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  1. Pete are all 3 rollers pressing the spent grain equally or is the second and third set progressively more pressure than the one before . Tim
  2. Grain in we use refractometer , tried hydrometer on strained wort wasn't happy with it . We do test strained samples during fermentation but I don't put alot of weight in the results.
  3. That is a nice unit hope someone snaps it up. A heads up tho , when I zoom in on the welds where the top manway is welded to the the collar I see you have a similar problem that we have . We have a 45 gallon r and d still that has welds that are under cut away too deep . We had welds inspected and inspector pointed out all the welds that were factory and how good they looked and the ones that were added by the vendor that were chancy . He assured us they would probably hold but recommended we get them re welded by a different welder . On the topic of heating what is the fitting on the jacket jus to the right of the bottom manway . Is it in the jacket or does it go through to the inner tun .
  4. Doesn't zap have a label machine for round bottles.
  5. Depends on shape of your bottle , our bottles are flat and we use a zap labeller . Works great customer service is great it's all good good. Tim
  6. When we started we used a hydro seive worked like a dream . Basically fool proof set up . Since then we have changed to grain in fermentation and stripping using steam injection . Now when it's time to dump stripping still we pump the slurry into a honey wagon and out to the pigs it goes . Any extra that pigs don't need is sprayed on the land as fertilizer and worked in . So imo if you can't sell it to a hog farmer sell it as liquid fertilizer . If I was going to make a dewater system I would use the air tubes from a airation grain bin . They are 28 inch around and 3 feet long .If set on an incline and turned like a cement mixer.slurry can be pumped into top ,liquid drains thru and the tumble action keepsscreen clear . As it rolls dry material works it's way down and tumbles out bottom of tube . By adjusting the feed rate , the rotation speed , and the rate of incline you should be able to get ur spent grain as dry or wet as you want . Airation tubes are available In galvanized steel ,aluminum,or stainless steel . At this stage in production there no need for stainless . Tim
  7. There are lots of options for boiler water treatment that will not affect injecting into food products . You can't get rid of minerals from water all you can do is hold them in suspension and blast them out when u do your morning blow down . Tim
  8. Alot depends where in Canada ur talking around here your looking to at 5 to 7 bucks a bushel for malt barely and 6 to 8 bucks a bushel for spring wheat . That's cleaned delivered . Where your from is the big factor ,were lucky ,lots of producers here and malt plant 30 miles away. Tim
  9. It all depends how big of batches you are making , if you contact bsg . Or any enzyme company they can tell you exactly the type and amount of enzyme you need according to your mash bill. Tim
  10. Hang in there 8 to 10 inch grain cap is normal , allow it to drop on its own there is a fare bit of fermentable sugars in that grain .as long as the cap is still floating it's still fermenting. Tim
  11. Thanks that's the kind of review I was curious about Tim
  12. Hello all I was wondering if anyone out there is using a Waukesha number 10 positive displacement pump . Tim
  13. What's specs on pump ,how many hp will it push grain in mash. And how much for just the pump Tim
  14. Hey Paul I was reading one of your earlier posts where you said all your stills have a serial number on it . We have looked for one on the still we bought from you and can't find it . Where is it located. Tim
  15. Silk how thick would you estimate your slurry is would this set up work at 2.5 lbs per gallon . Tim
  16. There are food grade treatment options that are used extensively in the food processing industry any water treatment company should be able to help you .
  17. You might also look at a diesel or propane fired boiler
  18. What were seeing alot of is distilleries that started to small ,then realise they can't produce enough to keep the place in operation . Basically hobby sized production with commercial size bills . Lots of the bills dont depend on production some bills are jus set in stone no matter how big you . Now we're seeing some outfits step up to bat and get bigger equipment to continue producing good product in a volume that pays the bills . However were also seeing most of them just switching to gns and fuel alcohol from ethanol plants and flooding the country with shitty flavoured vodka . This does nothing but hurt the industry as people are not going to try many hand crafted products if the ones they try tastes like flavoured boat gas . In my opinion one needs to shoot for a minimum of mashing 300 gallons a day to keep in business for any length of time . But that's jus my shitty opinion lol Tim
  19. I agree with silk (as usual ). Yeast may not your problem but of course you should explain what is going on in better detail so it can be narrowed down . There is million things that can go wrong but only one thing that can go right lol. Rum ie cane sugar and brandy ie fruit both can be fermented quite well with lavellan ec118, it very forgiving . Tim
  20. Unattended equals unacceptable
  21. Silk that is a great set up not counting the slurry pump what was total cost of ur set up .
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