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  1. Stumpy's

    Bloody Butcher Red Corn

    Hey Paul, Yep, we've done Hickory Cane as well as Boone County White (which E.H. Taylor supposedly used) and they definitely make great tasting bourbon....different than yellow corn for sure. The taller stalks are a bit of a pain, especially if you let it dry in the field instead of mechanically drying. As the corn ripens, the stalks get incredibly brittle. However, if you want to malt the corn, you can't really mechanically dry it because of the temps involved in most commercial driers. We haven't had any issues with malting yellow corn yet. We've seen 90%+ on germination rates. We've tried both OP and conventional Dekalb hybrids. If we've had any mold issues in malting, we've found they are usually related to either the malting process or raw grain storage. So making sure the corn is 13-15% before going in the bin is super important. Even when we put it in at 15%, we still run the bin fans to dry it out as much as possible. These heirloom varieties definitely make some great whiskey!!!
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    Bloody Butcher Red Corn

    We actually never had anyone put the money down ahead of time for the futures option so ended up running everything at our distillery. We did a couple of heirloom varieties this year. One was this BB and the other was a white variety. We did smaller plots of a few other things...mostly just enough to get a seed bank built up. It is "conventional light" if that's a thing...more like minimal input. More than organic, less than conventional. We quickly found out that you can't plant this stuff at high populations. We averaged 70 Bu/Acre this year. Yields were originally looking like they were going to be closer to 150 but we had quite a bit of lodging as the crop dried in the field....A LOT of deer feed left out there from poor stalk strength. That is pretty well a common trend across most of the OP heirloom varieties we have worked with so far. At this point, we just have enough saved for our seed for next year. Sorry. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out! adam.stumpf at stumpysspirits d.o.t. com
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    Kothe 1800l Mash and 600l still Steam pressure

    Likely anything under 15psi....probably 12-15.
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Corson Distilling Systems
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    We've had luck with 2 different options: 1. King Gage - http://www.wisnercontrols.com/store/pc/King-Gage-ES2-Slimline-Electronic-Level-Transmitter-19p507.htm 2. 2 Floats and a pump on a VFD - high level float and low level float. When both floats close, pump is on, when both floats open pump is off. User can control speed of pump via vfd to fine tune to input so the bottoms level always stays between the 2 floats...or very close. In my opinion the king gage is the way to go because you can use the 4-20ma output to run the vfd on your pump....totally automatic with no "user tuning". Just my $0.02. Hope it helps!
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Boiler sold. Willing to take reasonable offers on the fermenters. Need them out of the way!
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    Just out of curiosity, how fast are you able to feed that thing? 5-8 gpm???
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Updated listing. Mash tun sold. Fermenters still available.
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    Corking machine T-Corker

    Do you still have the corker available? Is this the one with the conveyor? If so, very interested. Thanks, Adam
  10. Do you still have the bottling line available? If so, I'm interested. Thanks!
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    Condensation in Neck - Anyone doing this?

    Negative. Oddly enough, our problem kind of resolved itself. I have no idea what changed, but something did!
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Hi there. I could probably separate those fermentation tanks...I have someone interested in just the mash tun. I could do $28,000 for the two fermenters. Thanks, Adam
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    BOTTLES 750ml & 1 Liter $0.15/bottle

    Sent you a PM. Do you still have these?
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    Price dropped!
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    1,000 Gal Mash Tun and Fermenters

    We are running a 1M BTU boiler at the moment. We will be decommissioning that and selling it as well very soon if you're interested.