scohar Posted March 19, 2009 Share Posted March 19, 2009 Hello all, I am working on my business plan, and I have a few detailed questions about the process of distilling. I would be most thankful or any guidance: 1. For a 1000 gallon beer run, Bill Owens' book suggests you can expect something like 60 gal of spirits after two distillation runs, with approx 100 gal of feints. I know that you can add the feints back into the next beer stripping run, but my question is this: Don't the feints eventually accumulate? Wouldn't you then pull MORE feints out of this next run? And more, and more as you go? Do people find that feints accumulate and thus need to be disposed of? 2. When you're done with the distillation runs, I'm assuming what's left in the still is largely water and other impurities. It looks like it could be several hundred gallons per run. Is this safe to dispose of this in the sewer, or must it be handled with EPA care? Can it be recycled in any way? (Steam boiler, etc?) 3. Is it commonplace to sell spent grain to farms? Can you charge for it, and if so, how much? Or is it just given away freely? Thank you. Scott Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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