iStill Jet Propulsion Agitator System!

The Jet Propulsion Agitator System (J-PAS) is iStill’s proprietary mixing technology. What makes it unique? It achieves a 90% energy transfer, while agitating your wash or mash. That’s 8 to 9 times better, when compared to traditional mixing systems. How? By creating a wavefront in front of the mixing blades (instead of a low-pressure front behind ‘m, as in traditional systems).

The result? Better particle distribution in your boiler, a more stable gas-bed above the liquids, a higher fill-grade, no vortex creation, and a resulting better separation between heads, hearts, and tails.

All iStill J-PAS’s come with an oversized engine and lantern for longevity. A bigger motor only needs to run at half-power. The lantern insulates the engine from the boiler, so that heat transfer is minimized.

All iStills can be equipped with the unique Jet Propulsion Agitator System. iStills that were ordered without J-PAS can always be retrofitted with the system at a later date. How’s that for innovation and versatility?

Oversized engine and lantern … check:

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iStill Boiler Radiator!

The boiler radiator is proprietary iStill technology, that can be ordered from the iStill 500 and upward. What it is? An active cooler in your iStill’s boiler. Why you want it? Well, for instance, because you want to mash or ferment in your iStill. Fermentation creates heat. Controlling your fermentation temperatures is critical for consistent quality flavor creation. The iStill Boiler Radiator does the cooling for you. Automatically, effective, efficiently.

But there is more. You can also use the iStill Boiler Radiator to cool-down after mashing. “Mashing” as in that you can mash in the iStills? Yes, you can. If you add the boiler radiator to your option list, that is.

A third goal you can achieve with the help of the boiler radiator is to cool down your stillage, after a run, as quickly as possible. Lower temperature stillage is easier to handle.

Finally, the boiler radiator can be used to recover energy. A hot boiler (or mash or ferment) holds a lot of energy. Via the iStill Boiler Radiator, you can harvest that energy and create – for instance – warm mash water. Pre-heated mash water creates for a faster and more efficient mash-cycle.

Boiler radiator in action: cooling back 1500 liters of boiler charge …

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Innovation: New iStill Mini 50 Liter Boiler !

The iStill Mini is our recipe development and training still. It features a 10 liter (net capacity) boiler for quick and inexpensive trial runs. The iStill Mini can be ordered with or without column packing, and with or without Extractor. We added an amazing new option: the iStill Mini can now be ordered with an additional 50 liter boiler!

The additional 50 liter boiler allows the craft distiller to do longer runs, to better simulate the longer production runs on bigger iStills, once initial recipe development is done. The bigger boiler also makes for a nice intermediate, semi-production size unit for small batch or start-up production.

The 50 liter boiler uses the same heating system as the 10 liter boiler. The 4 kWh system and power manager are more than adequate. Heat-up, in 50 liter mode, takes about an hour. Run times are – depending on power setting – about 3 to 4 hours.

From now onwards, you can order the 50 liter boiler with your iStill Mini purchase, via http://www.iStill.com/mini. If you already have the iStill Mini system (the new post S/N 250 model) and want to add just the 50 liter boiler, please reach out to Finance@iStillmail.com directly. In both cases, the 50 liter boiler, including crating and transport, will cost you EUR 2.500,-.

10 vs. 50 liter boiler iStill Mini …

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Innovation: iStill Cooling Tower!

What is it?

Distilling is about bringing the beer, wine, or alcohol in the boiler of your still to a boil. The gasses, thus produced, are processed by the column and then cooled back to liquid state. A coolant is needed for that; a coolant that – in the process of liquifying and cooling those gasses – becomes warm itself.

The iStill Cooling Tower helps cool the coolant. As such, it takes the strain of your chiller, limits the amount of water used in the distillery, and creates a more energy efficient total distillery operation. Less water and energy usage, and a greener, more environmental overall profile.

The iStill Cooling Tower processes both water and glycol, and any combination of water and glycol. The coolant, coming from your iStil, flows into the iStill Cooling Tower and trickles down while being cooled. The coolant gathers in the collection vessel at the bottom. The collection vessel comes with a ball-valve to which a pump or chiller can be connected. The now lower temperature coolant can be transferred (with or without additional chilling) back to your coolant reservoir.

What’s innovative about it?

Its efficiency! The iStill Cooling Tower uses evaporation as a pre-chiller treatment. As a result it can bring 60 degrees Centigrade back to 45 degrees, at a processing rate of 10 to 15 liters per minute. Cooling a 7 hour production run only costs 1 kWh!

Size and price?

The unit is 2 meters high, runs on 230v single phase, and is equipped with our bigger Gardena quick-connects for easy coolant transfer. The legs can (and should) be bolted to the floor. The unit is perfect in combination with any iStill 500, 1000, 2000, or 5000. It also serves the iStill 100 and 200, even though the iStill Cooling Tower might be considered a bit “overkill” in those situations.

The iStill Cooling Tower costs EUR 7.000,- and can be ordered via the iStill Design Center, as part of your bigger iStill order. If you want to order the iStill Cooling Tower directly, please reach out to Esther@iStillmail.com.

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Three More iStills 100 Hybrid for Sale!

The three 2020 model iStills 100 Hybrid sold out on Monday. Not to disappoint other distillers interested in purchasing an iStill 100 at a discount, we decided to put three new units on sale effective today. New as in that they are the 2021 model with the upgraded 3 inch (instead of 2.5 inch) column and the 5.6 kW heating system instead of the 3.5 kW heater that features on the 2020 model.

The 2021 improvements result in a 25% boost in performance. Also, the current, newer model can be fitted with agitator and indirect heaters. Something the 2020 model didn’t offer. A bigger drain is also included, for easier discharge. A slightly more robust build with 3 inch legs, instead of 2.5 inch legs, is also part of the new design.

The iStill 100 Hybrid Semi-Automated comes with the StillControl Probe & App. The unit normally costs EUR 15.000,- ex crating, transport and insurance. For those interested in the now sold-out 2020 model iStills 1000, please know that we give a discount of 2.5k, resulting in a purchase price of just EUR 12.500,-.

If you want to order one, please reach out to Esther@iStillmail.com no later than coming Friday. If you share your company details, Esther will draw up the purchase agreement First come, first served, and three is the absolute maximum we can let go at this discount price! The units will ship in two weeks after payment is received.

Here is a picture of the 2020 (left) and 2021 (right) models …

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Building Two Copper Plated iStills 200!

We have began the construction of the first batch of two copper plated iStills 200. Copper boiler, copper and glass column, liquid management instead of the outdated cooling management industry standard for more control over flavor profiles. And yes, the units can be ordered with our amazing robotization and automation. Or as the more affordable, semi-automated variety. The first unit is already sold.

If you want to become the owner of the second unit, please reach out. Units are expected to be ready for transport in just 8 weeks from now! It comes with out proprietary PowerPlate technology (up to 4x the performance), iStill’s Anti-Entrainment Zone (to hold tails at bay), and the iStill Copper Particle Filter. The costs of this amazing machine? EUR 37.500,- for the semi-automated version and EUR 50.000,- for the fully robotized and automated unit. Indirect heating and our Jet Propulsion Agitator System are EUR 2.000,- and EUR 3.500,- options.

Semi-automated …

And fully automated and robotized …

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Three 2020-model iStills 100 for Sale!

Due to Covid, a customer that ordered three iStills 100 Hybrid Manual in early 2020 now cannot take delivery of them. The units never left iStill HQ and are brand new. They now become available for sale. If you want to order one (or more), please reach out to Esther@iStillmail.com. Here is the specification list:

  • 100 liter insulated boiler (net);
  • 2 1/2 inch diameter insulated hybrid column with reflux valve;
  • Column packing;
  • StillControll Probe & App;
  • 3.5 kWh heater, 230v;
  • Can pot distill and column distill (up to 96%);
  • iStill Distilling University (online course) at EUR 1.895,- is included for free.

Price per unit? EUR 9.950,- ex VAT and ex crating and transport. We can ship the unit all over the globe, or you can come by and collect it at iHQ. Coffee is always ready, and we usually have a drink to share as well! Here are some pictures of the units:

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