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by DeepSouth
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel
Replies: 624
Views: 76577

Re: The Badmotivator Bain-Marie and Oak Barrel

I was reading the American Distilling Institute magazine and came across an ad for a company selling a commercial version of the Badmo barrels. Stainless steel drums with removable clamp-on wooden heads. Inspired by this thread, no doubt. Here is the website of the company. Information is limited on...
by DeepSouth
Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Wiring a still auger
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Wiring a still auger

You need a variable frequency drive if you want to run the agitator at different speeds. That's a 1 HP motor. What type of power do you have available near the still site? 120V? 240V? Most variable frequency will be able to convert single or two phase power so they can take a 120V or 240V input. Som...
by DeepSouth
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

Got the still mounted to the floor and in place. Still lack a little bit of piping for the various pumps and a little electrical for some of the controls. Maiden voyage is Sunday.
by DeepSouth
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: German Corn Whiskey/Brandy
Replies: 0
Views: 699

German Corn Whiskey/Brandy

Today I received in the mail a brochure from a man who had recently traveled to Germany. He had visited a distillery there that produces Lagerkorn. The name of the distillery is Sasse Feinbrennerei. Best I can tell is that they produce a corn based whiskey distilled very much like American corn whis...
by DeepSouth
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

Just uploaded from browser and edited original post.
by DeepSouth
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

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Lots of parts arrived today. Here's a rough mockup of the column.
by DeepSouth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

MoonBreath wrote:Beins 3/4" holes, did you go with 10" diameter?
8" diameter column
by DeepSouth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

I've put a picture of the plates below. These were just a mockup out of aluminum as a test of the tooling. The real plates will be made from copper. These were cut on a waterjet. You can see that they have very large holes, 3/4" is what is shown here. Dual flow plates are intentionally inefficient. ...
by DeepSouth
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

I've gotten my beer preheater cut and fitted, now I just need to solder it all up. It's basically a 50' long liebig. Cold mash will flow through a 1/2" inner pipe and the hot still bottoms will flow through an outer 3/4" jacket. I've got two flexible impeller pumps that are fitted up with 1/2 hp 3-p...
by DeepSouth
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: semi continuous column design
Replies: 38
Views: 3269

Re: semi continuous column design

I think your biggest issue is fermentation. You'll need to process something like 1000-1500 gallons of fermented wash per day. Your column will need probably need to be around 10 to 12" on diameter and maybe 15-20' tall. As has been said, continuous columns need steady operating conditions. Your bee...
by DeepSouth
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Legal Members.....where ya at!?
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Legal Members.....where ya at!?

Rich Grain Distilling Co. located in Canton, MS is my place. My products are sold in Mississippi, and in the next few weeks will be available in Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA markets as well. You may have a hard time getting the legal guys to chime in. If they are like me, they are busy as hell ru...
by DeepSouth
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Changing Spirit Run
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Changing Spirit Run

Gin and whiskey distilled on the grain can most definitely leave oils on the inside of still piping that could carry over to the next run. However, most of them would get dissolved and cleaned out with the fores and heads of the next run in my experience. Since you've been making rum I don't think y...
by DeepSouth
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

According to the calculations and simulations, to strip out 8% ABV preheated mash only requires 3 total theoretical plates. However, theoretical and actual are two different things. According to our research, most stripping plates are only 20-40% efficient, so in reality we'll need maybe 12-15 disti...
by DeepSouth
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Re: Continuous Stripping Column Build

PRO II Simulation Results.png Updating the build thread a little. The team did a preliminary mass balance of the system and performed a simulation of the stripping column using PRO/II modeling software. The little round symbol with a crooked line in it represents the beer or mash preheater that we ...
by DeepSouth
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: What is this stuff?
Replies: 22
Views: 4212

Re: What is this stuff?

Shiny, metallic looking film that then becomes black and oily when touched is common with all grain distillation, as well as little black oily flecks in the distillate. There's multiple threads on it. Here's another thread discussing it.

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by DeepSouth
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Show us your homemade tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Show us your homemade tools

Homemade labeling machine on right, expensive purchased labeling machine on left. I built the labeler on the right out of some old floor boards, an Allen wrench, rubber band, and some old bottles. The labeler isn't adjustable and only does one job, puts a specific sized label around the neck of a sp...
by DeepSouth
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Question for you rum guys
Replies: 22
Views: 1553

Re: Question for you rum guys

I pump off the bottom, or mid way down in the tank below anything that is growing on top.
by DeepSouth
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: copper remains dirty
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: copper remains dirty

Did you mix the citric acid and caustic together? If so you neutralized them both and it wouldn't clean anything.
by DeepSouth
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Flavors and their sources: Beer Fault Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Flavors and their sources: Beer Fault Guide

There's already lots of flavor wheels and guides that have positive and negative aromas and flavors associated with spirits, the underlying chemical compound responsible, and where in the process it comes from. I'm including a link to an image below, it's too large to upload directly here. http://17...
by DeepSouth
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Craft Distillers
Topic: Continuous Stripping Column Build
Replies: 23
Views: 3993

Continuous Stripping Column Build

I'm trying to increase production at my distillery and have decided to build a new continuous stripping column. I wanted to create a thread to document some of the build process so that it may be beneficial to other members in the future. I've partnered with my college alma mater and some of the che...
by DeepSouth
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger on Gibbs barrels
Replies: 30
Views: 2193

Re: Finally pulled the trigger on Gibbs barrels

My mash bills are actually 66% corn, 17% malted barley, 17% rye, and I have an identical mash bill where the rye is replaced with wheat. I barrel each of them separately, and will combine barrels of each recipe after aging. You could try something similar. Fill each barrel with a different mash bill...
by DeepSouth
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: Finally pulled the trigger on Gibbs barrels
Replies: 30
Views: 2193

Re: Finally pulled the trigger on Gibbs barrels

I age in 15 gallon barrels, with a #3 char, however not made by Gibbs. Bourbon has been bottled at between 20 and 24 months and the angel's share in a Mississippi non air conditioned warehouse has been about 9-10% per year.
by DeepSouth
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Another RUM thread
Replies: 50
Views: 5166

Re: Another RUM thread

Lallemand RM yeast is great, I use it myself. I think your estimates are off by about a factor of 2, but I could be proven wrong. What are the specs on your molasses, i.e. what is the percentage that is still fermentable sugar? Ugh, I hope you're wrong. If I remember correctly, The last time we ran...
by DeepSouth
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Rum
Topic: Another RUM thread
Replies: 50
Views: 5166

Re: Another RUM thread

Lallemand RM yeast is great, I use it myself. I think your estimates are off by about a factor of 2, but I could be proven wrong. What are the specs on your molasses, i.e. what is the percentage that is still fermentable sugar?
by DeepSouth
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Distilling News
Topic: Houston vodka distillery explosion.
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: Houston vodka distillery explosion.

It reads like they had an electric mixer stirring a tank for blending. If it's high proof, and the electric motor wasn't explosion proof, it could ignite.
by DeepSouth
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: BT Quoting 76% Angel Share
Replies: 18
Views: 1441

Re: BT Quoting 76% Angel Share

I've lost an annual rate on average of about 9.7% per year. Is that 9.7% of total barrel capacity each annum, or after the first year and subsequent years 9.7% of whats left in the barrel ? From what my copper has told me and from my own observation the lower the liquid level and the more the head ...
by DeepSouth
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Flavoring and Aging
Topic: BT Quoting 76% Angel Share
Replies: 18
Views: 1441

Re: BT Quoting 76% Angel Share

I know this is an old post, but I thought I would revisit it and give some more numbers of my own. Based on Buffalo Trace's data from that release, the bourbon's and rye whiskies listed in that chart lost an annual rate of 8.0%, 4.9%, 6.8%, 8.9%, and 6.2% annually over their lifetime for the various...
by DeepSouth
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Shotgun condenser design questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Shotgun condenser design questions

Check out my build thread. I built several shotgun condensers out of 8" pipe. I used 37 1/2" copper tubes inside of my 8" shell. I personally don't think a 6" diameter, 15" long condenser is going to be big enough for your 100 gallon still. I have to run a pretty good flow of cooling water to my con...