Possible cornifuge??

Any hardware used for mashing, fermenting or aging.

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Possible cornifuge??

Post by Oldvine Zin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:12 pm

Deal of the day!! Picked up this centrifugal juicer for free :D
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Well since I have 75LBS of corn almost finished fermenting.... I'm going to give this machine a try, It might work or I might make a big mess :)

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:32 pm

Got the juicer setup for the trial run
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Separated 5 Gals super quick
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Not bad but still wetter than I would like
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Started running the next
FAIL :thumbdown: Back to the ass press
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Post by Saltbush Bill » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:38 am

I think the idea has potential in some situations, Ive been toying with the idea for a while.

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Post by skow69 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:51 am

Anybody remember Butch Coolidge? :shock:
Distilling at 110f and 75 torr.
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Post by Brutal » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:27 am

Brutal remembers Butch. Someone is going to perfect this approach one day. Looking forward to that innovation.
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Re: Possible cornifuge??

Post by DFitz » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:56 am

This is high on my list. Soon enough I'll be tackling a way to separate liquid from my mash tun. Last time I posted anything the thread was closed due to size though. I've been using my boiler/mash tun for beer and barely based whiskeys with success. I'm considering fabricating a basket perhaps with a tubular frame, expanded metal as structure support lined with a SS mesh similar to a BIAB. It'll need a bushing at the bottom of the mash tun and ring atop of the basket to retain the mash as it spins. I tend to work at my own pace on this build but at the same time I'm out of bourbon so time will tell.

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Post by Oldvine Zin » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:35 pm

Well that experiment was a total fail, might be OK for crushing apples next year.

I've been thing about making a small dewatering screwpress using something like this http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco ... fgodrbIMhg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow - lot of work but might be worth it.

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Post by boda getta » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:06 pm

I've been kicking around for a couple of years the idea of an old washing machine (all I need to the spin cycle) and line the basket with screen wire. Do a good disinfectant or two and go at it. Only thing stopping me is I don't have the space.

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Post by boda getta » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:06 pm

I've been kicking around for a couple of years the idea of an old washing machine (all I need to the spin cycle) and line the basket with screen wire. Do a good disinfectant or two and go at it. Only thing stopping me is I don't have the space.

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