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Bottles and Bottling - What do I need to keep in mind?
Published : 30-03-2020 12:31:40 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
Thinking of starting a Craft Distillery? You've obviously already envisioned your bottle and packaging, right? But are your dreams and thoughts realistic or not? What do you need to keep in mind?
How to fix a Mechanical Seal on a Boiler Agitator
Published : 30-03-2020 11:45:06 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Miscellaneous , Products
Knowing how to maintain your distillery equipment is important. So if you are struggling with your agitator motor seal, here is how you can fix it yourself in six easy steps.
Incorrect Readings - Comparing Refractometer and SG Hydrometer Readings
Published : 30-03-2020 09:11:43 | Categories : Fermentation , Miscellaneous , Products
Both Refractometers and Hydrometers are used to measure Sugar and Alcohol concentrations in liquids. But sometimes, if you use both, the readings are different. Why?
Can the use of Copper Stills cause Cancer?
Published : 28-03-2020 09:04:56 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Distillation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
Recently an Article has been doing the rounds, calling into question the use of Copper in Stills. It has a lot of people asking questions, so here is our answer to them.
The Effect of Boiling Rate on Fractions during Distillation
Published : 27-03-2020 12:45:56 | Categories : Distillation , Home Distilling
Common questions among new Distillers is "How fast should I run my Still?" or "How soon will this be done?", not realising that the Rate of Boil and Flow Rate impacts the quality of the product.
Active dried yeast: re-hydration or direct addition?
Published : 26-02-2020 09:51:23 | Categories : Fermentation
This article explains the importance of yeast re-hydration before inoculation compared to adding active dry yeast directly into your must
I Bought a Small Barrel - Now What?
Published : 07-02-2020 10:37:50 | Categories : Home Distilling , Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
Small (1.6lt and 9lt) barrels are quite popular among Home Distillers and Craft Distillers doing product development, but if not treated right, you could lose the product, and the barrel.