from water why waste that heat but dont use base boad heaters hydronic rads designed to fit in the plenum of a forced air furnace are way better and way cheeper , its alot easier to add on extra if need be to than digging more geothermal loops . if you could find out how much heat ur condenser will produce that would be a big help find out water temp going in and temp coming out and gallon per min (flow rate ). these two numbers will be crucial in design ur set up .. volume of water in your loops is a major factor ,example one gallon of water in loop or 1000 gallons in your loop , see huge difference . you need know how many degrees of heat your system needs to remove before it makes it back to the condenser . theoretically your return water only needs to be colder than your vapour temp at top of your column but the colder the better . you can remove the bulk of the heat by using it to pre heat process water (wash water or mash water ). or heating ur distillery or your home or a side arm that heats your house water , if there is still heat that needs to be removed then the water can continue on to your geothermal system for the final cooling if need be . bear in mind every degree of heat that is removed by the geothermal system is a total waste so the more uses you can find for those precious degrees before hand is all money in your pocket . there are many variables that you can tweek to get the desired result . you can change the volume of water in the system , you can change the rate of flow in your system allowing it more time to gain degrees in your condenser or loose degrees in your system , and you can change the type of heat extraction from simple hydronic rads for heating buildings or floor heat in cement floors or side arms and coils to pre heat process water for buisness or home . if you look at it like ur designing a hydronic heating system(but backwards lol) it gets real simple . we have designed many hydronic systems they are a very affordable source of heat transfer , heck a taco hydronic pump is only 150 bucks lol and will run continually for 10 or 15 years . also remember you need your water to return to your condenser at a very specific and consistent temp and flow rate in order to get max efficiency out of your condenser . the amount of heat that will be extracted from your water will be influenced by the temp of what your extracting the heat with ,,,example if your heating mash water it will extract heat faster when it is cold compared to as when it warms up , this also applies to heating a building the colder it is the more heat it will remove in same amount of flow time . this can be precisely monitored by use of 3 way mixing valves that will only allow water to return to the condenser once it has been properly cooled ,if its still to hot it will send it back thru the system to be further cooled . once again same as hydronic heating system, water only returns to be reheated once it has had a specific amount of heat removed (there no point in reheating hot water lol ) . if i was you i would set your system up and fire up your still and boil a batch of water and see if you can condense the steam back to water that would be a good estimate of the max cooling power u would need , then tweek it accordingly . all big fun jesse enjoy
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    oak cube ratio

    philstill that link is well worth reading glad u posted it , i think if i read it ten times and keep google up all the big words i may understand it , good stuff
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    Geothermal cooling

    not exactly geothermal but we use water out of deep big bore well for cooling , its pulling water from the bottom of the well and returning it back to the well ,,,,our only concern is our hydronic heating coils are also same coils used for cooling so they need a flushing out before cooling , usually about 15 gallons of wasted water then its good to go .
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    Boiled linseed oil for oak barrels

    i may be totally wrong but is the angel share not made up of higher more volatile ,sharper tasting alcohols thus giving the aged spirit a smoother more palatable spirit . personally if i was seeing a very high rate of angel share i would first look closely at my cuts . as far as linseed oil is concerned i would look at barrel wax to seal a barrel before a oil product that may soak thru into me spirit . in my mind removing the angel share is the only real scientific reason for ageing in a barrel compared to ageing in a stainless vessel with oak chips , but this is only my opinion please dont send the coopers union to break my legs for mentioning oak chips lol ... and speaking of coopers you may be suffering from jus poorly made barrels made out of poor choice of wood grain . we had purchased some used wine barrels half of them had the usual stains and scaring the others were totally red from the wine inside soaking thru . i figured one was used for different wines but at a closer look both had identical info on them from the winery, however they were made by different cooperage's so my conclusion is they were made out of different quality of oak . allowing for different amounts of the red wine to soak thru ... that my guess , but there some very talented coopers on this forum that hopefully chime in and set me thinking straight ...
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    Do I need to be a Mad Scientist?

    relax lol its a inside joke with another forum member ,it has nothing to do with wearing bib overalls with no shirt or making meth lol . i agree chemistry , design engineering , marketing skills , working knowledge of history and good old think on ur feet and work ethic are the foundation of our industry . but a sense of humour is pretty important too sometimes we jus gotta relax and realise were jus making a product that our customers like and makes there lives a touch richer when they enjoy our product after a hard day on there jobs . cheers to all and hats off to everyone that makes the world a more pleasant place , one sip at a time .
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    Do I need to be a Mad Scientist?

    lol a masters degree in chemistry ...and your cooking whisky for a living , id say something has gone horribly wrong in ones life ..unbound 87 next time your talking to her thank her for the chuckle she made my day
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