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Hello, I am looking to produce a new continuous still line for the average distiller. This equipment is normally very tall. I would like to know what your "CLEAR" height is inside your distillery where you would put a still. 

We are thinking that the normal is 12' but please advise. We can always build in a kit to make it 10' with a kit to make it 12' or 14'......

The taller we can make it the better the performance. 

You can text or call if you have questions.

515-559-4879

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Hey Dehner,

I would shoot for 16' personally.  Funny enough I don't have that much, but I would cut my floor and sink the column.  The footprint is so small this doesn't seem like a big deal.  Better to have better performance than try to shorten it too much.  That said, there is no way I would hit a 30' tall column in my location.

 

Cheers,

Jeff

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We have a 17 foot clearance and it's right on the edge for our Vodka column.  

This may be a tailored fit experience for each customer.  Absolutely a measurement to convey when ordering and sizing anyone's gear.

 

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have been thinking about doing one of these, we have 13'6" of clearance. 

 

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Thank you very much with the info so far. 

We are still going to build bigger Continuous stills (thats our niche), but I was looking to make a line of continuous stills for some of the smaller distilleries out there. The small distilleries that don't have a steam boiler. 

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3 hours ago, bluefish_dist said:

We only have 12' and it makes a vodka column a challenge.  

bluefish_dist

We can do a split 20 plate vodka column, and make it fit in a 12' space.   We can split it into 3 columns, and put it under a 9' ceiling, no problem.

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Thank you very much for all of the replies.

FYI- I have a older continuous still I made 5 years ago that I operate, that is all self contained and 10 foot tall that will process 1 gpm @160 proof max. It was 14' at one time and would do over 190 proof. But I am doing all new designs so get ready for something much better.

As I said before, I am still building the big tall units. I am looking to build some easy turn key units. I can't wait to show you them.

 

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This is the continuous still I'm working on.

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Bloody nice.  I have sent you a PM with my email address.  I would love to chat with you.

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Is that a big Charles 803 w/ 2 deplegs?!?!?! I was going to set one of those up to finish out vodka on. How is it running?

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Stumpy,

  Not running yet. It's a work in progress. Roberto.

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We are very excited to be able to offer custom continuous stills in any size and flow rate.

Remember if you are upgrading your equipment.... DON'T DO POT stills. Do continuous. 

We are really looking forward to our new turn key small units.

Joseph@dehnerdistillery.com

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Joseph,

  Looking forward to your small unit continuous still. I have 18' ceiling. Put me on your waiting list. Roberto.

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On 10/30/2017 at 6:21 PM, Dehner Distillery said:

Remember if you are upgrading your equipment.... DON'T DO POT stills. Do continuous.

You are not suggesting to do a pot still even planning is to make flavored spirits like grappa, brandy , whisky, rum, etc ?

Thanks

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On 10/31/2017 at 2:49 PM, bierling said:

 How well do your small continuous stills deal with solids? 

We Have 2 models. One for solids and one for clear spirits.

 

On 12/21/2017 at 1:10 AM, Winnie the Pooh said:

You are not suggesting to do a pot still even planning is to make flavored spirits like grappa, brandy , whisky, rum, etc ?

Thanks

What a great question. If you need to upgrade, upgrade to a simple continuous stripper and use your old pot still to finish the spirit. Don't get a massive pot still, continuous stills are so much faster and more efficient.

Just my thoughts.

On 9/27/2017 at 8:31 PM, Southernhighlander said:
On 9/27/2017 at 4:32 PM, bluefish_dist said:

We only have 12' and it makes a vodka column a challenge.  

bluefish_dist

We can do a split 20 plate vodka column, and make it fit in a 12' space.   We can split it into 3 columns, and put it under a 9' ceiling, no problem.

We can totally make a continuous still to work inside of 12'. Thats easy.

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I forgot to add we have made and can make multi column continuous stills, for a multitude of different products or different %of ABV.

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What would be an estimated cost of a continuous vodka column that would fit in a 12' tall space and could run 30 proof gallons in an 8 hr shift?   Not ready to spring for one yet, but that will be the next upgrade.  

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