Dry Point Distillers Posted April 12, 2018 Share Posted April 12, 2018 I decided that agitating my mashes during the cook is necessary for heating and cooling reasons, among others, but can't decide which is better: air or electric driven agitators. Air is cheaper, but needing an air compressor would require another piece of equipment to research, buy, maintain and listen to when its running. For those of you with air compressors, is this a problem? We share some walls with other professional businesses and noise (plus smells, truck traffic, and people making booze!) has made us want tp tip toe around a little. Ive been looking at a few that will be easily mounted on the sides of my 55 gal stainless tanks. Air driven agitators are inherently explosion proof too, right? Maybe they have to be grounded to discharge static? BUT, explosion proof electric agitators, while costing drastically more, have more versatility as I can use it on my still for on grain runs if I purchase one with a sanitary fitting, and I can agitate mash. We have the budget for a few air driven agitators but will have to save up for more than one electric. They are coming up fairly equal in the pros and cons, can you folks weigh in and maybe tip me one way or another? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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