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by Odin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Here's a picture of a new Japanese vodka that just got introduced. It is made by one of our customers on an iStill 2000.

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Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Odin's gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 1370

Re: Odin's gone wrong

Good addition Expat. Give it time. Like a good friend of mine said: nothing as difficult as adding some patience to a bottle. But add neutral first to lift the haze. Then let it settle.

Odin.
by Odin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Gin
Topic: Odin's gone wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 1370

Re: Odin's gone wrong

Listen to NZChris first. If that doesn't fix it, you can always rerun it.

Odin.
by Odin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

In order to help craft distilleries create quality spirits consistently, we now introduce StillControl!

https://istillblog.com/2020/08/13/impro ... llcontrol/

Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

It's a hard life for sure! ;)

Not complaining too much.

Odin.
by Odin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Polish Buffer/Stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Polish Buffer/Stabilizer

What it does is quite simply this: it catches returning reflux from the main column. Since that reflux is at least once distilled, it is of higher purity than what's left in the boiler. By catching it before it returns to the boiler efficiency gains are made. Total system efficiency improves and som...
by Odin
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Fermentation Inconsistencies, not sure why.
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Fermentation Inconsistencies, not sure why.

In my opinion and experience turbo's don't work well when other organics than sugar and water are introduced. They have a very narrow operating window. Ditch the turbo, would be my suggestion and use Fleischman's.

Odin.
by Odin
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Rye bread whiskey
Replies: 420
Views: 92762

Re: Rye bread whiskey

You are welcome, mate. Glad you like it.

Odin.
by Odin
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

Boating as the supreme zen experience. Today we did something different. Instead of using the boat to travel, we just took her out on the water, on to the lake, put the anker out, and had an afternoon of fun while swimming, talking, eating, drinking, and sun bathing. I thoroughly enjoyed the experie...
by Odin
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Thanks for the kudo's, Busy. Looking forward to helping you out where we can.

Odin.
by Odin
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

On Monday alone we shipped a total of five 500 and 2000 liter iStills to Canada, Croatia, Finland, the UK, and the USA. Here are some pics of the units being picked up and transported to our crating company: 41ca802d-5f6a-4aa7-bbf3-565037ff3331.jpg 972a2694-718f-4caa-ba9c-c84400ad0e81.jpg e530590c-8...
by Odin
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: What'd ya'll make today?
Replies: 4951
Views: 330225

Re: What'd ya'll make today?

Distilled some neutral out of a turbo ferment that I started a year ago. Had to leave our holiday house early, last summer, but the sugar wines survived beautifully. Used the fermentation to test some new tech I have been working on for the better part of 8 months. And to create some likker for the ...
by Odin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Did a vodka run with StillControl. Here is some footage:

https://istillblog.com/2020/08/07/makin ... llcontrol/

Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Yeasts, Enzymes, Fungi, Nutrients
Topic: Cold pitching yeast.
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Cold pitching yeast.

I have done many comparisons and like to keep things simple. Here's what works for me: Create a mash, let it cool down to fermentation temp, take the yeast and sprinkle it on top. It'll sink in slowly. No agitation. Works every time. As simple as it gets.

Odin.
by Odin
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Wanna see the iStill manufacturing process?

https://istillblog.com/2020/08/06/manuf ... s-istills/

Regards, Odin.

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by Odin
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

iStill introduces StillControl and it might revolutionizes the craft distilling industry once more! How? By making temperature based cuts and product consistency and reproducibility achievable in an affordable way.I think that is an essential step for craft distilling to take the fight to big alcoho...
by Odin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

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by Odin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

That coffee was nice indeed! The day before yesterday we dropped our youngest daughter off for a week of leisure amongst those of her own age in Kecskemet. The missus and I then rode to Csaszartoltes, close to Hajos. A small village with 1,000 wineries. Let that sink in for a few seconds ... We had ...
by Odin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

Odin and Blackhearts meeting for a coffee and a beer in Siofok, Hungary!

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by Odin
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

We call that Central Station. A whole distillery of mashers, fermenters and stills is managed from one computer (or from the main still). Temp, pH, SG ... It was another very big project that I don't even want to put a number on. But we have it since close to a year now. It is part of the standard e...
by Odin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Excellent question! Here's my motivation and explanation of the direction we took. There is a difference between homedistilling and craft or professional distilling. From the hobby perspective, many take the road of attempting many recipes and going for something they like, which in the end (if you ...
by Odin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: iStill NextGen
Replies: 491
Views: 59456

Re: iStill NextGen

Wanna know more about how we use the golden ratio?

https://istillblog.com/2020/07/30/the-golden-ratio/

Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3529
Views: 363522

Re: Jokes

If it is true it maybe isn't a joke. Posting it here anyhow ...

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by Odin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

It is a Croation shrimp dish actually. Bake some onions and garlic in oil, add loads of tomato paste, bring it to a boil, now add the shrimp and cook 'm. Ad parsley abbundantly just before you stop the boil. Pretty darn good! Yesterday we did a hike up Somloi Mountain. Walked some 6 miles in total. ...
by Odin
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

Good food and fun at Lake Balaton!

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Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Odins Easy Gin - Modification / tweek vote
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Odins Easy Gin - Modification / tweek vote

No problem. If it helps out members, it serves a goal. And maybe you are right. Keep the one thread clean and the other one experimental?

Regards, Odin.
by Odin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: SD 240V Controller Pot: 50%=0, too sensitive
Replies: 30
Views: 1572

Re: SD 240V Controller Pot: 50%=0, too sensitive

Potentiometers suck and that seems to be the problem here. They result in square/root functions being introduced, thus making a 0-100% scale worthless (and explaining the "nothing happens until 40% power" and "between 50 and 51.5% is running good or flooding"), by making it exponential rather than p...
by Odin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Gin
Topic: Odins Easy Gin - Modification / tweek vote
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Odins Easy Gin - Modification / tweek vote

To add another rule: just post this under the op's post. ;)

Odin.
by Odin
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Odin's Easy Gin
Replies: 1005
Views: 149418

Re: Odin's Easy Gin

Yep. With this thread under your belt it isn't difficult to make better gin than the big boys do.

Happy that you arrived to that conclusion!

Odin.
by Odin
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Getting that boat?
Replies: 125
Views: 5111

Re: Getting that boat?

Pictures above are of Heroes Square, celebrating Hungarian landfall some 1100 years ago. "Landfall" as in migrating into the Carpathian Basin.

Underneath a picture of the Vajda-Hunjadi castle remake at the City Parc:

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