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    Condensation Inside Spirit Bottles

    Still trying to sort this one out... Thoughts?
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    Cleaning Copper

    This stuff works great. Wipe on wipe off. http://www.sgtcreed.com/
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    Condensation Inside Spirit Bottles

    The entire distillery is conditioned space and the spirits rested for several days before bottling. Bottles are stored in the same environment.
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    Condensation Inside Spirit Bottles

    Here is another example.
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    Condensation Inside Spirit Bottles

    Here is an example.
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    Pump type for transferring pure ethanol

    We use a Yamada NDP-15BST and it works great. They can be had cheap on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMADA-NDP-15BST-DUAL-DIAPHRAGM-ALUMINUM-PUMP-SUPPLY-1-4-NPT/273026716080?epid=1910924745&hash=item3f91a911b0:g:MdMAAOSwItJaXPIs:rk:1:pf:0 That ad says it's aluminum but it's actually stainless (the BST denotes stainless) we run it off of a 25 gallon compressor.
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    Condensation Inside Spirit Bottles

    I had one of my customers contact me today concerning condensation in our bottles. He pointed out that they have fifty different bottles on the bar and ours is the only one with condensation. I have noticed that it is happening on a number of our bottles in the tasting room as well as with product in the boxes. Is it the consensus that additional rinsing would resolve this issue.
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    Mash Separation Senior Design Project

    Just PM'd my answers to your survey.
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    Hot Water heater

    We have a Rennai reu-np3237w-us. Works great and was free after rebate from our local gas company.
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    Looking for a scale....

    We use the Ohaus defender 3000 and it has been great. https://us.ohaus.com/en-US/Products/Balances-Scales/Bench-Scales/Defender-3000-Stainless-Steel/D32XW300VX-AM Just Noticed that you need 1000 pound capacity... This will only do 600.
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    Distillery Floor Treatment

    We used the Rockrez epoxy with the paint chip broadcast. It is slip resistant with most everything except glycol...
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    Distillery Floor Treatment

    The floor is the tasting room is super dirty since we were still under construction. Didn't have a current one on my phone.
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    Distillery Floor Treatment

    We went the epoxy route and are very happy that we did. We have it in both the tasting room and the production areas. They are super durable and very easy to clean up. It is critical that he surface is properly prepared (diamond grind the concrete) but relatively easy to do.
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    I've been happy with the WEG wash duty VFD I purchased from Paul at Distillery Equipment and it was competitively priced.
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    Transfer in Bond Application Turnaround

    Only done a couple but it has been one or two days for us to get approval each time.
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    Welding question

    Hi All - I have a novice question... When we received our still (800 Liter) didn't have temperature ports in the heads of the dephlegmator or product condenser so we added ports for the temperature probes (1/2" NPT). Is it necessary to grind and polish the welds or is a good cleaning and passivation adequate? I wanted to ask before we put this back together. I have attached pictures. Thanks!
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    Welding question

    We ended up finding a really good shop here locally that fixed everything the way it should have been . He has done other work since and it has all looked great.
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    Feeling very pleased with my efforts

    Congratulations Pete!
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    Welding question

    When I originally posted this I realized that there was a high probability of getting flamed. I felt that was worth the trade for helpful information. Full story - I took the pieces to a local fabrication shop that was "highly recommend". I was not happy when I picked them up and couldn't see how that was considered a finished product. Rather than come on here and dump on them (not really my way) I wanted to get input from folks that know better than me. I did and it was helpful. Yesterday I found a welder that specializes in sanitary welding of stainless and he is currently fixing the "work" of the previous shop. I will post photos when fixed. Lesson learned. Thanks for the help as always!
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    Welding question

    Thanks for the confirmation! We went to a shop with a "good reputation"... We have found someone that can fix it.
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    Distillery Hoses

    I ended up getting the Continental Brewline for 10.30 a foot.
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    VFD recommendations needed

    We are in the process of wiring up our production area and we are trying to decide on VFD's for the agitators on our fermenters. The motors are 1HP 3-phase and we would appreciate recommendations on reasonably priced quality VFD's. Thanks!
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    VFD recommendations needed

    Thanks all! I appreciate our help.
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    Looking for Used Bottle Filler

    Have you sold the Mori?