Advanced Gin School in Jersey City!

We are just starting the second day of the NJ Advanced Gin School. Yesterday the students already made a base gin recipe. With some pretty impressive results! Today we are adding extraction into the mix and we’ll probably finalize the first round of gin recipes. Underneath some pictures we took yesterday, on the first day of the course …

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Testing the iStill Mini’s Agitator!

The iStill Mini comes with an agitator system. Here are two video’s of its effectiveness. We are so impressed that we consider doing some mashing and fermenting in the Mini as well! Mind you, just as a test. And we need to make sure that the grains and/or herbs are grinded small enough to fit through the (only 1 1/2 inch diameter) heater …

Test with a half full boiler …

Test with a full boiler …

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New Product Introduction: iStill Mini!

Introduction

We proudly present the iStill Mini! This latest addition to our portfolio is also the smallest iStill we ever designed and produced. In this Blog post we want to dive in deeper and tell you why we designed, how it works, and what it offers you.

Why?

The reason we designed the iStill Mini is simple: R&D. If you want to design a whiskey, a vodka, a rum, brandy or a new gin, yes, you could do that on the iStill 100, 500, 2000 or 5000 … but the associated risks both financially and time-wise are then quite substantial. If you make a mistake, if you are not completely happy with the outcome, it takes time and effort and money to repair it.

What about using a glass laboratory set-up? Could that not help with product development? Yes, it can, but there is always a scalability issue. Glass ware does not have the inner workings, the controls, the physical properties of an actual bigger sized production iStill.

But guess what? The iStill Mini does! The new iStill Mini is designed to help you with product development, while limiting both effort and financial investments. Since it is a relatively small unit, you can do 6 liter runs, thus minimizing the actual costs of doing product development runs. And because it is an iStill, you can then scale up your new recipe to one of our bigger production units. It basically replaces the need of a glass laboratory set-up, while making your product development more accurate as well as less expensive.

What?

The iStill Mini offers the Craft Distiller:

  • An insulated square boiler;
  • With a gross capacity of 8 liters;
  • And a net capacity of 6 liters;
  • The boiler is heated via an REF 2 kW heating element;
  • That is controlled via a power manager with on/off switch and percentage power manager;
  • The boiler has an agitator system;
  • And the boiler can be fitted with our 40 mm diameter packed column;
  • Via manual reflux management the iStill Mini can make pot distilled product;
  • As well as 96% pure vodka or GNS;
  • The iStill Mini can also be fitted with the Mini Extractor;
  • For the productions of amazing extractions, essences and gins;
  • The system comes equipped with a column cooler and product cooler;
  • And has 3 thermometer probes that communicate to your smartphone via Bluetooth;
  • There is an app on your smartphone to help manage the iStill Mini;
  • The app can be downloaded for free;
  • The unit comes complete and can be assembled by one person in around 5 minutes;
  • Average run time 2 to 3 hours;
  • We now take orders and ship around the globe!

Price?

The iStill Mini comes at an introduction price of EUR 1.750,-. That’s with all of the above included. Yes, the mini Extractor too! Please note … introduction price. When the first 15 units are sold, we’ll go back to the normal price of EUR 2.250,-.

You can come over and pick one up … or we can crate and ship it to your location, where ever that may be. Crating and transport will add EUR 500,- to the invoice, if you are situated in Europe, Australia or North America. For the rest of the world we’ll supply specific quotations on packaging and transport.

Follow-up?

If you want to order an iStill, please reach out to Sales@iStillMail.com. Or contact your regional iStill Wizard via https://istill.eu/support#wizardstrip.

Pictures?

iStill Mini …

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Reflux Management …

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Product Cooler …

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Mini Extractor …

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The app …

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P.S.: A big thanks to Willem and William for bringing the iStill Mini project to life! Great job, guys! Well done!

 

 

Glass Columns for the iStills 2000 and 5000!

We are designing and producing glass column segments for the iStills 2000 and 5000! The borosilicate glass we use is extremely strong and perfectly resistant. Even though we did not yet put this new option in the iStill Design Center, you can already order them. For new iStills 2000 and 5000, as well as for all other NextGens of that size already out there. Here’s what the segments (2) cost:

  • EUR 2.500,- for two 75 centimeters tall glass segments on new orders (replacing the original stainless steel column segments);
  • EUR 3.750,- for two 75 centimeters tall glass segments as a retrofit (in addition of your already purchased and delivered stainless steel column segments).

Adding the glass column sections to a new order is cheaper, because we save money on not having to build you the stainless steel segments.

Technical rendering glass column section …

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