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  1. EA Scheer from Amsterdam & Main Rum Co in Liverpool. Bulk Rum Mecca from global sources in tote volumes. Message me for contacts
  2. Any updates on this - Interested to how the mango fibre has or is filtered out? How are you doing this at a Commercial level?
  3. Great stuff - and your Aspergillus culture source? There is good stuff on google Scholar about ligno-cellulosic R&D in this.. http://docs.bvsalud.org/biblioref/2018/09/914332/cultivation-of-aspergillus-niger-on-sugarcane-bagasse-with-vinasse.pdf What do you typically do with your bagasse otherwise or have you sourced some cane sticks to trial?
  4. Not sure the V-Fold manufacturer is still around in Australia ? I do know of one of these units as dewatering press in an amazing Tasmania Whisky/ Rye Distillery - Belgrove @PeteB
  5. Yes interested also - is this a screw expeller press? Looks a little different to what I have seen before. I am keen to look at this for 2nd pass sugarcane juice extraction - as single pass 3 Roller Mill is only 50-60% efficient and cane stalks act like a sponge when juice is pressed the plant fibre suck it back in.
  6. Commercial Citric acid production is typically Apergillus in a molasses wash ferment. Malic Acid is also produced by Aspergillus.. Aside from inherent LAB in freshly crushed juice - ester formation from increased Citric & Malic acid output from Aspergillus is of interest..
  7. Looking at options for purchasing existing Copper Alembic Pot still/s Message below or PM me if your looking to part with such kit..?
  8. Yes - CUB is Carlton United Breweries - historically the largest Brewery group in Australia. This Molasses Ethanol Distillery was next biggest yeast production site & apparently produced a superior yeast extract for the day - not S. Pombe. Anyone used Aspergillus in a molasses/ rum wash to push Citric and Malic acid output rather than Lacto? Just reading recently also that the sugarcane bagasse & more specifically the cane wax/ external cuticle layer is high in C16 & C18 fatty acids.. Within the end-to-end process sugarcane mill & distillery facility that I work in - I have noted the 'rum oils' many times as a distinct surface sheen/ slick when clarified juice is cooled allowing the oils to coalesce.
  9. 60,000,000 litres / year output of 96-99% ABV Neutral Cane Spirit from the largest Molasses based Distillery in Australia - https://wilmarbioethanol.com/ 2 x 1,000,000L (ML) Continuously run FV system - alternating back & forth and is the BioStil Process that is utilised in Brazil & India. but what there's more.. 100% S. Pombe culture - a ~30%Brix vinasse output results from the focus to minimise the actual water intake/ demand for the operation of the system and the Pombe provides more 'optimal' stability over 5-6 day ferment in those volumes versus S.cerevesiae. Yeast cake is consistently removed to manage and control yeast cell health & viability. For any Aussie out there reading this - the Yeast Cake from this distillery was also the Vegemite yeast extract production site between 1951 to 1971 - aside from CUB in Melbourne.
  10. Brizee. Welcome to the ADIForums. I know Cooroy & S Coast area quite well with Land & Sea Noosa Brewery & Distillery, Heads of Noosa Brewery, Boiling Pot Brewery and Stillmaker & Sons Distillery over at Montville with the new Brewery & Distillery also at the Big Pineapple. Happy to connect more and discuss all things brewing and distilling.. Steve
  11. Further to this - what about Carbon Monoxide from Still Parrot outlet? My Gas/ LEL Meter picks up decent levels that I assume is CO2/ CO off-gas from the Wash degassing in the Boiler during heat-up..
  12. Moving Bed Bio-Reactor - MBBR - sewage and water treatment tech used in Aquaculture & Food processing water applications is a solid option as BOD/ COD treatment is the key. Post MBBR could utilise Ozone dosed foam fractionation or Solar Photo-Fenton tech..
  13. Aussie Cane Farm - Rum process here "Grass to Glass" you could say, we are a miniature version of Commercial Sugarcane Mill Prior to Effet (Vac Evaporator) our 80L (22gal) Clarifer is a Conical Tank (Imhoff Tank design) @ pH 7.6-7.8. Food grade Floc added as Clarifer is filled. 4-6 hr Settling time (needing improvement to sub 4 hrs & Continuous is best scenario) Low & High offtake valves on Clarifier leaving ~20L (5gal) of Mud ('Mill Mud/ Filterpress') This ~20L (5 gal) volume could & should be reduced to say ~8 litres (~2gal) of thick mud/ sludge and the supernatant collected or separated. So ~10% Mud/Sludge of ~8L (2 gal) & ~72L (20gal) of Supernatant Clarified Cane Juice is my personal goal. That juice then gets reduced in the Effet to ~20L of 63-65 Brix Syrup.. Can be as high as 70.. Hot Syrup is cooled and used for fermentation as needed... am considering passing hot syrup through coffee/ oil cone filters prior to cooling to standardise the end product. With Electrical utilities @ 25c/KwH - the above is very passive aside from a RIMS or HERMS config for heating cane juice on the Clarifier inlet comingf rom Mix Juicer @ 80+c. Each Cane Varietal offers slight variances in the above summary - no different beast when using various corn/ maize or barley malt sources..
  14. https://still4u.com/ - this is perhaps what your after - complete service offer..
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