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Hello I'm Bill Fender, owner of W. Fender & Associates, Inc. joined ADI early 2021, exhibitor at the Louisville show. First I'm a manufacturer's representative specializing in bulk solids handling. After college I served an industrial electricians apprenticeship and worked as a construction superintendent. I joined Brown-Forman Corp. in maintenance and finished as plant engineering manager (19 years) at Brown-Forman Distillery. I started this business twenty-four years ago and have served the distilling industry, along with others, since that time. My specialty is equipment, I'm not a distiller. However, with nearly twenty years of experience running the plant side of a 6,000 bushel/day distillery, I have experience with many of the topics discussed here. If I have a solution I will gladly try to help. My goal is to gain trust and confidence. If you are looking to purchase new equipment I would appreciate the opportunity to help with your projects. I have served many of the distilleries in the heart of bourbon country. From complete grain handling systems, simple equipment size selection, extending useful life to helping move/meter materials, I always strive to serve my customer exactly the way I wanted to be served. Honesty, integrity and with an open mind are the keys to confidence building. I always keep in mind the customer depends on me for their career. I treat it like it's my career. FENDER LINE CARD 21_.pdf
KASON CORPORATION 67-71 East Willow Street Millburn, NJ 07041 Tel: 973-467-8140, ext 211 Fax: 973-258-9533 Website: http://www.Kason.com E-Mail: JLing@Kason.com Model MO-SS Centri-Sifter in 8 Feathers Distillery The best equipment to remove spent grains from their distillery’s discharge stream was found by 8 Feathers Distillery to be Kason Corporation’s Centri-Sifter. Substantially less expensive than alternatives from other manufacturers, the solution simplified equipment needs. Once grain is fermented or distilled, it requires disposal by a means acceptable to the local community. Craft distilleries, often located within a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) service area, require strict limits on solids discharged in the waste stream. Since many craft whiskey distilleries use hammer mills to grind grains, the resulting byproduct is too fine to allow lautering as the grain removal method, so an aggressive process like the Centri-Sifter must be used. When originally presented with 8 Feathers process challenge, Kason Corporation offered the MOS Centri-Sifter with a heavy duty screen as the best separation option – though possible to accomplish with a traditional Vibroscreen, the Centri-Sifter allows higher flow rates while also producing a discharge of spent grain with less remaining free water. After sending a sample of the material to be separated, Kason Corporation conducted a free process test and suggested a screen mesh and paddle design to separate material and minimize the risk of screen blinding. For a small distillery facing these restrictions, the challenge to economically remove spent grains becomes limited and daunting. Trucking of stillage discharge is cost prohibitive with high water content so producers seek solutions to separate grain from liquid for efficient disposal. Before choosing Kason Corporation’s Centri-Sifter, other separation methods identified included passive settling systems, chemical flocculation, or mechanical separation. Among mechanical separation options considered were filter presses, screw presses, and centrifugal separators. Initial studies indicated all these as viable choices where presses are the most expensive and centrifugal sifters are the most cost effective solutions. 8 Feathers Distillery studied these options and concluded that mechanical separation using Kason Corporation’s Centri-Sifter offered the best combination of cost, function and efficiency. Though settling tanks provide effective separation, the process requires multiple holding tanks with excessive time and space requirements. Use of chemical flocculation renders the spent grains unfit for use as animal feed – instead they become solid waste which must be disposed of in landfills. A filter press sized to meet distillery needs requires a large compressor to drive air diaphragm pumps. Without adding some form of solids coagulant to the process stream, the filter cloths require extensive cleaning after each use. The chemicals which enhance the solids collection render the collected grains unacceptable for use as animal feed. These additional equipment and chemical needs make filter presses, though effective, the most expensive option. Screw presses are appropriate for general industrial use but lack features to clean adequately for a distillery. No press fit within budget, flowrate and footprint constraints of 8 Feathers. While mechanical separation is the best solids removal method, Kason Corporation’s Centri Sifter minimizes cost, time, space, and environmental impacts best within the types considered. After purchase and prior to installation, Kason Corporation supplied mechanical drawings to allow 8 Feathers to construct the necessary platform to house the Centri-sifter. Once the unit arrived it was installed without issue and began initial testing immediately. The results were as good, or better, than expected. The unit processed a 1500 gallon, 40% solid test sample fed at 40gpm, without any screen blinding or degradation of performance. The separated grain was suitably dry for transport by truck. Now, the MOS Centri Sifter provided by Kason Corporation is in production at 8 Feathers Distillery and provides a key function in POTW compliance while still allowing captured solids to be used for animal feed in an efficient and cost effective grain separation solution. Links to Videos: Kason at 8 Feathers - Video 1 Kason at 8 Feathers - Video 2 Kason at 8 Feathers - Video 3 Kason at 8 Feathers - Video 4 Kason Centri-Sifter in 8 Feathers Distillery.pdf
Hello, We are currently offering custom grain processing for grain off our family farm in Columbia, IL, which is just outside of St. Louis. All prices below are in $/lb and available in Super Sacks which contain 2,000 lb. We can also do 50 lb bags but there is a slight up charge. These prices are FOB 62236. Shipping can be arranged at buyer's expense. Uncleaned Cleaned Only Cleaned & Milled Soft Red Winter Wheat $0.12 $0.19 $0.25 Yellow Dent Corn $0.10 $0.15 $0.20 6-Row Barley $0.17 $0.26 $0.35 In the coming months we will also be offering small quantities of custom malts and rye. Please email adam.stumpf at stumpysspirits.com for more information. Thank You, Adam