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  1. Does anyone have any experience with UV printing on bottles? I've been looking for a workable solution to get to what I'm aiming for (something along the style of a Grey Goose bottle) but screen printing is way too costly for more than a couple colors. In my search for a solution, I stumbled across UV printers that can essentially do full color printing right on and all the way around the bottle. Think, your office laser printer but for glass cylinders! The machines have come down significantly in price over the past few years. I've calculated that it would pay for itself after only
  2. From what I understand, it's because so many foundries were shut down during the pandemic and it takes a long time to get them back online. They're designed to run 24/7. When they have to be shut down for maintenance, they have to plan years in advance to power down cleanly and even then it can take up to 6 months to get them back online. There's also a global sand shortage that has been going on for a few years due to all the solar panels being manufactured, but I don't think that's what is driving the current glass shortage.
  3. Thanks Paul. Sounds like more trouble than it's worth. For some reason I had the figure of 18 feet in mind. 13'6" isn't a problem. Out of curiosity, would there be an advantage to extending the vodka column to 7 feet with the normal setup? I'm going to go with the mash tun configuration, but I'm wondering if the extra foot of reflux might improve things.
  4. Probably needed to quote your post for you to get a notification. I'm reposting my question. Hi Paul. What are the final dimensions (especially the height) on this model with the vodka column? Can the column be set on a stand to the side to reduce height (like your Pro Series) or would that screw up the reflux?
  5. The homedistiller link is dead, but I was able to track down the pdf if anyone is interested. https://distillery-yeast.com/activated_book1.pdf
  6. Hi Paul. What are the final dimensions (especially the height) on this model with the vodka column? Can the column be set on a stand to the side to reduce height (like your Pro Series) or would that screw up the reflux?
  7. Bump Anyone have ideas on Freshie's question?
  8. Thanks. I sent them a request for info yesterday.
  9. Thanks. I'll be getting most of my gear from Paul. I'll ask him about this.
  10. Thanks for this thread, everyone! This forum changes lives! Quick newbie question: I'm making vodka (potato and yams) and getting ready to scale up to commercial scale. I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific about 10 miles south of the equator. Our temperatures are pretty mild most of the year due to cold ocean currents from Antarctica (mid 80s in the daytime, 60-70 at night; think San Diego, CA), but there is a 3-4 month period where it can get up into the 90s for several days at a time. Do I have to invest in jacketed fermenters or is there a yeast that can reliably do th
  11. How much empty volume do you leave in a barrel while aging?
  12. Because real estate got too expensive in Florida. 🤪
  13. I'd never considered this. On this note, how much empty space (headspace?) do you leave in a barrel while aging your whiskey?
  14. What ever happened to the iStill 300? Seems I saw some posts about that from a couple years back. On the webpage there's a 100 and then it jumps to a 500.
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