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  1. As the topic suggests Im looking for people who run continuous stills (preferably a continuous fractioning set up but also if you run a continuous stripper). Recently I visited Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles and was very impressed with their set up: A continuous fractioning still as well as a 100 gallon, 4 plate pot. A very nice set up and they make some wonderful products. Needless to say it got me to thinking. I've read the lengthy thread started by Mr. Heising and have reached out to the known manufacturers of said equipment (Heising, McKee. Dehner, I'll be contacting you in the next few days. Did I miss anyone else?) but Im looking to chat with some operators and learn about their experiences with such equipment. Operations, equipment manufacturers and so on. Anyone willing to chat please let me know. Thanks all. -Frank
  2. 250 or 500 Gallon Pot Still With Copper Column. The 250 g Pot Still is available now at reduced price of $20,250. 500 g Pot Still will take 90-120 days to receive. Both are equipped with double jacketed steam heating pot still, manhole, rectification column, condenser, piping and fittings. Minimum of 72kWh boiler recommended for operation. Copper Onion Top SUS 304 Stainless Steel 20 Inch Diameter Condenser 3-Phase AC Agitation Motor 15 Foot Max Height 9 Foot Max Horizontal Space Available For Immediate Shipping WAS REDUCED $20,250 (250 Gal) REDUCED TO SELL: $18,250 (250 Gal) 90-120 days $32,900 (500 Gal) Contact : andrew@tetondistillery.com http://www.tetondistillery.com/distillery-equipment
  3. Unused 250 Gallon Pot Still available for sale. This was a pot still we intended to run separately as a dedicated whiskey still, but no longer are going to. All equipment can be seen here: http://www.tetondistillery.com/distillery-equipment If you would like to purchase another size, it is 90-120 days turnaround time. Contact Me: Andrew Boczar andrew@tetondistillery.com • 250 (new) Gallon Pot Still With Copper Column available for sale. • Copper Onion Top • Stainless Steel Dephlegmator Cap • 18 Inch Diameter Shotgun Style Condenser • 3-Phase AC Agitation Motor • 14 Foot Maximum Height • In-Stock Available For Immediate Shipping • $22,500 (250 Gal) - Sale Price $20,250
  4. In the past, I've helped customers, who asked, to lay out their distilleries. Unfortunately, because of my current work load, it is not possible for me to do the drawings anymore because they can be very time consuming. So I thought that I could put some basic info on here, that may help people do their layouts. The layout suggestions below certainly do not fit all spaces and scenarios, but they can be used as a rough reference to lay out a distillery so as to have good production flow through. These basic layouts work best in completely open spaces and so they do not account for storage and stock rooms. Also, I am just an equipment designer, builder and vendor. People on this forum who distill everyday have a great deal more insight about some of this than I do because they have more experience dealing with the actual production situation than I do, so I'm sure that a great deal more information will be given here on this subject as time moves forward.. If you have a single garage door entrance then you should set things up in sort of a horse shoe. Inputs, such as grain etc., can go on the right side of the door, then your mash tun, then the fermenters then the still, then the proofing area and then the bottling area and then cases ready to go out on the left side of the door. It would be a good idea to have a trench drain in front of the mash tun fermenters and still. So depending on your space, with one door you may have the inputs near the right side of the door along the right wall then the mash tun next along the right will then a couple of fermenters along the right wall and then some more fermenters at the back of the horse shoe or along the back wall, then the still at the back on the left wall to form the left side of the horseshoe, then the proofing and bottling area, then the cases ready to ship out on the left side of the door. If barreling is to be done, then that should be done on the output side. Of course you can reverse the left and right sides as far as input and output. If you have an indoor and an outdoor that are in line with one another that is a much better scenario. You would have the inputs such as grain etc. on the input side near to the input door and then the mash tun, then fermenters then still and then proofing and possibly barreling and then bottling and then outputs stored near the door. You would have a trench drain running from the mash tun to the bottling area, 3 or 4 ft in front of the equipment.
  5. I am interested to see if there is anyone who has had experience with Confederate Stills of Alabama. They have a lot of beautiful looking products on there website, and I would like to see if anyone can share there personal experience with the stills, cypress fermentation tanks and as well as other products produced. If so, could you please touch on efficiency, performance, durability, maintenance, cleaning, price point, and service you experienced; as well as overall thoughts, suggestions, recommendations.
  6. A.B.E.’s Patriot Craft Still Series™ brings the latest technology to the craft distillation market. With its industry-leading “Wattson Automation Platform ™” ABE stills offer you peace of mind knowing that your production is being monitored from start to finish. Trendsetting features like data logging, remote temperature monitoring, and recipe logs set a new standard for this affordable production equipment. A.B.E.’s stills are constructed of Type 2 copper and 304 stainless steel, giving you both the durability and the qualities you require, to produce a first-class spirit. In addition, ABE stills are designed by our Engineers, located right here in Lincoln, Nebraska to be modular so they grow as your business grows. Features: IMPORTANT FEATURE – UL Compliant. Class 1 Division 1 Controls. Type 2 Copper and 304 stainless steel construction. Patent Pending CIP-Ring for 360-degree thorough cleaning. Complete with Whiskey Helmet (other styles available upon request) Tube-in-Shell, Liquid Management Condenser, with a transparent high-impact polycarbonate casing. Optional “Wattson Automation Platform ™” Electric Bain-Marie jacketed stills available Still Designs: Pot & Column In Stock: 50 Gallon Still starting at $36,679! Phone: (402)475-2337 Website: abestills.com Email: info@americanbeerequipment.com
  7. 3000liter New still is in stock,which can be used for making vodka,gin,whiskey,brandy,rum,tequila etc. steam heated,gin basket,4 whisky plates,24 vodka plates,3 spirits tank,CIP cleaning pipes and CIP pump etc. UL certificate and explosion proof motor $130,000 ready to be shipped at any time. (By the way,7*3000liter fermenter with agitator, 1*3000liter mash/lauter tun with agitator , 6*10000liter wine fermenter with agitator are also in stock.) Please contact me at daey0013@dayuwz.com if any interests.
  8. I have a budget 70-150k I want a copper still is a must. Fermenters stainless steel. And want to be able to produce large amounts if needed with this budget please recomend all products you suggest and company's that you would stay away from.
  9. Did you know we build continuous stills? We have several types and we build them custom to what works best for the customer. We computer model each and every unit for maximum performance. We tune each one and run it on a computer model before starting the first weld. We have a couple new turn key models coming out that will be skid mount with steam generator (or no steam generator) for simple use. We are currently completing our line of single pass continuous stills, no more just stripping, now do just one and done! Plus the best thing is these will sell for a very very inexpensive price tag as compared to what is on the market now, not to mention that are through put of GPM is 5 times more than what is out on the market. I will be posting pics soon of my current continuous still build right here in IOWA. We are building one of the largest continuous stills for any micro distillery in North America, maybe the world. Capable of operating at just over 30 gallons per minute, tuned at 17 gpm. Able to distill down 9000 gallons in about 8-9 hours. Big 6" sight glasses (2 per tray 180degress apart) so you can look right thought it, complete with LED lights, and go pro cameras. Also, a custom 550g pot still. Stay tuned. Joseph@dehnerdistillery.com 515-559-4879
  10. Anyone has ex[eroemce with Olympic Distillers? Looking for a 150 to 200 gallon still. They seem to have competitive pricing. On the topic of pricing...is there really a difference is a $100,000 Forsythe or Corson still and a $20,000 or so Olympic or Affordable Distilling still? thanks
  11. We are having a 60 day sale on stills and other equipment. We are still going strong and plan to be here for years to come. We are having the sale simply to increase our sales volume. We have great equipment and a great reference list. We have equipment in well over 200 distilleries. Some of our larger stills are priced tens of thousands lower than our already low regular prices. For example the 800 gallon Pro Series pot still below is marked down to $38,494.75 from the already low price of $52,494.00 That is a savings of $13,649.25 Click here https://distillery-equipment.com/stills.htm email paul paul@distillery-equipment.com Call 417-778-6100 "Affordable Distillery Equipment's Standard and Pro Series Equipment is American designed and engineered with the final assembly done in the US from Chinese and US made components. Final testing and quality control is done in the US. All electrical control and electric heating systems are built in our shop in MO and all of the safety components on our distilling systems are made in the USA." 800 Gallon Operating Capacity 304SS Stainless Steel Boiler 920 Gallon Actual Capacity 5hp 230vac 3 phase 0 rpm to 45 rpm Variable Speed Agitator 16" Clamp Down Manway 4" Sight Glass in the Manway 5 PSI Pressure Relief Valve on the Inner Boiler 5 PSI Vacuum Relief Valve on the Inner Boiler 15 PSI ASME Pressure Relief Valve On the Jacket 15 PSI Steam Jacket Insulation Jacket 4" Tri Clamp Butterfly Valve on the drain Copper Scotch Style Column 4" Sight Glass in the Column 2 CIP Spray Balls in the Column 2 CIP Spray Balls in the Boiler 4" Face 0°F to 250°F Thermometer in the Column 3" Face 0°F to 250°F Thermometer on the inner Boiler 12"x72" Tube and Shell Condenser Stainless Parrot's Beak Bolt to the Floor Stainless Table Stand or Stainless Column Stand for the Condenser, You Pick. 13' 9" Overall Height Mirror Polish on Copper and Stainless Inner Boiler Has a Mirror Polish Regular Price: $52,494.75 SALE PRICE: $38,844.75
  12. Hi guys, We're in the market for a couple of large stills, both upwards to 1000 gal, one for whiskey, one for everything else. We've been having trouble either having companies get back to us, or the prices are too high. We've reached out to Vendome (still waiting for them), Koethe (too pricey) and Trident. We're looking for an American manufacturer preferably, but are willing to consider others if the price and quality is right. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
  13. Our distillery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, in Kentucky is increasing capacity and we have used equipment for sale. This includes 300 gallon ss tanks,- open top, 600 gallon ss tanks with lids, 500 gallon and 1000 gallon steam jacketed cookers, two 50 gallon electric stills, heat exchangers, 4 station gravity filler, small PS labeler, pumps, chill filter system, etc. call Steve at 5024949841 for more information. Will sell or trade, We are not a dealer but a micro distillery.
  14. My family is getting into the spirits industry and i have been tasked specifically with vodka production. Im new to the spirits industry but i do have a degree in chemistry which i assume could benefit me in this industry and im sure will help me to understand some of the lingo that is used by you fellow alcohol connoisseurs. Now lets get to why I've started this thread. I've been doing research and what i have found is that the type of still needed and the type of starch source used is very important. Can anyone tell me the best type of still to be used to produce premium grade vodka and if its a column still, how many plates does it need to have? Grey Goose advertise that they distill there spirit 5 times; do they have a big column still with enough plates to only have to run it once to achieve the 5 distillations? Grey Goose uses winter wheat for there source of starch, is that the best to use? I know you can use potatoes, grapes and all sorts of other things. i was just wondering what the best to use is. If you have to actually re run each run then do you cut the heads and tails before pouring back into the still? last thing i couldn't understand was how a continuous running fermenter works? Again, Grey goose can have a batch ready every 30 ours with their fermenter system.
  15. Our distillery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, in Kentucky is increasing capacity and we have used equipment for sale. This includes 300 gallon ss tanks,- open top, 600 gallon ss tanks with lids, 500 gallon and 1000 gallon steam jacketed cookers, two 50 gallon electric stills, heat exchangers, 4 station gravity filler, small PS labeler, pumps, chill filter system, etc. call Steve at 5024949841 for more information. Will sell or trade, We are not a dealer but a micro distillery.
  16. Has anyone else had difficulty getting equipment delivered on time? Or even in the realm of on time? What about quality issues? Equipment delivered that was essentially not manufactured correctly and working properly or parts missing? Customer service that disappears right after the sales part of it? I feel like there's got to be others out there who have dealt with this from supposedly reputable manufacturers. It's beginning to feel like an epidemic of everything that I purchase. I do my research and talk with references, etc. It literally doesn't seem to help.
  17. Dellmation


    Hello, I am new to the industry as an investor in a Craft Spirit company. Does anyone have any guidance for me on finding the right still? I mean how to approach even finding the right still for us. O
  18. Good Day, I am new to the forums! I am in a new distillery. Brand new start up! Having a blast but still selection and creation are a maze! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  19. Any suggestions on where I begin? I am a new investor to the Craft Distillery business and I need help. Any suggestions on where I start. This is something that just happened and I usually know everything there is to know about my investments prior to investing. HA. Any tips on still selection, construction, vendors and suppliers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  20. Hello All, I am new to the forums and I just got involved with a Craft Distillery in Tennessee. I am in pre-license phase and will take any pointers that I can get on the forums. Thanks for having me and I look forward to the ADI forums.
  21. 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.
  22. Some of our California Artisanal Distillers Guild members may know that I've had an ongoing interest in manufacturing distilled spirits. It's fair to say that after a certain number of years in the brewing business most of us start thinking about making spirits, as a natural continuation of the processes we are already involve with. I am at that point in my career where distilling no longer interests me as a business start-up operation. Consequently, I am letting go of the distilling equipment I've kept in storage. I would love to see someone put this into operation and good use. So, I have for sale: 2 - Used 25 hectoliter (660 gallon) Alambic Charentais with wine/beer pre-heater. These two stills are matched, left and right, for easy operator function, all in excellent condition. FOB Oakland, CA see Attached manufactures photo. Keith Cranmer Seabright Brewery, Inc. 519 Seabright Avenue, Suite 107 Santa Cruz, CA 95062 krc@seabrightbrewery.com (510) 917-3533, mobile
  23. Had a lot of interest in this earlier but no sale. I may have missed some of your emails. I am asking $35,000. Located in the Kansas City area. There is a possibility that I could deliver or meet half way. Would love to get this out of the way and clear up some space. Email: hayeskelman@gmail.com
  24. Just wondering, What type of experiences have people had with the chinese producers from Alibaba? Any manufactures to avoid? Any whom you've had an excellent experience with? I'm looking specifically for some smaller scale ( <500L ) stainless tanks for blending, holding and transferring. I started looking at basic tanks but there is so much available and like many of you out there, I dont have huge amounts of money. So every dollar I can save on the startup is golden. -Dave
  25. Unit #1 is almost finished, a few more details to be looked after and it'll be on its way to Artisan Resources LLC. for full automation. This particular unit will make the rounds at this spring's ADI and ACDA events. Our new Series 2 will be available in this "Simplified" configuration, as well as our full modular Hybrid setup. with the new year, we're also adding an optional full copper vodka column for those of you who must have copper everything. we will continue to build/sell/improve our Series 1 systems, as well as custom builds, as we have over 30 of these stills delivered and in production, with another 10 being built or on their way. We look at the Series 2 not as a replacement but a complimentary line, for those who would like a little more than we were able to offer before. product condenser and Dephlegmater are yet to receive the same Machine turned finish as on the skirt. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artisan-Still-Design/308121512570261
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