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About BWFiggins

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    Craft Distiller ~ Distillation Engineer ~ Lecturer
  • Birthday 11/11/1969

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    http://XO Alambic.com http://www.SIPSclass.org
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    B W Figgins

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    Seattle, Walla Walla & Dayton, Washington
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    It's about agriculture.
    It's about alchemy.
    It's about time.

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  1. The Original and Celebrated Figgins Reciprocator™ Own the much talked about twin-kettle Figgins Reciprocator™ pot-and-column spirit still for $64,995.00, FOB Seattle, Washington! One customer could not arrange financing and was forced to renegotiate, and hopes to get in on the next order cycle. This leaves a single unit available! Full assembly on-site at your distillery is included, along with operation tutorials by the designer himself! Warranty and service after the sale is also included. Lands in warehouse on January 21st. Full details of the twin copper-kettle still, complete with testimonials and photographs will be furnished upon request. Respond by instant messaging on the ADI Forums, or just call 206.497.7554 for a confidential inquiry! Easy terms are available for those interested in leasing. [the prototype of the Figgins Reciprocator™ is shown below ~ the actual unit that is available has two copper kettles, topped with the standard copper spheres] The Figgins Reciprocator ~ an innovation in craft distillation.pdf
  2. Hi Steven, I think that you're very wise to educate yourself about apple brandy! Some favourites are: Calvados by Charles Neal Calvados: the world's premier apple brandy by Henrik Mattsson Handbook of Fine Brandies by Gordon Brown Distilling Fruit Brandies by Josef Pischl In good spirits, Rusty
  3. This item has been sold! Thank you to the ADI Forum and to those of you who responded! All the best, Rusty Figgins
  4. So sorry, it was purchased sight-unseen yesterday!
  5. So sorry, it was purchased sight-unseen yesterday!
  6. So sorry, Stumpy, it was purchased sight-unseen yesterday!
  7. Now available after an upgrade at the distillery is an Anton-Paar DMA35, bought new in 2012 for $2400.00: Gently used and always carefully handled, it is in excellent working condition and comes complete with the optional hard-shell carrying case, not the cardboard case. Includes the original paperback owners manual and the driver on a mini CD! It can be yours today for $1100.00, and includes free US shipping + insurance. Also, free for first-time users of this type of device is a complete operation tutorial by telephone!
  8. I will take them both, and I have sent you a direct message! Glad to have them for the SIPS lending library, and thanks for offering these two books on this forum!
  9. If only a DSP could be bought and sold. That Basic Permit and DSP are not transferrable. Certainly the business can be sold, but the transferrability of the BP and DSP lies in the buyer's ability to be awarded these permits. Remember, any change in ownership must be reported to the TTB within 30 days! Better call Dave Dunbar Compliance Services!
  10. BWFiggins

    DYE China?

    The equipment sold by DYE is very well built and I daresay that many observers marvel at its build quality. Lotusland49p would do well to perform a cursory sanitizing protocol and a passivation prior to making such claims. It has been my experience on behalf of several clients that DYE offers rapid responsiveness to inquiries from existing and prospective customers alike. Perhaps those with a history of unreasonable requests are not met with the same level of customer service?
  11. Sorry, Allan, my mailbox was temporarily at its limit because of lots of recent activity. The MobilTherm 43 is still available, and it is yours if you would like to pick it up in DC.
  12. Not just any barrels! Each is an 800-liter foudre, or also called a demi-muid. They are made from 1-1/2" thick Limousin oak, the forest closely associated with the Cognac region. They were custom-ordered in 2008 to be built without their heads for the express purpose of being used as mash tub. They were not fitted with valves or a bottom drain because the intention was to fill and evacuate each vessel a using a racking wand, which always drained them completely after a slight tip to one side. A quick rinse with very hot water, and a second evacuation makes them ready to use for the subsequent batch. If you request it, the stock bungholes can be threaded to 1.5" NPT to accept a TC fitting, upon which you can install a racking cane and butterfly valve, but the point of an open-top fermenter is access from the top. As is commonly known, fermentations in contact with wood do not only have an esoteric appeal, they produce better flavors and aromas over stainless steel because of the presence of wood tannins. Additionally, the same is true if used for fruit mashes. Each could be fitted with a drum dolly having a one-ton capacity, if mobility is desired. They have always been used in stationary mode at two distilleries so far in their lifetime. Lots of life left in these beauties! Thank you for your interest, and all the very best, Rusty
  13. Four open-top, 800-liter (211 gallons), French-oak mash tuns from Tonnellerie Rousseau are now available. Have been used successfully for many malt and grain mashes, but they have been replaced with larger fermenters. https://www.tonnellerie-rousseau.com/ These are clean, water-tight and ready to be put to work in your mash house. A full 1.5 inches thick with heavily galvanized hoops! $3200.00 for all four, or 1000.00 per piece. Ships from Dayton, Washington 99328. Thoroughly shrink-wrapped and palletized prior to shipment. Call 'The Proof Prof,' Rusty Figgins, and reserve these handsome mash vessels today! 206.497.7554
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