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  1. Yes, we use the Nordic for our gin and it works very well.
  2. Yep, that's the one! We ended up keeping it and running it...been running like a top. Only reason we are getting rid of it is because we picked up an automated line and don't need it anymore.
  3. Used OMB ET1500 labeler in great shape. Used for straight side cylindrical bottles. Can apply 1 or 2 labels and has delay for perfect label spacing. Also has capsule applicator with a heat gun. Put on a filled, corked bottle and get a complete package off the other end. $7,500 FOB Columbia, IL. adam dot stumpf at stumpys spirits dot com or 618-281-7733 for more info
  4. 2" flexible impeller pump used less than one year. $3,750 FOB Columbia, IL. In near perfect condition, we just need a larger one. Paid $4,150. http://www.americanwinepump.com/products.html For more info contact adam dot stumpf at stumpys spirits dot com or call 618-281-7733.
  5. Near perfect condition. Use for straight, tapered, oval, or square bottles. $3,000 or best offer. FOB Columbia, IL. Purchased less than a year ago for $3,365 and used on one contract (less than 3,000 bottles on this thing). No longer required for our operation. This is the wide version. We used it on the St. Louis Oval bottle and a tapered bottle. Manuf Link: https://www.racelabel.com/rltc-sp/ adam dot stumpf at stumpys spirits dot come 618-281-7733
  6. Selling the steeping portion of our malting equipment. This will support just over 1 ton per week of dry malt production. Includes 4 stainless steeping tanks w/ screens on bottom, 2 stainless steeping/mixing tanks w/ static agitators for use w/ rotation table, 2 electric over hydraulic dumping stations, 1 electric over hydraulic mixing + dumping station. We steep/couched in these tanks, dumped and floor malted, then dried w/ a custom kiln, then used the mixing tanks to knock off the rootlets after kilning. No longer have the kiln but willing to share build plans for an inexpensive option to the buyer. Here are some old pics i have; can take additional pics upon request. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D0mSCzbqf2nPqzlaj7z8xwz0CbNRft5T $10,000 FOB Columbia, IL. Email adam dot stumpf at stumpys spirits dot com or call 618-281-7733 for more info.
  7. Selling a boiler feed and blowdown skid that was originally used to feed 2 Clayton 500HP boilers in a Kerry plant. We purchased as part of an equipment lot and do not need. Contains insulated feedwater tank approx 1,250 gal w/ sight glass, float switch, and numerous ports, heavy duty blowdown separator, skid w/ room for softeners and chem treatment. $1,500 OBO. FOB Columbia, IL. E mail adam dot stumpf at stumpys spirits dot com or call 618-281-7733. Cheers!
  8. maybe try some citric acid, then water rinse, caustic rinse, water rinse???
  9. The industry is definitely doing some strange things. While the OP is a bit of a rant, it is certainly based in valid claims. The leadership council at the 2nd largest spirits distributor in the country said last year, that they expect within 10 years, 80% of existing craft distilleries will close their doors. Whether that is "gut feel" or based in statistics, I don't know, but it was brought up when "craft" became a topic in their meeting. Also, when you see a brand like Death's Door sell its equipment (200k cs/year capacity) and a 20k case per year brand for 2.5 million to the highest bidder, you have to wonder what is going on in the industry.
  10. Hi All, It's that time of year again. We are deciding how many acres of Bloody Butcher red corn, as well as white corn to plant this year. We are currently taking contracts for Fall 2019 delivery. Here are the details: $0.30 per pound, FOB Columbia, Illinois (not including super sacks, pallets, etc.) Cleaning available for additional cost of $0.02 per pound Minimum Quantity = 8,000 lb Signed contract must be in place to secure order Contract period will be closed within next 6 weeks. For more information and contract details, please email adam.stumpf at stumpysspirits dot com Thanks!
  11. I've got an OMB ET1500 pressure sensitive labeler that does one or two labels, has a capsule applicator, and heat shrink gun I'd be willing to part with if you piece a line together. We are installing a new line ourselves. Adam 618-830-6356
  12. Stumpy's

    DIY defoamers

    Was that per liter of input?
  13. Very interesting topic. Been thinking about doing this like the ethanol plants!
  14. At first I would almost certainly point at a faulty trap on the MT. As someone suggested above, make sure the arrow on that trap is pointing out of the mash tun and back to the feedwater system. Any chance it was a used trap and higher pressure than 15psi? That looks like a fairly hefty bucket trap. So for some reason, you are not transferring BTUs through that steam jacket. Another thought is, are you 100% certain that you have the steam inlet and the trap on the same jacket? I know it sounds like a crazy question but I've almost been guilty of this myself. One quick way to test is to disconnect them both and shoot a little compressed air through them. If you feel the air on the other end, you are good to go (in that sense). If not....you may have your steam/chiller hooked to the same jacket! Also, one last thing. Were you running an agitator on the mash tun while heating? I'd imagine you could boil without agitating, but the more water you can pull across your heating surface, the greater heat transfer you will have. After looking at your diagrams a bit more...a couple more questions: Is that a valve on the condensate return line, after the trap on the insulated vertical leg? If so, (another crazy question, I know) that's open, right? Also, it looks like you are not running a condensate return pump on that mash tun. Another thought would be that you are having more than 13psi (30 feet of head) loss between your mash tun and feedwater return tank...depending on elevation change, direction change etc. OR if you are not running a feedwater return and running condensate back into the boiler, that could be making the pressure in your condensate return line even higher. The closer your steam feed and condensate return lines are in pressure, the slower your vessel will heat. That is why a condensate return pump is so nice....your trap line has basically 0psi so you can take full advantage of that 13 psi you have on the supply side instead of say only 3-5. Just my random thoughts for the night while drinking a glass of bourbon and getting caught up on production reporting. Haha. Hope it helps. Cheers! Adam
  15. 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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