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  1. nabtastic

    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    St Pat's is the worst...
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    Distiller Wanted in Helena, Montana

    Yeah I did this in the early days of my current and former distilleries. Just means the production volume will be super low until the capital comes to level-up. It's definitely hard though.
  3. nabtastic

    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    run the spirit through the filters a enough to clear the line and any debris on the filter itself, returning the spirit to the bottling tank.
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    Graphic design artist

    Al Golden = al@goldencreativedesign.com Based in Cali but he's affordable, quick, and quality.
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    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    Get a hold of Pall or 3M or any number of filter manufacturers and get the appropriate housing. Filters are made for different purposes and have filter housings to match them. If you're set on buying cheap parts made for use with different chemicals, then your standards for the finished product should be equally low. ScottLab has a facility in Canada and can get you everything you need.
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    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    It's not ideal but it works: check out buon vino super jet. To be on the safe side, you'd want to use your own pneumatic pump.
  7. probably colloidal instability. Pall filters may help (can't speak to your exact specifications). It's also possible that your filters are getting overloaded - it may help to rack the spirit too. Are they absolute or nominally rated?
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    watering down low wines

    We have a highly variable raw material so our sugar (and thus ABV) can vary from batch to batch. When we run LW we dillute to get a consistent hearts run. It's more practical for our setup than regulating the fermentation gravity.
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    Dephleg, column temp probe

    https://www.amazon.com/Digi-Sense-AO-93820-44-Industrial-Length-Thread/dp/B019QNE9IU/ref=sr_1_9?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1529105617&sr=1-9&keywords=3%2F4"+rtd this is basically the whole assembly but shorter. Contacted ReoTemp and Omega.
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    Dephleg, column temp probe

    Yes it is. The item in question looked like it was one piece but the thermowell and RTD were just fused together.. I appreciate your help DD
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    Removing color from natural oak aged white rum

    I've seen the references for oak chips but I haven't found them for rum yet. Am I not searching hard enough? "Treatment with wood. The words "colored and flavored with wood (insert chips, slabs, etc., as appropriate)" shall be stated as a part of the class and type designation for whisky and brandy treated, in whole or in part, with wood through percolations, or otherwise, during distillation or storage, other than through contact with the oak container." In reference to the OP - it's my understanding (note: not gospel, I don't work for them) that Bacardi uses neutral barrels (barrels originally used for whiskey but no longer have significant flavor contributions) for aging their white spirits and then carbon filters the color out.
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    Dephleg, column temp probe

    Hi all, I'm looking for a thermowell and digital temp probe for our Artisan Still dephleg water and column temps. The unit is going to Swede's distillery control box. I think it's a 24v, 3-wire signal. This is a replacement unit - the original came with the still and has a sticker for model #, mfc, etc but doesn't actually have a model # or mfc or anything else.. Thanks in advance. I can add pictures of the unit later if needed.
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    spirit holding tanks - codes?

    Thanks everybody. I think for our purposes we'll have to store outside. Paul - if we decide to go with totes, I'll message you. Cheers
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    spirit holding tanks - codes?

    Thanks for the replies everybody! I appreciate the plugs but unfortunately I don't need 55 gallon drums - I need 1000-1500 gallon conicals for storing/blending/proofing spirits. I'd like to ask a few more questions from above & this weekend's thrilling investigation of codes... - I think the MAQ is 120 but can be doubled to 240 gallons when an automatic sprinkler system is present. This is for non UL tanks right? UL tanks far exceed 240 gallon and are commonly held inside a building too. - a single wall tank is acceptable if you have a drainage containment tank for the facility and automatic fire suppression? The quotes for double walled tanks are literally double and I don't want to spend 60k on tanks.. - are XP vacuum vents used in conjunction with atmospheric venting or separate? Also, are these typically supplied by the tank mfc or purchased separately? Cheers
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    spirit holding tanks - codes?

    Hi all, We are looking to upgrade our spirit tanks and I can't tell if we need double walled tanks, exterior vents, etc. I'm referencing NFPA 30 and UL-142. We're talking about blending tanks and holding tanks in the 1000-1500 gallon range. Is potable ethanol exempt from these? Also, do you have recommendations for suppliers of these tanks if that is what I need? Cheers