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As of today, we introduce a Referral Fee & Discount Program. We feel that existing customers are our biggest assets and we want to honor their support in spreading the iStill gospel.

https://istillblog.com/2020/01/23/referral-discount-program/

Regards, Odin.

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Mythbusting your mythbuster article on grain mill size.

Good info but not necessarily all accurate, raw grains throw this for a loop.

Malted grain can generally be milled more coarse than unmalted grain without a significant impact to yield.  However, raw grain will see a sizable impact to yield.  For us - coarse roller mill maize vs coarse hammer mill “flour” was a 20% difference in product yield on a proof gallon basis - relatively significant.  We see the same with raw rye, wheat, oats as well.

Raw grain through a roller mill is generally pretty abusive on the roller grooving/knurling as well - and typically generates much more dust than malted.  Many hammer mill styles have built in dust collectors vs roller mills that almost never do.  From a safety classification perspective - both mill styles are identical, there is no distinction.

It’s about using the right tool for the job.  If you are a pure malt shop, roller milling is a no brainer, especially if you have intentions of lautering.

If you are focusing on the American styles, a hammer mill is far more useful.

If you wish to be king of all whiskies, have both.

 

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We are completing another batch of 100 iStills Mini, our 1.5 gallon product development still, with pot, column, and extraction capability. Comes with power manager and agitator. Fully packed in a wheeled trolley bag. Ships over the whole world in just a few days.

https://istillblog.com/2020/01/25/new-istill-mini-batch-nears-completion/

Regards, Odin.

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Even with the huge number of orders that come in, and the increase in lead time it results in, we were able to help out a distiller in trouble. They had purchased a still that constantly broke down and reached out to us for help. We were able to ship them an iStill 2000 by putting in extra shifts and having our Special Operations Department attribute time. How fast? In just two weeks. Now, the extra speed comes at additional costs, and we can't do more than one unit per month like this, but here we could and did. The distiller will be back in production soon. Here is a picture of his unit being picked up for crating.

Regards, Odin.

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Hi there,

We are doing fine. Here is an article of us building more and more of our amazing, temp-control, SG-control, and pH-control fermenters. Current batch of three is for Mexico and Australia. The Mexican one is going to be used for continuous fermentation:

https://istillblog.com/2020/01/28/building-more-istill-fermenters/

Regards, Odin.

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Hi there,

Due to us getting in huge numbers of orders, our lead times unfortunately go up from 2 months to 4 months. That's for all units except the iStill Mini (recipe development still) and the manual version of the iStill 100. The i100 manual takes 6 weeks. The iStill Mini just 2 weeks.

We are working very hard to boost production, but in fairness, our current forecasts indicate that the amazing growth in sales will outpace production for at least 2020.

Regards, Odin.

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Award winning iStill customer gives feedback:

 

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Here is an interview with the guys behind Robert James Distillery out of Cincinnati. They are iStill customers. And they just ordered another one.

https://local12.com/news/good-morning-cincinnati/former-norwood-distiller-has-a-new-owner-and-a-new-brand-cincinnat?fbclid=IwAR26u11YWMnco80vfPToAW1UQXfsr-klwcQ2OxvUYWsB1xVRl-jAM2wXxuU

And here is an article telling you even more. It also dives into why they choose iStill:

https://www.thegnarlygnome.com/2019/04/shumrick-and-leys-gets-bought-rebranding-on-the-way/

"The biggest changes right off the bat are on the technology side. A big invest is being made in iStill technology, a company that has some really fun ideas about “fast aging” products that will help Robert James Distillery to not only collaborate among a unique network of similar distilleries, but to come to market faster with cutting edge, patented spirits production processes."

Regards, Odin.

 

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Long Branch Distillery opening up! iStill 500 and 2000. So proud to have you as our customer!

Regards, Odin.

 

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Meet amazing Claire Marin, owner of Catskill Provisions Distillery. She is a bee keeper, and a distiller, with an amazing honey rye whiskey! We are very proud that she is an iStill customer. She has an 520 gallon iStill 2000.

https://spirits.catskillprovisions.com/

Regards, Odin.

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