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    Filtering Through Limestone

    Wait you mean a "judge" at a pay to play competition that makes their living by handing out medals doesn't know what he is talking about. Get out!! Those guys are legit.
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    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    What size filtration do most of you use for your aged whiskeys. Not talking about chill filtering just filtering for sediment removal and spirit polishing. We where thinking of doing a 5 micron out of the barrel to remove sediment then a 1 micron pre bottling.
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    thermostatic valve and dephlegmator

    Question for you guys running thermostatic valve with your dephlegmaor. I understand how they work and the valve will keep the dephleg running at the same temp. The thing that I wonder about is when im running my vodka column I will need to gradually turn up my heat so the I have more btu going to the kettle as the run goes on. My run will practically stop and I will need to put a bit more heat on the kettle to keep it going . But with the valve how does this work? If I add some heat the valve will just adjust and keep it in reflux
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    T Top (Bartop) issue

    "corks with a small vent on the side" never seen these do you have any info on them?
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    What is everyone using for a hose to run their CIP system? Would need to be able to handle suction as well as a base and acid solution commonly used in cleaning.
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    oil in steam boiler

    Anyone have any advice on how to clean out oil form a steam boiler?
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    oil in steam boiler

    Just regular old liquid dish soap? I have also heard borax works well.
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    Seeking recommendations for Best Stills

    Probably easier to ask who to stay away from. I run an small old Affordable Distilling unit from Paul and a large DYE from China both great service and well made units. PM me up if you have any questions about either.
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    Glycol / cooling system

    So I see a lot of talk about glycol / cooling systems to maintain their mash temps. Presumably for cooling them down. My question is what are people doing if they want to keep it warmer? Does a glycol unit have the ability to raise the temp as well? Say up to 75 or 80 degrees for a rum wash? What are some common fermenting temperatures for Whiskey / Grain mash Rum / Cane / Molasses Vodka / potato / Grain / Other?
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    How Much Should Proofing/Bottling Cost?

    How much will it cost you to do it? Thats about the number to go with.
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    DYE China?

    Im up and running with mine, 450 gallon set up with two columns so I can do vodka and everything else thats lower proof. Just like every new piece of equipment it took a run to work out the kinks but runs smooth once you get it dialed in. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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    Proofing....hydrometer vs Anton Paar

    Rudolph makes a desktop version thats TTB approved and much more affordable than the Anton Paar. Iv had better customer experience with them as well.
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    Column Leveling

    So just thinking about this another way. Why don't you get a concrete guy in to grind down your concrete floor? They use a big machine that they push behind and it will cut down the high spots of the concert first. We have had this done at our building and was very affordable.
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    Glycol / cooling system

    How large of a mash are you heating this way?
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    Eye Wash Stations

    If you listen to engineers and architects you will have one of everything in your building.
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    New Application TTB consultation

    Dave Dunbar. Best there is. Does all my stuff. dhdunbar1@gmail.com
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    I am getting sediment in our finished bottles. We do a 5 micron out of the barrel and into the proofing tank then .45 into the bottles I have even tried .2 micron but they seem to clog really fast and the finished product turns out the same. It goes in crystal clear but after a couple months on the shelf we are seeing a almost milky substance that settles in the bottom of the bottles. Any suggestions?
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    Good idea I will do this. The funky thing is some bottling runs don't have it at all and some do. Im thinking it might be the barrels, thats really the only thing thats not consistent.
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    Not rinsing. I don't think its bloom. If you shake em it dissolves. And then formed again later.
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    We bring out RO water in from a local water company, we don't have the space and or the budget to do it on site at this point.
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    We do use RO water.
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    Equipment Vendors Selling Stills with Design Flaws

    Just taking a flyer but I bet if you google "Vancouver still maker" you will get your answer.
  23. We just assemble line it. Set up 6 or 7 people and we can turn out about 1,400 bottles in around 4 hours. One person filling, one corking, one spinning on labels, one adding safety seal and clear Shrinkwrap seal, one shrinking the seal and one numbering and putting it back in the case.
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    Bain Marie Heat transfer oil

    Water will never get hot enough. You can use just about any heat transfer oil or even just fryer oil will do just fine at a fraction of the cost.
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    Whitestar yeast

    Anyone using Whitestar yeast for anything? Did a search but dint see them mentioned.