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    Source to heat the still, electrical, NG, propane?

    we are just installing a oil fired 15 hp boiler that will fill our steam needs ,were lucky there is top notch boiler manufacturer a hour away . so for us oil was the answer . electricity is killing us , natural gas is not available , propane is more expensive BTU/hr , so oil it is . we still plan on preheating with our hydronic system and taking it to the final temp with steam . on the topic of boiler manufacturers make sure u are getting all your answers from a reputable manufacturer , not a boiler salesman . we delt directly with the owner he is 74 years old , has been in the business his entire life and is the third generation in the business . he really helped us figure out exactly what we need for what we plan on doing , and cleared up alot of steam myths floating around the internet . hands down the best company we have ever dealt with . tim
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    does anyone have a link to a source of bulk enzymes in canada . tim
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    thanks mheisz im still hoping to avoid the high shipping rates and the exchange and duty but it may not be an option . im waiting to here back from jtech to see what its going to cost to buy from them . tim
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    Continuous Starch Cooking

    very cool topic
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    thanks wolf head do you buy them in canada or is it shipped out of US
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    thanks silk yes pails or drums , i talked to novozyme yesterday and they have outlets here one only hour away but they dont sell enzymes in canada . i ll call jtech or gusmer see what they have that fits our mash bill tim
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    ok so no luck finding a canadian distributor does anyone have one from states they can recommend
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    DIY defoamers

    ok lol now i do feel dumb
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    Does it worth, 15K for 320 gallons pot still?

    is the jacket heated or is that just insulated . not sure where ur from but to heat a 300 gallon vessel with electricity would be very expensive around here . if you do the math on how many hours of run time it will take to strip and then a low wines run and a high wines run then figure out how much electricity that many hours would take and compare it to what 300 gallon batch would yeild . you may be shocked . tim
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    DIY defoamers

    this may be dumb question but what is dwld tim
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    Mash Schedule / Help Needed / Maybe

    great thread you guys , in my mind nailing down a process is like building a knife first get the basic shape and then keep sharpening it till its as sharp as it needs to be to do the job that intend to use it for . tim
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    Stuck Rye Fermentation

    sorry i dont know anything about fermenting rye but im curious about the pvc pipe stuck in the cap . never seen that before what is the science behind them . tim
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    Rubbery Ring of Corn on bottom of my mash tun

    you could stuff the guy in there that sold you that mash tun with a scrub brush .......im kidding i jus couldnt help myself ..imglad you got ur out fit going ....onward and upward buddy tim
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    Mash Tun not Heating

    hey paul how does a guy tell if the prv are the correct ones for kettle and the one on the jacket tim
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    steam eductors

    morning was wondering if anyone has any opinion and suggestion about steam eductors for steam injection into mash tun . just for reference the boiler is 15 hp low pressure steam . thanks tim
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    steam eductors

    thanks silk how many psi is are you pushing thru that eductors .
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    Mash Tun not Heating

    our jacketed baine marie has to have the air bled off every time we use it to get the max out of the jacket , seems when the jacket cools the vapour break sucks in air and needs to be bled off .
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    Mash Tun not Heating

    would you gain anything by steam injecting your mash tun to max out the efficiency of the boiler
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    broken English be afraid
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    Recommended fabricator for firebox

    silk i would have thought they would jus get sucked in and burn but that makes sense they would track back to the source . so explain how do they run wood fired stills like the one at victoria spirits . there are alot of wood fired stills that have the fire box under the still . tim
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    Recommended fabricator for firebox

    the distillery is Victoria spirits in the video im talking about .
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    Recommended fabricator for firebox

    dont know about down there but i watched a video from BC and the guy had a wood burning german made still in his distillery . in some ways wouldnt it be safer , if there was a vapour leak it would get drawn into the stove and burned instead of building up and pooling into a huge explosive vapour puddle waiting for a spark . i guess if the kettle ruptured that would be different but i dont think anyone has mash high proof enough to burn . if you do build it make sure you share pics id love to see it . tim
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    Mashing technique: oil reduction

    here a plan for u let your feints, low wines or high wines cool in a open top vessel , all oily stuff should float to surface , once its floating lay paper towel on top and let it float , all the oils will stick to paper towel , drain the vessel from bottom and leave the oil soaked paper towel behind , alcohol will drain out of the paper towel and the oil will remain in the paper towel . not telling u why i know this lol kim
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    morning was wondering if anyone has a method to determine how much if any un fermentable sugars are in a mash , other than pitching and seeing what the yeast uses .
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    thanks tom starch tests are fine conversions are fine with starting gravity at 70 points , just curious if there was a way of figure out if the 70 points of sugar are all fermentable sugars .