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  1. Good thing I've been paying attention to our conversations and know that you're not looking for a 17-plate vodka column! Once you have your finances in order, give me a shout. I'll give you that contact I was telling you about as well. I've spoken to him already about it. Cheers!
  2. We do usu We do usually put a pipe section on top of the boiler and under the glass column, or all of our columns for that matter. Not a problem to run mash or wash, just like other columns, it depends on how much heat you're throwing at it. At the end of the day, the Crystal Dragon functions just like the regular stainless or copper columns. We, along with others, have plenty of customers doing all grain mashes, and heavier washes with the glass columns. For stripping runs, as @bluestar mentioned, it definitely makes sense to hammer it down through a copper helmet or something of the sort.
  3. Shoot me an email or give me a call. We are hammering out a few details.....changes, installation, training, etc.... Chris Chris@stilldragon.com 806-206-5861
  4. The 13 gal milk can is used all over the world with an immersion element. As long as you do your due diligence on the kettle charge, and keep an eye on the process, you'll be just fine. That being said, people have dry fired elements in all shapes and sizes of kettles. 99.9% of the time it is operator error!
  5. There is a liquid level indicator on the doubler that tells the pump when to send the liquid out. In this case, I believe Stumpy sends it back to the beer well. There is a lot of good alcohol left in that thumper juice, likely much higher than 10 proof.
  6. Hello folks, Check out the link below to see one of our continuous systems in action at @Stumpy's place!!
  7. Hello All, For those of you having issues with our website, please reach out to us directly through email or phone. We are currently going through a complete overhaul of our site and it might make some things difficult for a short time. Sorry for any inconveniences! Chris
  8. Good call on the caps over the perf plates! Also, for those having any issues with our website, we are currently under a full site remodel. If you have any issues or questions, please reach out to us directly. Cheers! Chris
  9. We would be happy to help you out and build one that suits your specific needs. Give me a shout. Chris chris@stilldragon.com 806-206-5861
  10. Hey Mark, Just give Jeff a call. He'll take care of you!
  11. By the way Paul, our baine marie kettles are set up and rated the exact same way as our steam jacketed stills. Same PRV's etc... We just add a box to the bottom for elements if you want to make a self-contained steam jacket. Not everyone can afford a boiler. But when they can, their StillDragon baine marie kettle will already be set up and rated for steam, thus keeping them from having to purchase a completely new still. We have a lot of them out there in operation and none of them are blowing up as THEY HAVE THE PROPER RATINGS!! As for the other stuff, you're just reaching to think that we don't put an emphasis on safety. That's that last of our conversation. I was trying to help out the OP not get in an argument with you!!
  12. While oil can be heated up to a higher temperature, you're adding a lot more volume of material to be heated, which in turn will take longer with the same amount of BTU input. I can only talk about our equipment as ours are typically ran as a pressure vessel. We suggest using water on our systems, although you can also use oil without pressure, and here is why: 1. Water is more cost effective than oil, requires less, and is 100% easier to clean up. 2. Not sure how your kettles are designed, but ours have a reservoir on the bottom that houses the elements. Where you need to fill the jacket up exponentially with oil, you only need enough water to keep the elements covered while generating enough steam for the jacket. When under pressure at close to 15psi steam is almost 250F. 3. While you can hold higher temps with oil, you can get the steam temp up much quicker and cool it much quicker, making it a more responsive system. In a well insulated kettle, once you get the oil up to temp, it takes a while to back that temp down. That's based on our designs, our research, and feedback from our customers.
  13. How many gallons of oil are in each jacket? Why not use water and lower your heat up time? And never run a still unattended!!
  14. What amazes me is that it took this long! I hope everyone taken advantage of gets back some, if not all, of what they put in.
  15. Give us a shout. We can help you with whatever you may need along with great pricing. chris@stilldragon.com 806-206-5861
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