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  1. We've been crazy busy since COVID started so I haven't had a chance to post on this topic for a while. If anyone needs anything just let us know. paul@distillery-equipment.com 417-778-6908
  2. Do you have a link to the specs for the agitator? Will you be doing any on the grain mashes or other mashes that are thick and viscus?
  3. If you need a new high proof pump we have them starting at around $400.00 paul@distillery-equipment.com
  4. Birster, That is one of my stills. It has 3 pumps to pump the column condensate (not shown in the pic). Without the pumps you would never reach 190 proof. I build these stills for customers who have lower height restrictions. Also we use thermostatic valves on these stills to control the coolant flow to the final condenser and dephlegmators.
  5. I think that your best option is a stand alone tube in tube heat exchanger, or one of my mash tuns with the internal cooling coil. Email or call for pricing. 417-778-6100 paul@distillery-equipment.com
  6. SteelB, How far in can a 12" diameter coil go below the top of the mash?
  7. SteelB. Is your pot open to or closed top with a manway? If it has a manway, what is the size of the opening? Thanks.
  8. We experimented a lot figuring out the best control point, using a thermostatic valve for coolant control. We tried every scenario we could think of. We found that if we plumbed the system so that the coolant from the final condenser goes to the last dephleg in line then from the last dephleg to the 2nd to last dephleg in line and so on, this worked best. We found that the best placement for the Danfoss probe is at the coolant output of the final condenser and the best place for the valve was at the coolant input of the final condenser. Also we found that you need to have just a little byp
  9. I would run three 5,500 watt elements for a total of 16.5kW and the 6" column. Even if you have to stay with 14kW, you should still run the 6" column, as it will still be faster than the 4" with that much power.
  10. You need 16 kW to 24kW. You may be able to run it off of 14kw but I've never tried that. The size of your still pot is just as important for sizing your column correctly. What size is your pot? Also, are your elements in the mash or is your still a Baine Marie?
  11. If you don't mind switching to 5,500 watt elements, we have a panel for you. Email me: paul@distillery-equipment.com Thanks.
  12. I think that Musk's Starships will make it to Mars in the next few years. His Starship is super cheap to build and launch. His new Raptor engines run off of natural gas which is almost free, compared to the other rocket fuels being used. The skin of the Starships is stainless. These are the first stainless skinned rockets, since the 1950s. They are hugely cheaper than the heavily machined aluminum that everyone else is using. In fact you can't build an aluminum rocket that big using todays methods. The Russians charge $9,000,000.00 per seat. It will cost as little as $25,000.00 to $50,
  13. We've built some really big soxhlets from stainless. If anyone needs one just let me know paul@distillery-equipment.com Thanks.
  14. The below is from Keith at Grazin Spirits concerning the Danfoss thermostatic valve and our method for using it to automate coolant control for all of the dephlegmators and final condenser for vodka stills " Wanted to let you both know that the danfoss valve is installed and making it so so easy to run the vodka still. Excellent product and has changed my entire work flow for the better. Amazing!"
  15. Galapadoc, I will set you up with getting a quote for the Sunshiner system. Thanks.
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