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Big Hi! from Stedman Machine Company Cage Mill and Hammer Mill manufacturer

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Hi All,

Chuck Lohre here as PR firm for the Stedman Machine Company. They just delivered a few cage mills to Michter's and Matt (the Institute's advertising sales guy) suggested I post it here. Thanks for the great forum and get in touch if we can be of assistance.

We do marketing communications for Stedman Machine Company and when I heard they delivered two grain mills to Michter’s Distilleries I encouraged them to publicize it. Michter’s is growing rapidly, as is the entire industry, but I get the impression that they want to make their expansion a tourist attraction. The machines and stills are being photographed and video taped, https://youtu.be/eo4PEkx1yMo/. You may already know all of this but I’m new to helping the distillery media and made the effort to get Michter’s master distiller quoted. From my research, I feel your publication is the best in the industry. We loved the “What is a Master Distiller? - A Profile of Three “Masters” article in the last issue. Please let me know if the introduction to Michter’s is something you would like to pursue.

Media Contact: Harold Coleman
Email: media@stedman-machine.com
Tel: 812-926-0038
Product Release
Stedman Machine Company delivers Grain Crushing Cage Mills to Michter’s Distillery
Michter’s Distillery is expanding its facilities in Shively, KY, to meet growing market demand for Kentucky-style whiskey made from corn, rye and malt. Located near downtown Louisville in an area known for its whiskey heritage, Michter’s Distillery is situated on 5.6 acres with a 65,000-square-foot facility. The facility is currently home to all of Michter’s processing and bottling operations, which specializes in super-premium American whiskeys.
Recently, Willie Pratt, master distiller and Pam Heilmann, vice president of production and distiller, took delivery of two cage mills from Stedman Machine Company of Aurora, Indiana. Michter’s selected the Stedman F-Series because of their previous experience with Stedman cage mills, which don’t “over crush” the grains. Cage mills have an advantage in grain milling, of cracking the grain just enough to expose the starch, but not over milling. Over processing creates fines and or overheats the material, potentially affecting taste. Another distinct advantage of the cage mill is there is no decrease in output consistency even after long periods of operation.
Stedman Machine Company has a long pedigree in grain preparation for distilled spirits. The company offers two product lines - cage mills and hammer mills - preferred by distilleries internationally. Each product line has its own features and benefits for a unique fit, depending on the preference of the master distiller. Stedman is able to test typical whiskey ingredients (corn, rye, wheat, malted barley) but also can advise how to approach processing specialty blend ingredients used in some recipes.
Distilled liquor production calls for precision control and mills must be compatible with automated production. Because each ingredient has its own unique characteristics, preparing these materials requires special consideration and equipment with processing flexibility. Changing cage mill speeds is a simple but effective way of gaining process flexibility in one machine. Michter’s process includes Variable Frequency Drives to provide speed control of the cages for precise grain sizing distribution. Materials are fed into the mill automatically by screw conveyor or rotary feeder, and once processed the cage mill output is conveyed from the mill to the storage bin, ready for the next step in the process; distillation, barreling and maturation.
Call today to test your material in a cage mill, or hammer mill, or both at the Stedman Testing and Toll Processing Facility. Stedman has more than 10,000 crushing, grinding, pulverizing and mixing test reports on file to help get you to the best solution quickly.
For more information contact:
Stedman Machine Company, 129 Franklin Street, Aurora, Indiana 47001,
Toll Free: 800-262-5401 • 812-926-0038 • Fax: 812-926-3482
Email: sales@stedman-machine.com • www.stedman-machine.com


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