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Frequently Asked Qustions

COPPER & WOOD STILLS

copper wood still

Q: What wood species are available?
A:The wood species that are available are Oak, Cherry, Walnut, and Mahogony.
Q: What heat sources are available?
A: We can customize your still to use Natural Gas, Propane Gas, and Electric Heating Elements
Q: What options are available on stills?
A:The following options are available for your still: Clean in Place, Spray Balls (CIP), Electric or Air Agitators, Sight Glass in Upper Head, and Variable Low Pressure Relief Valve
Q: What sizes are available on the still outlet?
A: The following sizes are available on the still outlest: SS Ferrule or SS Bolted Flange

  • 4"
  • 8"
  • 6"
  • 12"

 

Q: What keeps the gas models from burning the wood?
A:The heat shroud stand isolates the still bottom from the outside still. The still is insulated before wood siding is installed. The gas burner is 11" below the bottom of the still, so the flame will stay away from the bottom copper head.
Q: Are steam jacketed stills available?
A:Yes, email me directly on size requirements as well as options and I'll have a quote available in just a few days. These too are wrapped in your choice of hardwoods.

CYPRESS TANKS

cypress fermentation tank

Q: How do you clean the cypress fermentation tanks?
A: You can use live steam or mix up Star San and water and wash down the inner walls. Flush out and you're ready for the mash.
Q: How do you store the cypress fermenters?
A: Always keep them full of water. Letting them dry out for extended periods will cause the wood to shrink and lead to leaks. 
Q: Does the wood impart any flavor profile?
A: No, cypress is flavor neutral.
Q: What drains are available?
A: Choose PVC or Copper Drains

  • 2" PVC Drain $65
  • 2" Copper Drain $240

Q: How do you ship these?
A: By truck freight on a pallet with about 1" of water in the bottom to keep the bottom plate and staves wet.
Q: What sizes are available?
A: Standard Sizes:

  • 75 Gal.
  • 150 Gal.
  • 200 Gal
  • 250 Gal.
  • 300 Gal.
  • 600 Gal.
  • 500 Gal.
  • 1000 Gal.

**Larger Tanks Available** (Hybrid Form 1K-5K Gal.)
Stainless Dished Bottom, 3" Drain, SS Legs, Cypress Sidewall Staves