iStill Pump

The iStill Distillery is designed in such a way that mashing, fermenting, and distilling capacity are balanced out perfectly. Since we have developed an integrated production line, with an iStill Masher, multiple iStill Fermenters, an iStill ONe, and an iStill 250, there’s no real bottle necks to be managed anymore.

But how about transfering your mash to the iStill Fermenters? And how about getting the distillation beer from the fermenter to your iStill One?

For that, you need a pump. Not just any pump, but a big pump with an overkill in power and product displacement capability. We don’t want the pump to be new the bottle neck in you distillery, right?

We are currently developing this “Mother of all Pumps”, and will call it the iStill Pump. Here’s already some information on weight, power, and performance:

  • Weight: around 90 kilo’s;
  • Power output: 5.5 KW at 400 Volts (Europe) or 220 Volts (America);
  • Performance: around 30 m3 per hour.

What “30 m3 per hour” means? It means the iStill Pump will transfer 1,500 liters of mash (to the iStill Fermenter) or beer (from fermenter to the iStill One) in just 3 minutes.

The weight is high – yes this is another sturdy beast – we advice you to put it on a cart, so you can move it around easily

A first impression? Here you go:

iStill Pump

The Distiller’s Guide to Rum

Just woke up. Poured myself a first cup of coffee. Outside the sun is shining. Good day for some biking. Or reading?

Bill Owens shipped me a copy of “The Distiller’s Guide to Rum”. Over one hundred pages on rum history & practice. Very insightful! A “must read” for anyone interested in rum making! And one of my favorite drinks specialists, Ian Smiley, is one of the authors.

Here’s a link:

And here’s the description:

“This book is inspired by the recent popularity of rum among cocktail circles, and by the advent of so many new rum craft distilleries in North America. Included is: the story of rum and how it is made, the ingredients, equipment and processes used to make rum; the lubricious effects of barrel aging, and the various ways that it is done. And, a step-by-step description on how to distill and age rum— including a recipe.”

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