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  1. Sharpe Mixer, excellent condition. air powered for absolutely safe operation. turns a 2000 liter tank over in 60 seconds. 66" shaft with dual propellers. asking $600. (paid $1800). call 646-286-2690 or email info@valentinedistilling.com
  2. Barrel Racks for 25-30 gallon barrels. measure 24" x 45" Excellent condition. 12 available. $50 or best offer. contact me at info@valentinedistilling.com
  3. i'm interested. call 646-286-2690 or email rifino@valentinedistilling.com
  4. New 7.5 ton chiller. Never used. Was dropped on side in transit. 230 volt/3 phase. 25 gallon glycol tank. 2 pump system. Located in Detroit area. Pictures show the minor damage. Please email info@valentinevodka.com asking $7,000 http://imgur.com/a/uRc2k
  5. New 7.5 ton chiller. Never used. Was dropped on side in transit. 230 volt/3 phase. 25 gallon glycol tank. 2 pump system. Located in Detroit area. Pictures show the minor damage. Please email info@valentinevodka.com asking $7,000 http://imgur.com/a/uRc2k
  6. thanks everyone for your valuable input! i think we're going to try out drew's answer here. as i get older, my brain doesn't handle all the math as well as it used to but once i get a spreadsheet set up i won't have to do it again! answers to the various questions: i use synthetic Bar Tops. they are the correct size, but it seems with slight variation in glass and corks, some fit perfectly, some are a little tight, some are looser. we seal them with a self-adhesive strip over the top of the cork and down the neck. it's a bit more work, but looks sharp. i'm sure they don't hold as strongly as a shrink capsule would, but until i get a really nice looking capsule, i'm sticking with the extra work! good luck all, and many thanks, rifino
  7. what temp is everyone bottling? i have been going with the 60 F standard for gauging. however, with expansion on these hot summer days, i'm having some caps starting to push out a little bit. thinking about bottling hotter and adjusting volume accordingly. am i way off on this or does anyone have a better idea? using a volumetric filler.
  8. where is it located? rifino 646-286-2690
  9. i'd be happy to give you my take. feel free to call me at 646-286-2690 rifino
  10. what do you guys do with the heads? any use for them? i can't imagine the drain is acceptable.
  11. i'm thinking about using a 3 or 4 headed gravity filler and a semi-automatic labeller able to apply a front and back label. it seems there are a ton of different models out there ranging dramatically in price. i want to spend as little money as possible, but don't want to make the mistake of buying equipment that doesn't work well. anyone know of economical, yet effective equipment, that you've had good luck with?
  12. what are the pros and cons of using granulated or powder carbon for filtering vodka?
  13. for vodka, do you filter with activated carbon before or after you dilute?
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