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Continuous Still.

Postby Vaya Con Dios » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:05 am

I have been working with Steve Heising and Jim Heising on a continuous still. What has your experience been ? Thanks, Robert.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:13 pm

My only experience with continuous stills is watching Steve Heising develop those stills, which are impressive. I built Cultus Bay Distillery, just right down the road from Steve and Bev. Rather than be competitors, they've been super helpful and good friends.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Mud » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:14 pm

Continuous stills excel at one thing: throughput. They don't allow for clean cuts and are pretty locked in to a feed rate. Aside from being a novelty they're kind of overkill for a hobby set up.

You could probably rig something electric for cleared rum washes but for grain-in whiskey washes the design would be considerably more complicated.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Bushman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:46 pm

What Mud said, on an off topic I am really going to miss you at the ADI conference in Portland Mud.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 am

We (Cultus Bay Distillery) are going to try really hard to make ADI Portland. If so, I'll try to find all you clowns.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Bushman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:36 pm

Great, ZB I will contact you prior to March and give you an update so we can connect.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:22 pm

I'd love that, Bushman. Thanks.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby pintoshine » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:30 pm

I would really like to attend Portland ADI. I have gone back to pure Controls Engineering and have practically left the industry. It made the hobby aspect fun again. I did miss the social aspect last year. Maybe I have a few days vacation I can spare as long as the schedule doesn't conflict with The world of Asphalt.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby The Baker » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:03 pm

pintoshine wrote:I would really like to attend Portland ADI. I have gone back to pure Controls Engineering and have practically left the industry. It made the hobby aspect fun again. I did miss the social aspect last year. Maybe I have a few days vacation I can spare as long as the schedule doesn't conflict with The world of Asphalt.


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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 am

It'd be great to meet you after all these years.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby Bushman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:55 am

Looks like a group get together in the works. Pintoshine I always looked forward to visiting you, mud, and the crew at the vendors booths.
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Re: Continuous Still.

Postby manu de hanoi » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:39 pm

Vaya Con Dios wrote:I have been working with Steve Heising and Jim Heising on a continuous still. What has your experience been ? Thanks, Robert.

you need to bleed heads accurately and you also need to bleed minute tails somewhere above the wash feed (not all tails exit at the bottom)
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