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  1. do they have cone bottom drain?
  2. Two masher mixers for sale from Mixer Direct manufactured by Baldor. Mixer Motor #1: 1/3 hp, single phase, explosion proof, new in box, Baldor number CL5001A, specs can be found on page 15 here https://www.baldor.com/mvc/DownloadCenter/Files/BR454 Can provide order number from Mixer Direct for assistance with matching parts... Motor only. Cost $660 new in fall 2017. Sell for $330, still unused in the box. FOB, or can deliver local to WV Mixer #2: 1/4HP, Non Explosion Proof, 3 Phase, Used 6 months Includes: motor and mixer assembly w/ 4 bolt 6" flange mount Lenze Model esv371n01sxc single phase converter VFD 40" Mixer paddle shaft with connection bolt. The blades have been cut off the shaft when it was removed from the masher, can be welded with whatever blade configuration you want. 4 bolt flange for welding to masher w/ SS bolts and washers. $600 OBO FOB, can sell with or without VFD (+$150), can sell VFD seperate for $150 ($360 retail) http://www.electricmotorwholesale.com/LENZE-ESV371N01SXC.html All pics are of this mixer except for one that is new, still wrapped in the box.
  3. 2 x 300 gallon open top fermenters from Affordable Distillery Equipment. They are heavy duty stainless steel with adjustable legs and include: 4" triclamp valves w/ 4" to 2" triclamp adapters, clamps and gaskets custom screen covers to keep bugs out, tri-clamp thermometer ports w/ thermometers clamps and gaskets. They have flat bottom but do drain completely with the angle provided by adjustable legs and the exit valve is welded slightly below bottom level. (see pic) One leg was bent during transport but still works fine.(see pic) Some scratches in bottom.(see pic) Used 1.5 years, upgrading to 2000L system. Can deliver within days drive of WV or load FOB Asking $2,000 each OBO will sell seperate
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    Facebook Fan Pages

    We use Facebook a lot! As other folks said you have to keep posting on the reg to get results, but there is a marked difference in visitor on days when we post and days when we don't - the challenge is coming up with good pictures and posts day after day when you are trying to focus on other things. www.facebook.com/stillhollowspirits Cheers!
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    Trub from running beer

    I had same thing when I ran IPA, it didn't get up into the column, but plugged the pump I was emptying the still with!
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    **SOLD** Used Fermentation Tank For Sale ($1,500)

    Where are they located? Thanks!
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    **SOLD** Used 30 Inch Stone Mill For Sale

    Where are you located? Thanks
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    Hard vs. Soft Water

    Wondering if anyone out there has an opinion on hard vs soft water for whiskey at different steps in the process. i.e. mashing vs. cutting water.
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    Hard vs. Soft Water

    Thanks for the feed back. The reason I ask. I have hard water from a spring and we have had no issue with our mashes with it, but I had a friend of a friend come in and he sets up water treatment systems for breweries. He was saying brewers like soft for some types of beer and hard for others. He said could set me up a softener with a bypass so I could try mash with soft and mash with hard and compare. I know he would like to sell me a softener so not to keen on taking the time to mess with it unless I can find any evidence it would be helpful.
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    Hopped whiskey??

    TTB decided my distilled IPA should be called "Spirits Distilled From Grain and Distilled With Hops", on the label I tried to shorten it to "Spirits Distilled from Grain and Hops" but they shot that down. They also made me take the wording of the back of the label which said it was a distilled IPA and made me remove "Ales" from the name of the brewery which I was trying to give a shout out to. I am amazed at the ones that get through. I recently tried something called Hop Scotch Malt Whiskey by Mad River Distillery and it states on the back of the label it was made by a brewery and dry hopped prior to distillation. Maybe they know the right person to send a case of whiskey to?
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    Flavor Ingredient Data sheet - Angostura bitters

    They have been guarding that ingredient list from the beginning. Pretty interesting story of how it came to be. Did you have any luck getting the data sheet?
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    Bloody Butcher Red Corn

    I am getting some bloody butcher in tommorow from a local farmer. Hers is pretty dark red like the pic from Stumpy, she purchased her seed from a catalog somewhere and has been breeding it herself for a couple years. I also grow my own and use another farmer who gave us the seed, his variety is a mix of white ears, red ears, and red and white speckled. It is really a white corn, just has a red shell. The old man I got the seed from was 96 and he said his family had been saving and replanting the seed for 200 years. He said it was 10 cents a day to hoe corn when he was a young un in the depression and then he got a raise to 25 cents and was happy. I asked how much his grandpa sold the shine for and he said not much, about $1 a quart, I said if you got to work 4 days to afford a bottle of liquor thats pretty pricey! But it does make a great tasting liquor! I have not tried malting it.
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    Understanding impact of Commercial enzymes on Mash Bill

    I thought most popular Rye Whiskey are made with unmalted Rye or otherwise it would have to be labled as Rye Malt Whiskey which I rarely see in stores? I am getting ready to do my first batch of Rye Malt Whiskey mash bill of 220 lbs malted rye and 140 lbs of corn. Question for you Silk, do you mash in the malted rye at 170f like you would with unmalted or will that kill the enzymes? Does it need to be 140f like for malted barley? Thanks.
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    Bulk Cabernet Franc Port Style wine for sale

    What type of spirit was added? Thanks.
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    Genio vs. iStill

    Hi, I've been considering getting an iStill unit as our main production still. Does anyone have expereince with the NextGen iStills? Also any experience with Genio equipment? Which is better? I heard the used to work together before splitting the companies.
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    Genio vs. iStill

    Anybody out there using the next gen iStill I could talk to?
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    Processing form Line 13 & 29

    Hi dhdunbar, I tried sending you a message but wouldn't allow it. I'm interested in consulting services if you could please get a hold of me, my email is atheyelutz@gmail.com. Thanks
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    Processing form Line 13 & 29

    Thank you dhdunbar - you are the best!
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    Processing form Line 13 & 29

    I am in the same boat, trying to navigate these forms and realized i'm doing some of them wrong. Where does part IV of this form come into play? Is it refering to a summary of the types of product you recorded in part I and II? Many thanks for any info.
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    Mashbill in pounds

    See what Thatch said about the mytotoxins, good grain growers will have the batch tested for %, these can seriously affect your ability to send your spent grain to a farmer as it can be deadly to animals that eat it.
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    2017 Survey of Distillery Tasting Room Laws

    booo, WV at bottom of the list again, guess I need to gift my reps more bottles
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    Whiskey Hypothetical

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I do what you are talking about. I will aggregate whiskey from multiple runs into a tank, then barrel some as bourbon and bottle some as unaged corn whiskey. Or sometimes if I am using a small barrel, will fill it with part of a run to make single batch bourbon and put the rest into the spirit tank for future bottling. On the production report I put my monthly production into the appropriate type and class; but I don't see where in law it says you have to put all of a single run into one class and leave it there. If at the end of the month I record having a bulk tank of unaged corn whiskey in storage, and then the next month I barrel half for bourbon and move the other half to processing for bottling as unaged corn whiskey, I would record that half has left storage and half remains in storage. There is no where on the storage report to record moving product already in storage into barrels. I "think" as long as each months new months production and storage are recorded as the appropriate class they are in at the end of the month then regulations are satisfied? I would think if TTB where to question the authenticy of your bourbon as bourbon, your package records for the barrel and the corresponding mash record with mash bill would satisfy the requirements. I'm sure there is someone out there with more experience than me.
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    What ever happened to iStill?

    Do you know if there will be another workshop in the USA in 2018?
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    Any recommendations for good consultant regarding compliance with TTB forms and regulations for a small distillery with limited budget?
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    Filtering Through Limestone

    I'm no expert, but thought that comes to mind is use a granular form (gravel) rather than powdered so that you do not get the chalk dissolved into the product as much. Limestone is usually composed of much more than just pure calcium carbonate and is more resistant to dissolving than pure calcium carbonate.