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  1. Vendome

    Both ASD and headframe build continuous style stills, but I have never seen one in person or tasted the product produced. https://www.artisanstilldesign.com/products.html http://www.headframestills.com/stills/ Also I think forsythe or one of the European companies build continuous stills.
  2. Vendome

    I have one, works well. make sure you have a beer well or a way to agitate you mash well before pumping it through the still. Day to day operation in line with what you expected? yes for the most part · Cleaning the equipment, efficient clean in place. No CIP system per say just flush with steam and water caustic eats your copper. · Service and support after the sale. fair, could use improvement Rob knows his stuff though. · Setup challenges. height and size can be a problem get a foot print drawing and blue print before building something to house the still. · Happy with the distillate did you have to make any changes to your recipe. only still I have ran produces nice stuff. · Estimated operation costs per day? steam and cooling is the main cost really depends on your local gas and electrical cost. · Have you experienced unplanned downtime due to equipment failure. No · What does standard maintenance cost in time and dollars. we take about a day per month to inspect and clean. · Does the automation provide adequate control with the ability to expand monitoring and controls. I have ABB controllers not the big touch screen it works but you have to baby sit it it defiantly is not a set it and forget it. you can email me critt77matt@yahoo.com https:m.facebook.com/cdwhiskey/
  3. Flex Augers

    choretime seem is the standard and is what I ordered based on recommendation of my local brewer. if you are just running one line it shouldn't be too bad 2-3K
  4. Hammer Mill with Discharge Fan

    great american made mill especially for corn
  5. reverse osmosis water system

    I was looking at this system with a float switch and filling a 550 gallon tote https://www.espwaterproducts.com/flexeon-at-1000-reverse-osmosis-commercial-system-1000-gpd-110v/ I have very soft well water, my water test only showed Manganese. The amount was .275 ppm it was considered high and noted that it would color my fixtures. No chlorine or other minerals were detected.
  6. Can somebody educate me on the differences between "Inline Filling Systems, LLC" and "In-Line Packaging Systems, Inc." Inline Filling Systems, LLC is out of Venice, Florida. We are looking at their four head benchtop semiauto overflow filling machine priced around +_12,000.00 uses a slide tray so is hands on but is pneumatic so no electrical hookup, pumps product out of drum. a capper can be added and a labeler. production around 10-12 bottles per-minute. talked to a fellow craft distiller who was satisfied with this filler. if you want more automation requires totally new machine. In-Line Packaging Systems, Inc. is out of North Charleston, SC. We are looking at their 4 head economy filler priced around +_16,000.00. more automated only need to load bottles on conveyor. capper cost at least 4x as much + accessories total around $36,000.00 but fully automated. can added labeler and feed tables enables you to feed new bottles in and box on the other end. anybody have experience with these companies?
  7. Height of Bottle Storage

    my local brewer goes 4 high with his.
  8. Can somebody educate me on the differences between "Inline Filling Systems, LLC" and "In-Line Packaging Systems, Inc." Inline Filling Systems, LLC is out of Venice, Florida. We are looking at their four head benchtop semiauto overflow filling machine priced around +_12,000.00 uses a slide tray so is hands on but is pneumatic so no electrical hookup, pumps product out of drum. a capper can be added and a labeler. production around 10-12 bottles per-minute. talked to a fellow craft distiller who was satisfied with this filler. if you want more automation requires totally new machine. In-Line Packaging Systems, Inc. is out of North Charleston, SC. We are looking at their 4 head economy filler priced around +_16,000.00. more automated only need to load bottles on conveyor. capper cost at least 4x as much + accessories total around $36,000.00 but fully automated. can added labeler and feed tables enables you to feed new bottles in and box on the other end. anybody have experience with these companies?
  9. Roller Mills Sasquatch, RMS, other?

    We went with an RMS 9x18 triple pair mill. to upgrade to the 18" rollers wasn't much more $ and doubled the mill capacity. RMS claims the mill can do 6 tons of dried corn an hour and about 20% less for rye, wheat and barley.
  10. Carbon Filter

    So who is using a carbon filter? Seems like there are a lot of option as far as types/size of carbon. So what system and carbon are you using?
  11. reverse osmosis water system

    I am looking for recommendations for an RO water system. wanting RO to proof my spirits.
  12. Sellers boilers

    I have one coming at the end of next week. My system will use direct injection steam in the mash cooker and in the my still. I didn't want to use chemicals to treat my water. If you have hard water you might need a water softener. They are the cheapest clean steam option I could find and were less than most traditional boilers. Wilderness Trail in Danville, KY already has one in place and gave me a good review.
  13. Rick House options

    We are looking at erecting a building to age whiskey and maybe other spirits. Does anybody know the cost and or benefits of building the listed options. I am located on the Mississippi coast about 12-15 miles from the Gulf. We don't get many freezing nights 6-12 per year, and our humidity is quite high. I tried to look up Rum aging but couldn't find much. how tall would the suggested height be of either of these choices? 1) traditional rick house 2) Steel frame building with pallet racks and timbers horizontal barrel storage 3) Steel building using stack-able forklift 2 barrel racks 4) Steel building using pallets with vertical barrels
  14. Super sack grain managment

    Seems like a lot of distilleries use chain disk but my local brewery uses the flex auger. Flex augers have more capacity and are cheaper. Chain disk clean out better and are gentler on grain. Any reviews on how flex augers do with the grist once ground. I am thinking around 500 micron meal.
  15. Super sack grain managment

    I think I am going to get some unloading racks from Sudenga Industries. Anybody use this company? http://sudenga.com https://www.facebook.com/SudengaIndustries
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