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    farming, sailing, climbing, crafting, I like fixing things..

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  1. The fuel tank buying guide is awesome. Thank you all for your input. Cheers
  2. If I'm reading this all correctly, the tanks themselves don't need to be locked when stored outdoors, provided there is sufficient security to prevent unwanted access. I.e. a fence/border wall with appropriately beefy locks would suffice? How would you convey the spirits back indoors for processing? I'm assuming you can't have a tank outside with a locked valve and piping to an indoor bottling room, for example? Also, where does someone find locked (with a key) valves? I don't think I've ever came across them. Thanks for the lively discussion on codes. Love this industry
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    forum safety

    Remember when the server used to have some kind of malware on it and sketchy/unwanted ads would pop up a few years ago? How is ADI still not an https website?
  4. If I'm understanding this correctly, bonding=stronger version of grounding? At some point it becomes overkill, but basically anything electronic or metal that can touch liquid gets a ground or bond? Are there XP requirements for these connections? I'm guessing no, but I'm neither an electrician or an engineer.
  5. Is it precipitating before or after filtration? Since it is after proof reduction, it could have been the high TDS since RO should be below 30 PPM (my opinion) and minerals (especially calcium) are known to cause floc - or it could be from the sugar itself. I'm not sure what it's properly called, but I've found some brands of sugars will form small crystals over a week or so of resting. Lots of unknowns here but it sounds like you've got it worked out none-the-less. Cheers.
  6. you can buy fresh cane stalks that will be shipped in from overseas (typically) for you to juice on-site. It's popular with the flannel/moustache/whole foods crowd. In fairness, fresh cane juice is good. Anyway, you'll need a mill and it's a mess (trust me, we do this every day from cane we grow). You can buy sugar cane syrup on amazon, grown in the south. It wouldn't be rum, as mentioned, but fresh pressed sweet sorghum and sweet sorghum syrup both make really good spirits. Had a blast doing some back at Barrel House in Lexington, ky several years ago.
  7. The plastic tanks you can buy new for the same price (probably including shipping), the still is - as others have said - a hard pass, the stainless tanks are used dairy tanks which are widely available so you might as well find the ones you really want instead of those hamajang, the bottle filler is the only one worth buying if you can get the price down. Given the condition of the other stuff, I'd look elsewhere on that too.
  8. oh ok I see. I assumed y'all were using rakes and slow speed. I see the importance in direction now. Thank you.
  9. What are you bonding? I don't have advice, just questions...
  10. I don’t have a mash tun so pardon my ignorance- we make booze from fresh sugarcane juice. Somebody care to explain why the direction of force matters regarding the spin direction?
  11. Thank you. That’s a fantastic deal - we are looking at a new 1000 gallon double-walled for $28k for reference. I’d love to get this tank but we’d have to punch a whole in our ceiling. Best of luck
  12. and the hole gets deeper. I think the rule of thumb is basically nothing electronic near the stills and spirit holding tanks! Thank you for bringing this topic up and to Silk for the case study.
  13. Hey Southernhighlander, just wanted to throw my 2c in here. You could probably make your case well by sharing the DISCUS fire safety manual with them (might add credence for your position). Also, seems reasonable to put an engineer on retainer so that you can say "why yes we do have an engineer on staff to review .." Best of luck!
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