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Georgeous

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I have unique opportunity to purchase an over 2k gallon mash tun with false bottom for making malt spirits. I currently have a 600 gal mashtun for in grain mashing no false bottom. My question, has anyone rused a still that has mash tun and rake to make ingrain mashes for bourbons by removing the false bottom? Will the rake provide enough agitation during the mash cook? i dont really see why not, would be nice to just have one cooker that can do both. 

 

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We removed our false bottom and would get a nice pile of grain in the center around the rake shaft since the rake is about 7 inches up from the bottom of the mash ton. We just made a cross bar that bolts on that rider an inch or so ups from the bottom and added that below the original rake.  Works great now 

 

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18 hours ago, whiskeytango said:

We removed our false bottom and would get a nice pile of grain in the center around the rake shaft since the rake is about 7 inches up from the bottom of the mash ton. We just made a cross bar that bolts on that rider an inch or so ups from the bottom and added that below the original rake.  Works great now 

 

so was the mash successful in the end? 

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I've built combination mash cooker/lauter tuns that will both cook corn mash and lauter single malts.  There is no need to remove the false bottom nor add an arm below it, to cook corn mash in my design.  I have also built them as combination mash cooker/lauter tun/stills.  For a quote email paul@distillery-equipment.com

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