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  1. ViolentBlue

    Continuous Columns in Denver

    there is one I designed in Colordo Springs. but thats a bit of a drive
  2. ViolentBlue

    New from SW Washington

    drop me a DM, I'll put you in touch
  3. ViolentBlue

    Oil Recommendations for Bain Marie Pot

    biodiesel works well and is usually pretty cheap if you can find a supplier, just make sure its not been blended with petroleum diesel. its basically vegetable oil that had had its heavier lipids replaces with lighter lipids, so you dont get the plasticized oil buildup that happens when you heat cycle vegetable oils. stays cleaner longer, and less buildup.
  4. ViolentBlue

    New from SW Washington

    Where abouts are you at, I have a friend who owns a distillery in Prosser. might be worth a visit.
  5. ViolentBlue

    Differences between Distilamax RM & SR

    EC1118 should produce very little character but has a higher alcohol tolerance. I personally prefer plain old bread yeast for character but it has low alcohol tolerance, so finishing with ec1118 as the bread yeast is petering out can give the best of both worlds. Red Star Champagne yeast is a close kin to ec1118, however is much cheaper when bought in bulk, and has the benefit of being quicker to reproduce after initial pitch, and can survive colder temps that would kill ec1118. I know lots of people like the Danstill EDV 493 for rum, but I am not particularly keen on it, it does ferment well but produced too many off flavors for me at low temps. it could just be my palate, and those "off flavors" where character. I know this was intended as a discussion on nutrients, but has taken a turn into yeast strains, so take my advice as what it is.
  6. yes the pictures are photoshopped to clean them up a bit, the still itself is untouched (other than the addition of our company logo) these are used a promotional pictures, blur the background to highlight the still
  7. ViolentBlue

    Selling Anton Paar DMA 35

    you have another one? the one I bought from you works well.
  8. the one on this listing is in Mississippi. but if you want to order one from me I can accommodate. prices are tied to the US dollar but I can accept Canadian funds.
  9. I dont have any full pictures of it but here is one I found during construction and here is a fully assembled similar model
  10. ViolentBlue

    Manway gasket material for stills - silicone or EPDM

  11. ViolentBlue

    Best options for cooling mash

    put side by side, identical mash, identical cooling water avaliability/flow using steam jacket to cool a 300 gallon mash took 1.5 hours using the ladder frame tube in tube wort cooler took 20 minutes https://www.cageandsons.com/type-aux-wort-cooler
  12. ViolentBlue

    Has anyone heard from Steven Cage?

    Again, you should be reaching out to Artisan Still Design for repairs on your Artisan Still Design equipment. And again, The exclusive representative contract you have with ASD excludes any possibility of my new company doing business with you. Because I was privy to this contract while working with ASD, and have now left, would cause a conflict of interest should i pursue interaction with you or your company.
  13. ViolentBlue

    Has anyone heard from Steven Cage?

    Hi David I left Artisan Still Design over a year ago, so your best person to contact is Neil Robinson 251-214-4123 as your equipment is from Artisan Still Design, and you have an exclusive contract with them I will not be able to help you at this time. I am usually very quick to respond to questions or inquiries, However in your case conflict of interest prevents me from doing so.
  14. ViolentBlue

    steady take off rate

    I know what you are referring to, a diffuser plate will help a little with problem, and increase slightly the cooling capability of the condenser, slowing the water as I suggested in combination with a diffuser of some sort will reduce the symptoms, but not eliminate them completely. so its a good upgrade from current, but not a complete solution. drop me a line, I have a couple more suggestions that are inexpensive to implement that will make your condenser even more efficient.