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  1. New DSP in Ohio

    Congrats and if you need lower cost chillers, I have some factory rebuilds. Merry Christmas!
  2. Ice Machine / Ice Maker?

    If you look at large scale ice bins, one or more icemakers are mounted on top of the bin and are operated continuously. Not very feasible for any large scale distillery- expensive to buy, operate and maintain and inefficient to boot.
  3. How to keep cooling water from going bad

    An open reservoir must either be treated with appropriate chemicals or a minimum of 30% propylene glycol to prevent bacterial growth. Lower than 30% in an open tank will actually feed bacteria. If you intend on reusing the untreated water for mash batches, then the way to go is the UV. The UV treats the air gap between the water surface and the top of the tank. I am not sure what Indy uses, but it is more common and is the preferred method for cooling tower water outdoor sumps to prevent Legionnaires.
  4. Anyone have experience w/ Affordable Distillery Equipment LLC??

    Good luck River City, if you need any budgets on cooling systems, give me a shout.
  5. Have we talked? I am located in Gwinnett Co., NE of ATL.
  6. Hey y'all from SE Indiana (Louisville KY metro)

    You need any help optimizing your cooling system, give me a shout. Tank & pump sets, for instance- like part of what's in my ID photo. Mike
  7. We now have a property!

    Congrats!! If you need a cooling system down the road, please contact me. I do have a few of Paul's customers as clients for my services as well.
  8. Hello from the Burg

    Hey, of you need any chilling equipment, shoot me a call - Huff has one of my chillers and is doing great things I hear:) Mike
  9. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    Nope, you need to set up an intermediate flow with a plate exchanger and reservoir tank (similar to photo) with a dedicated process pump for the water flow and the chiller pump for the glycol flow. You must be careful here to make sure your reservoir water is not fouled with bacteria (untreated) or else your jacket will get fouled up eventually. Choices here are either a closed pressure tank or a ozone purifier to treat the dead air in an atmospheric tank. Regards,
  10. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    Indy, You shouldn't need any more pump capacity. I'll get the pump curve and email it over to you Monday and then we can judge.
  11. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    Like some up North, buy a glycol/air cooler and run that cooold glycol through a HTX indoors making the water really cold.
  12. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    You could add a small plate exchanger and cool your city water with the chilled water to make it around 38F. Reversing what you can do with water heaters, pre-heating water with hot refrigerant gas.
  13. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    By the way, this user was one of Paul's customers over at Affordable Equipment.
  14. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    Exactly, plus you can move more product through it as well as chilled water/glycol. I offer a chiller that uses 100% water down to 35F---handy to start out your mash cooling and get on to still cooling where colder water is not necessary from your water reservoir. I had a client that had a dual setpoint set up for his chiller, one for the colder water set point and one for higher temp (lower temp was for his cold filtering , too).
  15. Plate and Frame Filtration

    I have a brewer consultant I work with that makes his own for his clients- he's a whiz on the chemistry and what various types of filtration accomplishes. PM and I can have him contact you...he's presently putting up three breweries, so it may be after hours. Mike G