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  1. Crooked Creek, Email me privately and I will tell you how it works. paul@distillery-equipment.com
  2. Hi Crooked Creek I'm Paul. The OSPM creates pressure in an open system. It connects to the baine marie still's jacket vent. Physically the OSPM is a little less than 6' tall and between 3" and 10" in diameter depending on how much pressure that you want to create. The OSPM has a vent which vents pressure like a pressure relief valve if the pressure exceeds the operating pressure of the OSPM. paul@distillery-equipment.com
  3. Mike has worked for a lot of my customers and he does a really great job. He is one of the most experienced chiller guys around when it comes to distilleries.
  4. I usually take the rough estimate and double or triple it. Our Pro series and signature equipment agitators are around 3 time more hp than our competitors and our pro series condensers have around 4 times the condensing capacity on the average. We typically go with thicker steel and copper than our competitors on the pro series and signature series stills. Our prices are lower because of our low over head and lower mark ups. I built the business with no debt. For the standard series the condensers are plenty large enough as are the agitators. We test all jackets to 3 times the operation steam pressures. My team leaders have long check lists concerning quality control testing and inspection. Every distilling vessels goes through a 30 point inspection by me personally before it leaves here. We work really hard to make sure that no issues arise. By using the methods above we have been very successful with our designs. Now, all of our distilling equipment designs have been proven by years of use in the field. We have found that the fastest and most efficient way to crash cool mash with a heat exchanger, is a cooling coil in the mash tun. We maximize the heat exchange surface area with the coil so that our mash tuns with crash cooling coils, crash cool in 1 hour. Even our 2,500 gallon mash tun will crash cool in one hr with the coil. Because our pro series agitators are so heavy duty, you can leave 25% of the water out of the corn mash recipe and add it directly as cold water to crash cool from 190F down to the yeast throwing temp in less than 5 or 6 minutes in a 300 gallon mash tun. Keep in mind that this will shorten the lifespan of the agitator and that the cooling coil in the tun is the best way to go. Also you can steam inject and use the jackets of our tuns for crash cooling. Even with our insulation jackets, crash cooling with the jacket is not as efficient as the coil in the tun. Used properly, our tube and tube heat exchangers work great as well. We currently quote all of our on the grain in mash tuns with crash cooling coils.
  5. Roger, We'll give that a try and check tye data against the test data for the current design. I'll let you know the results.
  6. Mike, We oversize our condensers considerably so that the customer is never limited by the condensers ability to condense vapor.
  7. Yep, that's what our original testing showed when we were running the prototypes. We tried several different variations including one with the tubing being dead level and our current design worked the best.
  8. Just finished another Ultra Pro Vodka still. this one has a bubble plate in the Scotch Column.
  9. Of course you need to loop the mash circulation through the mash tun or a fermenter because you will need to do multiple passes through the HX to complete the cooling process.
  10. You pump the mash from the top down and the coolant from the bottom up and of course you need 2 pumps. I don't have an automated video but it couldn't be any simpler.
  11. This basic tube in tube HX design has been used for years. Saying that they are prone clogging and are otherwise a bad design is like saying that the wheel is a bad design and doesn't work. Imagine if someone told you that the wheel is a bad design for rolling down the road. Now you are in our shoes.
  12. For grain in corn mashes that have been properly liquified, our crash cooling tube in tube heat exchangers with larger diameter diagonal tubes, never plug. The design is proven and in use by a great many distilleries.
  13. I think that you are probably okay with the copper coil. I have stainless cooling coils sized specifically for what you need for $250.00 Carl's design (Bubbas Barrels) is not the correct configuration for what you want to do, while mine is. Carl is a great guy and friend of mine and he would probably tell you the same.
  14. Is your copper coil corroding and turning green?
  15. That's the great thing about low wines, storage is no issue. Add to the list a low wines storage tank.
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