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About Wayward

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  • Birthday 12/13/2014

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    Courtenay, BC, Canada
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    Honey, Innovation, Vodka, Gin, Rum

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  1. Marchisio tanks

    Hi Curt, We use the Variable Volume floating lid wine style tanks for almost everything in the distillery. I have a few brands: Marchisio and Albrigi are the ones I can recall right now. I collect spirits from the still in a 100L, store 95% in a 500L, hold filtered blending water in a 700L, ferment in 1000L and am currently upgrading to 2150L fermenters. You can order then from any commercial wine supplier with a plethora of options. My smaller (under 200L) tanks come standard with a 1/2 spigot, but every tank over 250L I pay extra for the 1.5" triclamp. I keep them on resin pallets and use a forklift/pallet jack to move them around. As a DIY solution you can purchase a 1/2"NPT to 1.5" triclamp adapter and switch out the spigots for TC, but the flows won't be as good as with a true 1.5"TC A 2150L tank with triclamp and sampling vavle runs about $3000CAD, a far cry from the $6500CAD solid lid tanks (but has no cooling jacket) Downsides: No temp controll The lids have to checked every day or two to make sure the pump/bladder is still inflated if a lid falls down ti can be a pain to fish it out If you float the lid on the spirits (which I don't do) you risk flavour transfer in the plastic bladder area. the air pump/bladder replacement parts are more expensive then you think. So if you break a pump its about $100 to replace. Upside: So. Damn. Cheap. light and movable Easy to clean (just lift the lid and scrub) Did I mention just ho cheap these are? These work very well for me and my process. Cheers!
  2. labeler

    Hi, Is this air or electric driven? I can't find anything on the net
  3. found, thanks!
  4. Is it CGA and CSA/ULC certified for use in Canada??
  5. Lots of good questions! 99% of users/posts on ADI are American so I posted in USD for consistency. Still is in Canada (Vancouver Island) Manufactured by Artisan Still Design (ASD) Can be set up steam but has been run electric. Jacket is filled with water and has 3 x 4500W elements. Heat up time is about 2 hours Plates are stainless with copper caps, helmet is copper.
  6. Hi Mark, USD we're on the Island, in Comox if you'd like to stop by.
  7. We're finally switching to steam and getting a bigger still. Gauging interest in our center piece still. Located In BC, Canada. Available when our new one arrives (September or Jan) 2.5 years old 60 gallon set up electric baine marie (but can run steam) 16 plates, fully versatile. ~ 12ft tall full CIP system This still was perfect for us to start up on. 100% electric meant less startup costs, we we're able to put off steam until year 3. We're using her almost every day, so come take a look if you like: we run her like a red-headed step child Taking offers starting at $25k
  8. I've found myself in a shortage of Jersey 375ml. Looking for 2 or 3 skids for delivery in July to Canada. call or email if you've got em Dave 250 218 2363 Dave at Wayward Order . com Cheers!
  9. Help! Arnold Holstein P45 installation/operation

    Thanks Guys, I saw the safety inspector for my area today and he said he wouldn't allow us to turn this thing on until he saw some installation data or manual from the contractor. Plus we need to get it certified for use in Canada as it doesn't have a Canadian certification stamp, only the European "CE" I've reached out to the manufacturer a few times over the last 5 months and never once heard anything back. Does anyone have contact info for Arnold Holstein that'll actually be responded to?
  10. Hi Everyone, I recently acquired a beautiful Arnold Holstein 45L propane fired testing still and I'm having a heck of a time finding ANY information on set up, installation, operation or replacement parts. I'd like to make sure this thing is safe before I fire it up and that I'm operating it safely and within guidelines. Any help would be appreciated. Here's a pic of it in -Dave arnold still.pdf
  11. Painting / marking Barrels

    Hi Guys, I'm looking for info on painting and marking barrels. My guess is that I should avoid oil paint or stain (because leaching) but I haven't been able to find anything on the net that wasn't pintrest for my garden Any recommended paints or dyes? I'd like to paint white and stencil over top as in the attached picture Cheers! -Dave
  12. Vatting and Bottle Shock

    Bumping this post! I saw a big change in "depth" of taste after 3 weeks in bottle and tracked it for 6 weeks. By that time we were pretty much sold out. I still have a half dozen bottles of my first batch (~18 weeks in bottle) in my private collection but am hesitant to open them.
  13. What ever happened to iStill?

    Hey Guys, Thanks for the link but I'm hesitant to look to a manufacturers website for unbiased reviews of their equipment and customers service. I was looking for to hear if anyone is still using them, and if they are happy. There were a lot of people with a lot of opinions talking about them last year but nothing at all lately.
  14. What ever happened to iStill?

    Hey Friends, I was just looking at my iStill50 I bought a few years back for R&D (holding up my collection of hats in my living room) and got to wondering, What hapened to those guys? I remember lots of activity on this board from a bunch of months ago, but then nothing. How are they doing? Do you have one and want to talk about it (good or bad) Anyone bought one recently?
  15. Artisan Still Design now American Made

    Congrats! Can't wait to see the catalog