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  1. I see lots of discussion regarding grinding and mill selection. The majority of my customers don't like roller mills because of the maintenance issues. They tell me they are difficult to get adjusted and keep the correct tolerance. Most hammer mills run a fixed speed due to the centrifigal force required to extend the hammers and maintain throughput. Process Equipment Specialists builds the Stol-Mill designed by owner Gary Stolhanske. The Stol-Mill is a fixed hammer mill. The benefit of a fixed hammer mill is the speed can be varied to change the grind. From my distillery days, the malt meal was not ground as fine as the corn and rye. This required a mill capable of delivering two, or more grinds, or two mills. The our distillery had two mills. The Stol-Mill has two grinding grinding areas for increased capacity. Upper perrforated cutting plates discharge back into the lower screen area. This initiates grinding before the lower area where the grain must reach the hole size to discharge. This double grinding area increases throughput by starting the process in the upper chamber. The Stol-Mill fixed hammer design allows the grind to be adjusted by varying the rotor speed. This feature allows one mill to be used for all grinding requirements. We offer test grinding to confirm rates per the proposal. Please contact me for more information. https://wmfenderassociates.com STOL-MILL LIT PKG.pdf
  3. I have a a bunch of questions about malted corn. Has anyone worked with malted corn? At what temperature does the conversion take place? What is the diastatic power? Can it be roller milled and lautered in a grain bill with 49% barely and 51% malted corn? Any literature or article suggestions on the subject would be appreciated as well.
  4. Hello All, We are looking for a 30bbl mash tun with plates to produce malt based products in conjunction with our mash mixer. We do not need steam to the mash tun. Please contact me if you have any more questions.
  5. I'm looking for some suggestions for exogenous enzymes to use in our grain-in mashing. I've mashed a ton of single malt before, where exogenous enzymes were unnecessary. I may use malt down the line for conversion, but initially am looking to use enzymes until I get a firm grasp on our equipment's heating and cooling quirks/capabilities. I'm leaning towards a certain supplier I won't mention as to not skew people's advice. Lots of suppliers on here, but looking for success stories from producers. Thank you!
  6. Role Seeking: Distiller-in-Training / Production Assistant Compensation: Depending Upon Experience Description: Golden Moon is a small but rapidly growing distillery that produces premium hand-crafted whiskies, brandies and herbal liquors and liqueurs using the best available herbs, spices and botanicals, and made with the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers making premium products in the mid-to-late 1800s. We are currently going through an expansion that will greatly increase our yearly production and will require additional production and tasting room personnel. Position Responsibilities: · Assisting the Production Manager in all aspects of production at the distillery · Providing tours and tastings to customers that visit the distillery · Lead role in the entire packaging process with a keen eye for details to ensure high standards and consistency · Ensure that safety is a top priority when running the operations of the distillery and its equipment · Operational cleaning, maintenance and servicing of the distillery and its equipment General Responsibilities: · Timely and efficient execution of all work instructions, as reasonably requested · Respond to your managers requests promptly · Adherence to all stated OSHA procedures and practices · Cleaning of floors, bathrooms, Tasting Room and the production area so that the distillery is presentable and safety is maintained · Lifting up to ~50lbs, climbing and other physical activities required to complete distillery/warehouse operations · Preserve and protect the values of the company and support the mission of Golden Moon, while at work and off-duty · Laboratory work with a focus on quality assurance as required · Help develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for future production employees · Other general duties and actives as directed from time to time LOCAL CANDIDATES ARE PREFERRED (BUT WE WILL CONSIDER ANY QUALIFIED CANDIDATE)
  7. I was checking to see on what temperature to mash the corn? I have seen multiple articles and many different temperatures to Mash. Anywhere from 212-155. Any thoughts?
  8. Golden Moon Distillery will be hiring several additional production personnel within the next six months to support our expansion. We are looking for entry level personal and more experienced personnel. Candidates should have some experience in either brewing or distilling, with a basic knowledge of mashing and an basic understanding of what distilling is. Candidates with professional training and/or past experience working in a distillery are most welcome to apply as well. Please send resumes and inquiries to s.gould@gouldglobal.com Please DO NOT call the distillery asking questions.
  9. Has anyone looked into using an electric steam generator for heating their mash tun and/or still? I'm just starting to look at this option and wanted to see if anyone has experience on the matter. A boiler would be great, but I'm in a rental space in which I don't plan to stay in past 3-5 years and I'd also be responsible for installing and subsequently removing everything I alter while I occupy the space. This seems like a reasonable alternative to get the steam heating I desire and still keep my impact on the space low.
  10. We are a distillery that is going to be opening in the next couple months in North Carolina. I wanted to ask around and get some good ideas of what other people in the industry are doing with their used mash. I have a pretty good idea, but to make it better id love to hear some other techniques that people use. it will be 100% corn mash. Thanks in advance!
  11. Golden Moon is expanding and we are seeking individuals with brewing or distilling experience to join our production staff. These positions will be located at our distillery in Golden Colorado. Interested candidates should send their resume to s.gould@gouldglobal.com
  12. Hi to all, First post. So please bear with me! We're interested in trying sour mashing... I'm pretty sure about the answer but I'd like to confirm. I've looked around but didn't find a clear answer. The stillage used in sour mashing is from the stripping run only? Is there anything that can be done with the spirit run stillage? Or is that just plain waste. EI: what do you guys do with this? In the case of a single malt style whisky. Would we add the backset when adding the malted barley or before. And, should we include grains (from the backset) or just liquid. Thanks for the help! Charles B.
  13. Hi folks, We have an unused, never connected mash tun for sale as we size up to a larger, automated unit. I've attached pictures, and details about the mash tun can be found here - https://distillery-equipment.com/200_gallon_pro_series_mash_tun.htm Asking for $9,900. Please send me a PM if you are interested. We are based out of Pennsylvania. Thank you.
  14. Finally executed a lease and I could use some help finalizing my still designs and power generation choice. I have attached our processing unit schematics. My cousin, a former Seneca master fabricator is completing the work. We are going to purchase a NG boiler and I would like to design a system that utilizes both DSI for the corn mashing and a closed loop for the for the stripping and spirits stills. My questions are related to size of boiler to purchase and how to best do both the DSI and loop, as well as... Will my system work? What advice have you got on the designs? What size boiler should I buy to operate this equipment? How do I best size the internal steam coils for optimal results? Any additional comments are welcome. The system is laid out as such: 1. 300 gallons of mash is made in a 400 gallon (DSI) mash tun. Raw materials for mashes include corn, oats, rye, winter/ spring wheat, malt, and potatoes for vodka. 2. Ferments are completed in 300 gallon air-locked vats. 3. 150 gallons goes into the stripper ( internal closed loop steam coil)and 150 gallons goes into the preheater/ product condenser. 4. 2 runs completed to make 102 gallons of low wines. 5. 102 gallons of low wines are pumped to the Spirit Still. 28 gallons of water are added to a total volume of 130 gallons (internal closed loop steam coil). 6. The 130 gallons of low wines are distilled resulting in 60 gallons at 70% abv.
  15. Good morning, We have a bottom dumping grain hopper for sale. Fork-lift pick points, 45x48x48....great for mashing in, conveying stillage (cooled), and other tasks in a distillery. We used it for mashing in separate grains as needed. We upgraded our grain handling a while back and just don't have a need for this any longer. If you're interested, photos and pricing - http://butte.craigslist.org/grd/4916940034.html. Best, John
  16. Wher did you buy your mash pump? What type?
  17. So I just got the new municipal water report. What are the acceptable levels of chlorine and iron so as not to inhibit fermentation? The report lists a range of chlorine levels detected between 0.28 -0.77 with an MRDLG = 4 Iron was listed as .07 with an MCLG of N/A and MCL at 1.0 Not a chemist, but learning fast. Any input would be appreciated.
  18. 2012 Distillery School at Downslope Distilling in Centennial, Colorado Distilling classes will be held on July 21-22 and August 11-12, 2012 We will continue to offer classes every month during 2012 We have had over 300 people attend our workshop from 30 US States and Canada http://www.downslopedistilling.com The two day classes will start at 9:00 AM MST and will cover: Distilling Vodka, Rum and Whiskey, Mashing, Gauging, Blending, Water Quality, Spirit Ageing and other topics you wish to discus. Once registered we will ask you to send a check for $350 to: Downslope Distilling, Inc. , 6770 South Dawson Cr., Ste. 400, Centennial, CO 80112 or call 303-693-4300 to charge by phone with Visa, Mastercard or American Express We are in the process of offering our ADVANCED CLASSES. These classes will be open to 4-5 people. The classes will cover MASHING/ENZYMES and all aspects of Distilling. The classes will be held on Fri to Sun and will be 9-10 hours/day. We will be mashing and distilling; .Please contact mitch@downslopedistilling.com Finally we are in the process of setting up a consulting firm which will help startups in every aspect of the business. Please contact mitch@downslopedistilling.com or call me direct at 303-693-4300
  19. Hi there, New ADI member and first time poster. I am planning out a purchase list for my first RIMS system and wanted to bounce my efforts off the community here to see if I'm on the right track. I currently have a 26 gallon column distillation spirits still that I plan to use during my proof of concept phase and want to invest in the mashing aspect of the process to mimic a large scale, commercial quality distillery design. I'm targeting around 75 gallons as my mashing volume size initially, which should effectively utilize my still's volume capability once a beer stripping run is performed. For the mashing/fermenting process, I found this site and like the price points and the items available: http://conical-fermenter.com/ My plan is to buy: -75 gallon Mash Tun -RIMS Module -Sparge Arm -75 gallon HLT -80 gallon conical fermenter -2 pumps (http://morebeer.com/view_product/17319/103556/March_Pump_-_With_High_Temp_Stainless_Steel_Housing?a_aid=theelectricbrewery) -Control Panel (http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/control-panel) -Oxygen stone? (not yet determined) -Miscellaneous parts (temperature nodes, surgical tubing, quick release hose ends, etc) Does this sounds like a comphrensive parts list for such an endeavor? Also, what are the the opinions on heating an HLT tank of this size - electric or direct fire/flame? If feedback suggests direct flame, I may find a simplier and less expensive control panel for the RIMS system. Any help or sharing of personal experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. Josh
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