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  1. interested for a pending project. Have any drawing/spec sheets you can send to adam.stumpf@stumpysspirits.com ? Thanks!
  2. We use automation and temp control on mashing, fermenting, column still, and pot still. Best money we've spent in the distillery for productivity and consistency.
  3. It's got a 5" blower discharge, necked down to 4". We blow tangentially into a bulk bin, sealed the top, and cut a hole that has a pipe that runs to a static dust collector. Hardly any dust at all while milling. I'll try to get a video next time we are running and will shoot it to you. Cheers!
  4. Picked up a used Bearcat with a 40hp motor for $250 off craigslist. Mill 20k lb per week through it...runs 2-3k lb per hour, depending on screen, grain, and moisture content.
  5. Still have plenty of these available. Incredibly high quality distillate. These were produced on contract specifically for the wholesale whiskey market and will have ongoing availability. Let me know if you'd like a sample!
  6. We've got 80 barrels of heirloom red corn bourbon for sale. Not much age on them yet but it's incredibly high quality stuff if you're looking to build a stockpile of something that tastes great and has a unique mash bill.
  7. Get a hold of Johnny VerPlanck. He can tell you all things about rum. One of the best in the business.
  8. Recently had some 12 year old stuff from Antigua that was fantastic. Definitely wasn't too much wood so I'd venture to guess past 12 years depending on cooperage.
  9. 80 barrels of Jimmy Red Corn bourbon for sale. Barreled in November 2019 in 53 gal ZAK Cooperage barrels. Entry proof of 110. Mash bill is 85% jimmy red corn, 12.5% rye, and 2.5% malt. Distilled in IL. $1,800 per barrel for purchases of 5 barrels or less. Price negotiable on larger purchases. FOB Columbia, IL 62236. Contact adam dot stumpf at stumpysspirits dot com or call 618-281-7733 for more info. Cheers!
  10. We run a 3 micron bag filter then a 1 micron 20" code 7 depth cartridge filter for aged product. When we dump a barrel, we dump it through a stainless gin basket (well, used to be a gin basket) to catch all of the big chunks.
  11. Do you happen to know what size screen/mesh you are running? We picked up a used centri sifter and it has been working well. We are trying to get more solids out of the effluent. We were screen with a 1/32" perforated screen and had too many solids. We have since put a 40 mesh screen (0.0165") screen inside the 1/32" and it takes out many more solids but we do get into the situation where we blind over the screen once and awhile and our grain becomes fairly watery.
  12. The other reason is to ensure you have enough liquid to generate adequate vapor. Example: if you are running a 20 plate column with high reflux to make vodka and your liquid level in the still becomes low, you may notice that your flow stops before you hit your "tails" cut. This is because you are not generating enough vapor to keep the base of the column pressurized enough to overcome the pressure build up from the plates and dephlegmator. You could reduce the dephlegmator at that point, but you will but up to the same issue shortly after the pressure buildup from the plates overcomes the ability of your pot to generate significant enough pressure to maintain flow again. Obviously, not as big of a deal if you are running a straight pot with no active reflux ability.
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