Fast Stripping and Production Schemes

Fast Stripping

With the new Power Management Modules pretty much any energy input can be choosen to run your iStill at. The PMM’s on the iStills 50 will allow you to choose power management settings from 0 to 4,000 Watts. You can dial in the iStill 250 from 0 to 18,000 Watts.

Higher power input in Pure Mode gives more plates and faster production. Higher power input in Potstill Mode gives … well, a super fast stripping run.

Just the other day, we tested the iStill 250 in super fast Potstill Mode. Here are the results:

  • Heat-up: 1 hour;
  • Stripping: 2 hours;
  • Total run time: 3 hours;
  • Boiler charge: 240 liters of 8% grain wash;
  • Result: 60 liters of 31% low wines.

This way, you can use the iStill 250 to do up to 3 strip runs on one day, and do the finishing run in the same iStill 250 the next day. Underneath are some distillation schemes that show how an iStill 250 can be put into production.

Production Schemes for Whiskey and Brandy

With one iStill 250:

  1. Fast first strip run in Potstill Mode (Monday 8h00 – 11h00);
  2. Fast second strip run in Potstill Mode(Monday 11h30 – 14h30);
  3. Fast third strip run in Potstill Mode (Monday 15h00 – 18h00);
  4. Load 180 liters of 31% low wines together with 60 liters of fresh wash/wine (Tuesday 8h00 – 8h30);
  5. Slow finishing run in Potstill Mode (Tuesday 8h30 – 17h30);
  6. Yield: 170 bottles of 0.7 liters at 40% (after taking cuts for heads & tails).
  7. Required amount of wash/wine: around 800 liters;
  8. Etc.

With two iStills 250:

  1. Fast first and second potstill strip runs on both iStills (Monday 8h00 – 11h00);
  2. Fast third and fourth potstill strip runs on both iStills  (Monday 11h30 – 14h30);
  3. Fast fifth and sixth potstill strip runs on both iStills (Monday 15h00 – 18h00);
  4. Load each iStill with 180 liters of 31% low wines together with 60 liters of fresh wash/wine (Tuesday 8h00 – 8h30);
  5. Slow finishing runs with both iStills in potstill mode (Tuesday 8h30 – 17h30);
  6. Yield: 340 bottles of 0.7 liters at 40% (after taking cuts for heads & tails).
  7. Required amount of wash/wine: around 1,600 liters;
  8. Etc.

Production schemes for Vodka

With one iStill 250:

  1. Fast first strip run in Potstill Mode (Monday 8h00 – 11h00);
  2. Fast second strip run in Potstill Mode(Monday 11h30 – 14h30);
  3. Fast third strip run in Potstill Mode (Monday 15h00 – 18h00);
  4. Load 180 liters of 31% low wines together with 60 liters of water (Tuesday 8h00 – 8h30);
  5. Fast 12 KW finishing run in Pure Mode (Tuesday 8h30 – 14h30);
  6. Yield: 170 bottles of 0.7 liters at 40% (after taking cuts for heads & tails).
  7. Required amount of wash: around 720 liters;
  8. Etc.

With two iStills 250:

  1. Fast first and second potstill strip runs on both iStills (Monday 8h00 – 11h00);
  2. Fast third and fourth potstill strip runs on both iStills  (Monday 11h30 – 14h30);
  3. Fast fifth and sixth potstill strip runs on both iStills (Monday 15h00 – 18h00);
  4. Load each iStill with 180 liters of 31% low wines and 60 liters of water (Tuesday 8h00 – 8h30);
  5. Fast 12 KW finishing runs with both iStills in Pure Mode (Tuesday 8h30 – 14h30);
  6. Yield: 340 bottles of 0.7 liters at 40% (after taking cuts for heads & tails).
  7. Required amount of wash: around 1,450 liters;
  8. Etc.

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