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  1. Just about anyone here on the forums can give you the skinny on transfer pumps- I stick to the cooling side equipment (glycol pumps for instance).
  2. I don't know how many times I was stopped in the street in Hamburg by someone looking for a way to E'ville in the winter season- if it was snowing in Hamburg, I told them "Good Luck". Many were from "neighbors" across the Niagara. Then again, I used to get stopped by football fans looking for Rich Stadium on Saturdays looking for motels. Good luck on your business and call me if you need anything on the equipment end.
  3. Where are you in NY? I know a consultant up the Hudson that sets up breweries and distilleries- depends on what you need, timewise as he is setting up a chain of breweries right now. Mike G 678-773-2794
  4. Daniel- Greetings! A past Hamburger (Hamburgite?) here! I've supplied a couple distilleries cooling systems in Buffalo and throughout the USA many more. Give me a call anytime anytime and we can commiserate over the state if the Bills and Sabres and your plans as well. Mike G 678-773-2794
  5. Sounds great, your area seems to be really active (SC and Ga coasts). I have some clients in SC and they are really excited about their businesses!
  6. If you are going to use the water for the next mash run, then the chiller would need to have non-ferrous water passages (including pump), Easiest way is to meter water form city water source and match that to the still condenser usage. I would do this from a CWT (non-ferrous) pressurized so you don't have bacteria buildup.
  7. OZ, Using ice is a stop gap- cost of making ice (kw) is double that of making 55F water for cooling- a chiller is the way to go. Try a lease- monthly payment would pay for chiller in long run- a year or two.
  8. I'm over in Gwinnett Co. if you need to chat about any cooling issues and what you need on that end. Just shipped some equipment over in SC, one large, one medium size outfits, if you are taking road trips. Good luck to you!
  9. 85F city water- Do you live in AZ or Desert?
  10. Even better, a hybrid cooler- works like a drycooler in winter and an evaporative- adiabatic in summer. The hybrid controls when the chiller needs to be run. Really handy if you will be running still and mash cooling at once. Recent project uses a 40 T. hybrid cooler and 60 T. chiller for mash cooling instead of 120 HP chiller. Saving 40 HP of cooling for each run. Additional feature is a still chiller that reuses city water for next mash run.
  11. Good Luck to you! If you need any advice on your cooling system-especially energy saving equipment- let me know. I consulted with Ed Belfour on his distillery in Dallas about his cooling system and a few others as well.
  12. In states where there are many trout streams, you can't dump warm water such that it gets into streams, you have to chill it before discarding. I remember quoting chillers for such applications.
  13. I have just sold a system with a chiller having "NF" non-ferrous water passages to reclaim still hot water. With your type set-up you need some additional way to meter output and input from city water so that you can't run dry.
  14. Good luck to you. I supplied the cooling system to a chicago distiller that had a custom paint job done on his cooling tank- must be a UW fan!
  15. For just the mash cooling, near a 500 Gal. You should be near 65-70 tank temperature when done, so then let the chiller to continue running until the tank is around 55F, and then you're ready for still action! If you're cooling fermenters too, you want to upsize the reservoir so it finishes up a little cooler since you want decent temperature going to the fermenter jackets. I would tap off the return line back to the tank from the chiller so you have coldest water going to the fermenters and then return that back to the tank. I tend to use a hybrid cooler now (not a dry cooler, but similar) that gives you 85F glycol in summer and colder all other seasons. I use a chiller for the still and fermenters when I need to- this is my current high efficiency design. This design also allows smaller reservoir tanks and much less KW used for cooling during off season. I have a 40 ton hybrid cooler and 60 ton chiller used for a quick mash cool in a large distillery where they are mashing every day. They would have had to use 100 ton chiller if they did this with a large reservoir. I am saving 20 HP for the cooling in the summer and probably more like 40 HP in the winter season. Cost savings is immediate as well.
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