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  1. Hudson bay distillers

    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

    makes sense . this one is curved . im thinking we will bolt a half pipe at the bottom to catch grain , or collect right into a cart that can be moved with the forklift .
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    hydrasieve

    by the way what does dsm stand for
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    hydrasieve

    thanks joe will definitely take you up on the offer when the time comes . tim
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    Barrels for distillations

    just a heads up on buying food grade barrels off of kijji . first thing is make sure there HDPE plastic , and make sure that you know exactly what was in it . dont believe what the guy thats selling them is telling you he probably doesnt know or is just a straight up liar . if you are buying barrels from the edmonton area beware some of them are crap , we bought oak barrels from edmonton and when they got here they had no corks and were full of dead mice and mice shit . best source of new HDPE barrels is U line in edmonton ....used barrels are best bought from the guy that dumped them . not from some one that is peddling them on kijji, tim
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    Barrels for distillations

    my suggestion is ss beer kegs there cheep easy to sanitise , easy to lift and handle , easy to seal with 2 inch triclamp cap and clamp . win win tim
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    Mashbill in pounds

    indy that may be just a term that producers around here use . the actual term field refers to grain that is strait off the combine not cleaned or altered . there are different varieties of barley grown around here some are field feed barley grown for cattle/hog feed . some are malt barley varieties grown for the local malt plant . interesting to note not all malt barley grown for the malt plant is accepted as malt quality barley . all malt grown for the malt plant must be a malt variety and then pass there tests to be accepted as malt , germination and protein , nitrogen content ect..... . also all malt barley is grown on contract . so if a farmer contracts a crop for 20 bushels per seeded acre and its a good year and he yields 25 or 30 bushels a acre they are stuck with the option of selling the surplus as feed barley to cattle/hog producers or to sell it as unmalted malt barley . disclaimer ....im not a farmer nor do i claim to understand the science of grain marketing i just know what producers try to teach me , tim
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    Grapefruit Liquor

    i know nothing about your question im jus bored so let me tell you a story i heard the other day . a fella i ran into the other day spent 20 years in a coca cola bottling plant . while discussing bottling at 45 % vs chill filtering he told me about cream soda . cream soda used to be clear but they were having problems with clarity post bottling . there solution was to add pink colouring , now cream soda is pink . so im thinking if that may work for your product . just a thought lol tim
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    Mashbill in pounds

    it all depends if your talking about field feed barley , malted malt barley , or un malted malt barley . field feed barley is the poorest choice in my opinion . malted malt barley is best choice but is 32 bucks a bushel . un malted malt barley is a top choice at around 4 to 5 bucks a bushel but you need liquid enzyme to convert it . liquid enzymes have always been cheep insurance . tim
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    Distillery Equipment For Sale

    pretty cool looking equipment did you build the still yourself . tim
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    Outdoor wood fired stills for wineries etc?

    ya i agree those look cool . i see there actually gas fired . if they were wood fired would there not be a huge risk of sucking vapour into the fire box . tim
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    2x30bbl tanks for sale

    morning gustav are these tanks made of cypress . tim
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    Outdoor wood fired stills for wineries etc?

    i may be wrong but victoria spirits may have the german built still im thinking of .
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    Outdoor wood fired stills for wineries etc?

    would be interesting to see pics of what your thinking paul . in this area they would never allow a person to run a still outside of the building . however if it was set against a wall with the fire box accessed from the outside of the building and no chance of open flame inside the building you may have something . i have seen hydronic stoves that are in building and accessed from the outside , they worked good , all mess and fire outside and any waste heat is used in the building . i beleive there is a German made still that burns wood , however i dont know how they get around the risk of the stove sucking in a potential vapour leek . interesting stuff . tim
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    hydrasieve

    you bet i think barley will work fine , not sure about corn but luckily we have no corn around here . tim
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    hydrasieve

    i take it you have seen these before silk , have you ever seen one used for dewatering grain . tim
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    hydrasieve

    thanks silk that makes perfect sense good advice , what do you think of the idea of putting a false bottom in that weir box so that it only holds 5 or 10 gallons . that top box is 51 inches deep and 28 inches wide by 22 inches the other way . my rough calculations is thats about 136 gallons of liquid . and im thinking it would be full of spent grain by time a guy ran a batch thru , we would be going from shovelling the mash tun to shovelling the hydraseive . scooping out a bit at the end wouldnt be a biggy but i think 136 gallons would suck lol . maybe welding in a false bottom would distribute the material evenly like you mentioned and only have a small amount of spent grain held up to be cleaned out at the end . tim
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    grain/liquid separation

    thanks Paul . we raise sled dogs but kim always has a pet red bone coon hound kicking around lol . tim
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    grain/liquid separation

    thanks mr Dehner if you have any ideas on how you would set it up or modify it please do . i started another thread about the hydrasieve so not to offend 3 oaks . tim
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    hydrasieve

    i ll sure try and make a video when its up and running , as far as volume is concerned i cant find any accurate info because it all depends on the material your dewatering and the concentration of solids . the recommendations from the manufacturer cover everything from sewage waste plants to distilleries . what type of grist were you working with michaelangelo , and if your set up didnt work what did you end up using . tim
  21. Hudson bay distillers

    hydrasieve

    had a great discovery while acid bathing the hydraseive ......three wing nuts and tada the screen can be lifted up for easy cleaning of screen and collection area . im super impressed with the quality of the construction of this unit . tim
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    hydrasieve

    here a update on the hydrasieve static screen . we decided to go for it and give it a try . we have some modifications in mind they will all depend on how well it works as is . if it works as is then we wont mess with it . the first modification will be the clear water discharge, we will be adding triclamp fittings instead of screw in pipe thread . next will be to add a 2 inch pipe with holes or T's in it to the top of the weir . from the factory it is designed to pump into a small holding tank at top then over flow the weir and down the screen . this in my mind would end up with solids build up in bottom of holding tank that would then need to be cleaned . so i think pumping to the top of the weir will keep solids out of the holding tank , one less thing to clean out . next modification if need be will be to change the stand it sits on to one that is hinged giving us the ability to tilt it back decreasing the angle and slowing down the rate the grain falls . slower it falls the more time it has to drop the water thru screen . now if the grain is still to wet we have the ability to tilt it way back add rubber spring blocks to the mounting frame and then add vibrating motor , then like a vibrasieve rely on vibration and a slight angle to move solids down the screen instead of just gravity . now if it still doesn't do the job we want then im out of bright ideas , lets just hope it will work as is with no modifications of the rate the solids come down . as far as setting it up to work with the mash tun here the plan .... when the third water is ready to be discharged from the mash tun the slury of third water and spent grain is pumped out of the mash tun thru the hydrasieve and returned to the mash tun as it circulates the third water can be sprayed around to wash the solids out and give the mash tun a quick rinse . eventually all the solids should be out and third water can remain in the mash tun as tomorrows first water and temp maintained over night . now because were loosing water volume to hydrating the next batch of grist we can rinse the hydrasieve with hot pressure water to clean it. add that water to the third water volume to bring to the level we need for next mash . at a rate of 30 gallons per 100 water temp should be stable enough to be easily held over till morning when it will be circulated from the mash tun thru the grist hydrator with new grist and away we go again . now im sure there will be some changes in the process as we go along as it always is when adding a new piece of kit so if anyone can spot a flaw in the pre plan please share . good advice always trumps trial and error . tim
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    grain/liquid separation

    well today we brought this unit home sure hope it works ,,needs big acid bath and some mods on the plumbing and should be ready to give it a try . im thinking we may need to modify the bottom so that we can tilt it back to slow the solids down if there coming off to wet . time will tell . tim
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    Continuous Columns: Where do I start??

    very good post avak . how tall is the packed section of ur stripping column . tim
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    Continuous Columns: Where do I start??

    silk i agree totally , we jus went thru that here , one outfits lack of professionalism sparked a recall of product that started the govt on a rampage on all the rest in the industry . running a still running a still , during heat up or production all the technology in the world doesn't replace a operator .
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