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captnKB last won the day on July 10 2019

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  1. Hi @Darren Bobby welcome to the forums. Lots of good stuff to be learned here
  2. the folks at Balcones are often selling barrels, not sure if they still do 5 gal barrels, but worth asking them
  3. take the medal and put it to use. Talk it up. Very few consumers of buyers are aware of how a competition works and that medal regardless of color to most people is a sign that the spirits are good.
  4. You can reasonably expect 3 proof gallons per bushel from malted barley. This will be highly dependent on your cuts and quality of fermentation
  5. any welds that are thinning out in your still are best repaired by either TIG welding or brazing. Silver solder will degrade very quickly.
  6. @KEL Ive help and handled start up for quite a few distilleries and can help you with some of your business planning and forescasting. Shoot me an email Distillerynow@gmail.com
  7. @molassesman can probably help you get what you need.
  8. If you get a fedex license for shipping alcohol you should not have problems shipping spirits to any legit competition in the US
  9. Hi Alan, Welcome to the forum. Minneapolis is a great city to start up in. If you need any help with your venture I provide affordable distillery consulting that can help in all aspects of your distillery from recipes, equipment planning to reporting. Best of luck and if you need some help drop me a line. Cheers, ---KB Distillerynow@gmail.com
  10. id agree with @adamOVD . a properly pitched ferment with a small aquarium heater should have no problem finshing the ferment at the desired temp
  11. @bbegotka welcome to the forum, I do distillery planning and consulting, if you need any help in planning your distillery or want to do an affordable hands on distillery training shoot me an email. Cheers, --KB Distillerynow@gmail.com
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    Mash tun size

    @Silk City Distillers is right. Running a mash tun twice the size of your still is far more efficient than a tun sized to your still or smaller @WayneT if you need some help in planning I do distillery consulting and would be happy to help you. Drop me a line at Distillerynow@gmail.com Cheers, -KB
  13. most but not all continuous column stills are designed for grain in distillation. This means a on the grain bourbon wash can be sent through a column grain and all. One of the essential steps in running this type of wash through a continuous column is that it must be throughly mixed, as solid chunks of grain or yeast can easily clog up the system.
  14. a properly built (sealed up) mill and auger system will generate very little dust. If you are building a big operation you will need dust collection but most smaller systems generate very little dust
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