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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:19 am

We have a new innovation called ABV Control. It allows the craft distiller to distill any spirit to the exact ABV he wants. With a variance of 1% only. So now you can make rum or whiskey in one go, in one single distillation run.

For more reading, see: https://istillblog.com/2019/02/22/innov ... v-control/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:10 am

Here's another iStill 5000. This one we will test with a potstill column configuration. This beast produces 200 liters of spirits per hour.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:26 am

Building another column cooler. For an iStill 5000. 12 inch diameter.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Fart Vader » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Nice try Odin.
That's a nuclear power plant cooler.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:28 am

Haha!

Beware, later today I will introduce the Reflux Capacitor!

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:12 pm

As promised: the iStill Reflux Capacitor.

https://istillblog.com/2019/02/28/istil ... capacitor/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 am

Picture of new customers from ... Indonesia. Craft brewer turns craft distiller.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:04 pm

Impressions of the iStill booth at the Denver 2019 ADI Convention:

https://istillblog.com/2019/03/19/istil ... on-denver/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:31 pm

Flying to Denver in just a few hours. Giving another course for some 16 new distillers.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:50 am

Short video on the last iStill University course we did in the Netherlands:

https://istillblog.com/2019/03/24/video ... niversity/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:26 pm

Blackland Distillery opens up!

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:44 am

Here is a new product line for Scottish single malt whisky distillers:

https://istillblog.com/2019/04/01/scott ... ky-istill/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:16 pm

We sold close to 100 iStill Mini product development stills in under 8 months. 1.5 gallons. Column for potstill and fractionating still capability (up to 96%) and with the extractor. It comes with agitator and power management and reflux management (manual) included. We just started building the next batch of 50.

https://istillblog.com/2019/04/02/updat ... ilability/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:31 am

Putting five more stills on transport today. Here is a few blog posts with the truck taking them to the crating company. The units go to the USA, to Australia, to France, and to Cyprus.

https://istillblog.com/2019/04/17/anoth ... tch-day-3/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby pfshine » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:52 am

So how does that reflux capacitor work? Love the name by the way.
What are the bolts and chains for?
It doesn't seem to be under the column, is it like a bubble ball whose only job is passive reflux that is returned to the boiler?
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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:31 am

Our new line of fermenters gives craft distillers control over fermentation flavor development:

https://istillblog.com/2019/04/18/ph-co ... mentation/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm

This is about me feeling proud, very proud today.

https://istillblog.com/2019/04/20/all-w ... -dull-man/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby FLOB » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:19 pm

Nice! Congratulations on the win.
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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Thu May 02, 2019 1:29 am

Thanks!

Here is an update on our product development still: the iStill Mini:

https://istillblog.com/2019/05/02/new-b ... ills-mini/

We just started to build another batch of 50 units. Hard to keep on the lot, it seems. Very happy with the success, though.

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Thu May 02, 2019 6:26 am

Very nice, congrats to Regina and team Ajax!
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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Tue May 14, 2019 6:21 am

Thanks mate, appreciate the kudos!

I am working on something new. Introduction in about a month from now ...

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Wed May 22, 2019 10:18 pm

Another pic of what I am working on right now ...

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Sat May 25, 2019 8:58 am

Happy to inform you that we are finishing a new batch of 50 iStill Mini product development stills!

https://istillblog.com/2019/05/25/new-b ... ost-ready/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri May 31, 2019 5:35 am

Movie on our 4-day distilling class in Amsterdam:

https://istillblog.com/2019/05/31/istil ... impressum/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Bushman » Fri May 31, 2019 5:39 am

You’ve come a long way since my last visit to your place of work. Must be fun working with all these people excited to start a career in the industry. Where do most of your students come from?
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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri May 31, 2019 9:35 am

Hi Bushman ... this just means it is time you pay us another visit! You know you are welcome and we'll show you a great time, right?

Yeah, it has been an amazing ride. Uphill fight though, because our tech is disruptive. But by sticking to my beliefs, we have come far. Imagine we now build around 4 professional stills per week and the big seller is the iStill 2000 (520 gallon net capacity).

We educate around 200 distillers per year. The short movie was about the last class with 16 students from the USA, Netherlands, Croatia, Russia, India, Switserland, the UK, Bahrein, Sweden and Uruguay. I may have missed one nationality. A yes! An Australian as well!

We have invested in a professional laboratory as well as a distillery to help our customers out that need additional product development or production capacity. And most importantly, we have an amazing team, meaning I can delegate most of my work now. No more distillation runs, and no more product development or giving trainings. I cherry pick and can focus on overall management as well as innovation management.

Anyone from HD or North America over in the Netherlands? Do send an email and join us for a drink!

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am

So, we are launching a new product. Two actually. First, the iStill Nano, a one liter potstill that we offer to customers running a gin/whisky/whatever school for their customers. Second part is the all new iStill App via which we run the iStill Nano. It works via a Bluetooth thermometer probe. Loads that info on a second-to-second basis, then automatically corrects for air pressure (elevation, weather) and gives you recipes including cut points. Or you do your own run and save it and can repeat it from then onwards. The iStill App tells you when to cut for heads, hearts, and tails. I think the iStill Nano is a bit small for the average homedistiller, but the Bluetooth temperature probe in combo with the App may be an amazing addition to any still or any homedistiller, since it will work with a 100 liter still as easily as it does for the iNano.

Any feedback?

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Four more craft distillers will develop their whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, liqueur and brandy recipes ... on the amazing iStill Mini Recipe Development Still:

https://istillblog.com/2019/06/14/our-r ... worldwide/

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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby NZChris » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:41 am

Odin wrote:First, the iStill Nano, a one liter potstill

One liter charge, or 1l volume?
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Re: iStill NextGen

Postby Odin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:01 am

Made to accomodate 1 bottle of wine or one bottle of vodka. Since these are 0.75 and 0.7 liters respectively, the gross content is (exactly) 1 liter.

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