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  1. I have worked with a column stills running raschig rings that was 24" in diameter. I can point you towards the vendor we used, or depending on how much you need we may have some left over.
  2. my first guess would be incomplete gluco conversion, alpha has converted to complex sugars but gluco has only partially converted to simple sugars. this is typically a temperature or pH issue second guess, is Yeast, what Yeast are you using? some yeasts cannot survive the pH crash as ferment continues on. Recently had a friend dealing with this, same yeast he had been using for years at a different distillery just stalled out half way through ferment. changed out to DADY and it ferments just fine now. you can side step this issue by adjusting the pH throughout the ferment, but this is a poor solution longterm.
  3. I'm not aware of anyone using Panella on a craft or commersial scale, but there has to be someone. if its made from cane it is a legitimate source for making rum, I would have to imagine it would be similar to making rum from cane syrup, but with perhaps a bit more toasted or caramel qualities
  4. contact Dave at Wayward House Distillery, he was, or still is President of the BC distiller Guild. good guy with a ton of info to share.
  5. looking for 2 gallon, 5 gallon 10 gallon or 15 let me know what you have, I'd like to get a palate or two.
  6. sweet cinnamon then followed by less sweet, bakers cinnamon, is a normal progression of flavors in the distillate.
  7. What company do you work for? I dont see it listed anywhere?

  8. we can do full copper stills. most people dont want the extra expense, so we dont make a lot of them, but we can do it.
  9. there are several molasses producers in Louisiana that will do bulk sales. shipping can be expensive, but it depends where you are located.
  10. I've worked with them on several projects in the past, they seem decent to deal with.
  11. was hoping they would show some of the distilling process instead of just the malting and mashing. But still, must feel good to have a place on a show like that.
  12. If you have a local source for Bio-Diesel thats what you want. just make sure its 100% bio, not blended with petro. heavier lipids are eliminated in favor of light, so you wont get the same plasticizing that standard vegetable oil will do.
  13. I have a 1000L kettle in stainless steel, with agitator dont know if this would be helpful
  14. Dilute and carbon filter. if it has a super strong corn smell, then its chocked full or corn oils which may just precipitate out when diluted, then can be scrubbed with carbon.
  15. for cleaning, single common line is fine. but if you intend on running the system with all columns, it wont work at all. Liquid will build up on the plates and will not drain back at all. you need a pump at the bottom of each column, to push the distillate back up to the top of the previous column
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