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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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,
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    By the way, this user was one of Paul's customers over at Affordable Equipment.
  8. 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).
  9. 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
  10. Distillery Equipment Available

    Just looking at the chiller...do you chill the mash with this? (looks a bit small without a fairly large process water reservoir and second pump). Maybe you just used city water and saved the hot water from the mash cooker? ...Just wondering.
  11. Stillhouse Vs. Whiskey Systems

    Good Luck, B'ville and if you need any sizing on chillers or an installer, please contact me- I have a couple projects I'm working on in TX, so you're in the middle of a lot of activity!
  12. Anyone running a Dragon Still?

    I can set up a chiller system the same way, in modules. It does take a little more on the PLC end, but like heat recovery chillers, the front end cost is often more than the customer can bear to save energy every day versus that front end cost, unless it is budgeted up front. It's a battle of explanation upon explanations as well.
  13. Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    ...And temp of the cooling water! I can provide chillers using 100% water for cooling down to 35F. You can either pre-cool a reservoir of city water or make it a closed loop. Other chillers can get down to 40F water, which if you're cooling a tank of water can get to around 45F tank temperature. Put a feed valve in downstream of the chiller, bypassing the return to the tank and you can have 40F water again to the heat exchanger. Jackets chill slower, so cooling mash with city water without auxiliary cooling often becomes problematic in the summer. In Chicago, city water is cold all year round versus city water in Texas in the 80's.
  14. Anyone have experience w/ Affordable Distillery Equipment LLC??

    I have supplied chiller systems for several of Paul's projects, of which there no problems, and I continue to supply chillers to his customers.
  15. Spirit Still Cooling System

    If you are running a spirit run, your chiller should be around 3 HP. If the chiller has an internal tank (35 Gal?), perhaps if you crank down the steam if you can. The result should be cooler return temperature. If you don't have a bypass line around the upstream of the inlets to the still, you may get some cold water around the still to precool that hot return water. Depending if the reservoir inside the chiller is Open (atmospheric) or Pressurized, you may or may not be able to install a auxiliary chilled water reservoir to have as a blending tank for the return water that won't shock the compressor resulting in an eventual burnout. I have some photos of a typical set up like this, so shoot me an email and I'll send them along. Good luck. Mike G MG Thermal
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