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Is there a practical limit to using electric bain marie in larger sizes? I know some manufacturers hesitate to quote electric bain marie at 300G or more because of the heat-up time, etc. We'd like to replace our current 340G stripper/mash tun but not ready to spend the upfront cash for steam (and we don't really have the space for a boiler in our facility right not. 

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County seat,

 

  It's true that some manufacturers hesitate to do larger electric baine marie systems.    We on the other hand do not.  As long as you have enough amps to push enough BTUs to heat the vessel in a reasonable amount of time, we will build you an electrically fired still and or a mash cooker as large as you like.  We have done several 250 and 300 gallon electric baine marie stills and two 500 gallon ones.  The heat up times for them are the same as our smaller electric stills because the heating system produces the same number of BTUs per gallon as the smaller ones.

    We actually have electric over steam baine Maries that utilize our open system pressurization module technology to produce 8 psi steam in the jacket which gives much faster run times than water or oil bath stills.  We have had PID set point temp control for these stills for years now along with optional thermostatic valves to mechanically automate condenser and dephlegmator cooling as well as bubble plate column control.  Within the next 3 or 4 weeks we are adding the option of complete computer automation for our baine maries.  Our automated control systems are UL listed for class 1 div 2 or even class 1 div 1 if that is what you desire.  UL listed prototypes  of our automated distilling systems are in operation at a distillery here in MO.  These automated control systems control all aspects of the distilling process.  We will post more about this in the future.  Of course we will keep selling our less expensive PID control systems that are built from all UL listed components and meet the NEC 409 requirements for control panels.

What is the phase and voltage of your electrical system?  How many amps is your main disconnect panel?  what is your current amp draw during the operation of your distillery?

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Below are pics of our newly designed 20 gallon ethanol reclamation and oil concentration system.  We also offer extraction/wash vessels with the complete system.  We also have pumps and filters for dewaxing. These vacuum stills will reclaim 20 gallons of 190 proof ethanol every 3 hrs, when fired by a residential hot water heater.  It will reclaim up to 20 gallons of 190 proof every 1.5hrs when fired by steam. It will produce up to 15lbs 6,803 grams of CBD oil per day.  CBD oil is selling wholesale for $7.50 per gram.  That is $51,000.00 per day worth of CBD oil.  Our complete oil king system including all support equipment will pay for itself in less than 1 day.  These can also be used as beverage ethanol stripping stills.  They distill at around 80 degrees ferinhight under vacuum.  These units have double jackets that are 3mm thick.  They were specifically designed for oil production which is why they have conical bottoms.  We have these in stock from 8 gallon to 150 gallon.  We can custom build system that will process up to 20,000 lbs of plant material per day.   The US government has taken hemp off of schedule one.  Hopefully they will do the same with Cannabis by the end of the year.  We currently have customers who are distillers who are branching out into the CBD business.  This is the prime time to get into this extremely profitable business.  We can convert most beverage ethanol stills into reclamation and oil concentration vacuum stills without a huge expense.  paul@distillery-equipment.com

 

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Below is a picture of one of our 300 gallon Baine Marie Ultra Pro Whiskey Stills.  The device that sits to the left of the still pot is one of our open system pressurization models.  The OSP allows steam to be produced in the jacket.  Basically it is a steam still without the expense of a steam boiler. The large tank in the back to the right is a 1200 gallon HLT that we built for a different customer.

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The load below is going to a distillery just north of Chicago.  The vessels on board are 1200 gallon operating capacity.  There were 4 loads.  My employees are setting up the equipment today at the distillery.

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Yep and the chiller, cold water reservoir and pumps are being plumbed next week. 

Same size as my photo but chiller is rooftop with reservoir, pumps and pump/chiller controls indoors.

Factory sending chiller start-up tech early January from TN.

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Oregon Spirit Distillers purchased a 3000 liter stripping still from Affordable Distilling and have been operating it for 2 months.  It was delivered on time, the price was right, and it preforms better then expected.  Paul, you should be proud of your work, your team and the business you have built.

 

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