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Presenting: The Flame Flow™ Still

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Over the last couple of years, we at The Distillery Network have been working with some of the top level Engineers, Scientists and Brewers in the industry to come up with innovative ways in which we could improve the distilling process.

We’ve gone through several trials and errors as well as scores of experiments on how we could improve upon our already excellent stills, and we finally came up with the perfect solution: Flame Flow™.

Flame Flow™ will address several common issues that many customers and distillers have consistently found in their products:

  1. The Flame Flow™ DOUBLES the SPEED of the HEATING UP period!
  2. Reduces SCORCHING of the mash.
  3. IMPROVES and REFINES the mash, for the BEST taste possible!
  4. GREATER CONTROL over the heating of the still!

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We are already very confident about the impact this new innovation will have on the distilling industry as a whole, and have already gotten splendid reviews from all the professionals we have had run tests on them.

If you are interested and want to get in while prices are low (due to demand), go ahead and make your purchase today, and be one of the first people to own a the revolutionary Flame Flow™!

For more information, please give us a call at 603-997-6786.

NOTE: Flame Flow™ is trademarked and has a patent currently pending.

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What is Mash?

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If you’re someone who likes to partake in a nice glass of vodka, whisky, bourbon, moonshine, or any distilled spirit you know that it is made in a still and that’s about it. Unless you’re a distiller, you’re just glad what your drinking tastes great!

Have you ever heard the word “mash” before?

No, not the T.V. show!

If you haven’t, it is the end product of mashing. Mashing is one of the most important part in the distilling process.

In brewing and distilling, mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain typically malted barley with grains such as corn, sorghum, rye or wheat with water, and heating this mixture. Mashing allows the enzymes in the malt to break down the starch in the grain into sugars, typically maltose to create a malty liquid called wort. Mashing involves pauses at certain temperatures (notably 45–62–73 °C or 113–144–163 °F), and takes place in a “mash tun” which is an insulated brewing vessel with a false bottom. The end product of mashing is called a mash.

There are different kinds of mashing such as Infusion mashing and Decoction mashing. These are the two main mashing techniques. In infusion mashing the mash is heated directly to go from rest temperature to rest temperature. Some infusion mashes achieve temperature changes by adding hot water. Decoction mashing is where a proportion of the grains are boiled and then returned to the mash, raising the temperature. The boiling extracts more starch from the grain by breaking down the cell walls of the grain.

The Distillery Network. Inc. and its new “Flame Flow™” Patent Pending Technology is just the unit you want to put your mash into. This Unit will heat up in half the time effectively cutting your propane use in half. This unit reduces the chance of scorching and burning your mash resulting in an even finer elegant taste. The “Flame Flow™ Technology allows you to come to distilling temperature rapidly using a lower flame, you can control the heat of the still easier and more accurately than a conventional pot still.

When you put some much time and effort into making an incredible mash the last thing you want to do is continue the distilling process in a pot still or another still that could result in a burnt mash or possibly loss of your mash. All products made by the Distillery Network, Inc. are all 100% guaranteed. Check out their website for more information on their products at https://www.buyamoonshinestill.com/

 

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Distilling and the Law

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Distilling Moonshine and Spirits

By: Jessica Bunker

While Stills are commonly used for the distillation of many products like essential oils, perfumes and flavoring for food. The most common use is for the distillation of Moonshine and spirits. Although it is legal to own a still it is illegal to produce moonshine and distilled sprits without the proper permits. So unless you want to wind up in Jail and or owe a hefty fine of $5,000 and up, please read the rest of the article to learn about the proper avenues to go about obtaining the proper documents and permits.

While individuals of legal drinking age may produce wine or beer at home for personal use, Federal law strictly prohibits individuals from producing distilled spirits at home (see 26 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5042(a) (2) and 5053(e). Producing distilled spirits at any place other than a TTB-qualified distilled spirits plant can expose you to Federal charges for serious offenses and lead to consequences.

Federal law states that it is legal to own a still of any size. It doesn’t matter if you have a 1 gallon still or a 100 gallon still. According to the federal government, it is legal to have a still for decoration, distilling water, distilling essential oils, etc. The still does not need to be registered with anyone and no permits are needed as long as it is not being used to distill spirits. However, it is illegal to distill alcohol without having either a “distilled spirits permit” or a “federal fuel alcohol permit.” It does not matter if the alcohol is for personal use only and not for sale.

A common misconception most people make is that only stills that are 1 gallon and smaller are legal. This is false. The law states that stills 1 gallon or less that are not being used to distill alcohol are not tracked by the TTB, It is perfectly legal to own a still larger than 1 gallon so long as it is not being used to distill alcohol or it is permitted to be used for distilling fuel alcohol or spirits.

If a person wishes to legally distill alcohol, they have two options. The first option is to obtain a Federal Distilled Spirits Permit. This is the permit that industry giants like Jack Daniels possess, which makes it legal for them to distill and sell to the public. This permit is very difficult to get. Unless you’re opening a distillery with the intention of selling your product in liquor stores the chances of getting issued a permit is very unlikely it is way too expensive and complicated for a home distiller to obtain. Instead pursue a fuel alcohol permit.

A Federal Fuel Alcohol Permit is free and easy to get (download here). Most people obtain this permit very easily and in most cases the government usually doesn’t check up on the permit holders. Just be advised that the federal government will expect that you’re putting your alcohol in your lawnmower or any other machine and not drinking it! If you’re not planning to use your still for alcohol you do not need to get a permit or register the still with the federal government. Federal rules state that stills only need to be reported and registered if the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asks the manufacturer to do so. Though, again, if you are using it to distill alcohol, you will want to get a federal fuel alcohol permit or a spirit distiller’s permit, if that’s what you’re using it for.

State distilling laws are different in every state. Some states have no laws on owning a still, but prohibit the distillation of alcohol while other states prohibit possession of a still unless it’s for fuel alcohol. Some states may prohibit possession of distillation equipment and distilling altogether. You’ll need to research more about your states laws. Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations state that still manufacturers need to keep customer info. Additionally, these records may also be requested by the federal TTB and still manufacturers are required to submit them if asked.

Federal law provides no exemptions for the production of distilled spirits for personal use. Under no circumstances should you ever distill or sell alcohol without a permit. If you choose to distill alcohol, make sure to obtain all fuel and or spirit permits.

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How do you still Copper or Stainless Steel?

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Copper or Stainless Steel?

By: Jessica Bunker

 

In the distilling industry and in backyards around the world there are two main materials used for building stills, copper and stainless steel. Which one is preferred and or better to use to distill moonshine, essential oils and other distilled substances?

Copper conducts heat very well making it the perfect material to use in distilling unlike stainless steel and its low heat conducting capabilities. Copper also removes sulfur compounds and that is very important because you want all impurities that could ruin your products final taste and smell removed.

The copper also improves the final product and enhances your mash! With stainless steel your distilling process would take more time and effort to remove sulfur and other impurities. The Distillery Network, Inc. has a new and improved way to distill with their new Flame-Flow™ Design. That saves you time and money when it comes to heating up your stills! Their stills are all Copper making for a better final product.

Copper out of the two is the more expensive choice it is also easier to bend shape and mold however you’d like. Stainless steel is a cheaper material in cost but is usually takes industrial grade equipment to form. So where you’re spending more money on copper it is much more cost effective when it comes to making the material move, bend and shape. Copper is also much easier to join together because the temperatures can be lower where it takes stainless steel a much higher temperature to be joined however there is no led with stainless steel.

Many distillers and customers have concerns when it comes to stills and the use of copper and the joining process. Most solder is lead based and you need solder to join your copper pieces together. Anytime the word lead pops up there is a concern that it could seep into your final product. Many distillers and “backyarders” use the lead solder because it is less expensive. However there are good companies like The Distillery Network Inc. who produce copper stills only using lead free silver solder making their products all lead free!

When looking at both copper and stainless steel copper takes the cake for what is preferred to make in a still. Copper is better for distilling water, spirits and essential oils. As pointed out above copper takes out sulfides, and by removing them you get a finer taste and the aroma of the final product is much more refined.

Stainless steel is the easier choice when it comes to cleaning a still. There are many products on the market you can get to clean stainless organic and with chemicals. Copper is a material that is more time consuming to clean. However there are many organic products you can use like lemon and salt, vinegar and salt, or even ketchup. All you have to do is make a paste and rub away the tarnish and shin with a dry cloth!

All in all copper stills are the way to go! They will last you a lifetime and produce a much more refined and exquisite final product. All stills produced by the Distillery Network, Inc. and 100% guaranteed, also because they are all copper they are guaranteed to give you a product that will satisfy all your distilling needs!

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How to DIY Antiseptics with a Distilling Unit

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Stills are commonly used for making spirits, essential oils, and gas. Did you know that stills can also be used to make your own antiseptic? The stills made by The Distillery Network, Inc. are made of Copper and are a great tool to help you during any crisis for any need. Whether it be a water contamination issue, a zombie apocalypse or you just really need to make your own glass of vodka to calm your nerves.

According to encyclopedia.com “an antiseptic is a substance that inhibits the growth and development of microorganisms. For practical purposes, antiseptics are routinely thought of as topical agents, for application to skin, mucous membranes, and inanimate objects, although a formal definition includes agents that are used internally, such as the urinary tract antiseptics. Commonly used antiseptics for skin cleaning include benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine, hexachlorophine, iodine compounds, mercury compounds, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. “

Alcohol is a commonly used antiseptic as you can see. So having a still on hand to make some alcohol to use to clean a wound would be a huge asset to anyone. If you’re in the position where you can’t see a doctor and have no way of getting treatment. You’ll have to treat yourself. Good thing you have a still to make your own. You could have been in a real pickle there!

Alcohol can also be helpful in the case of a toothache. If you’re in the situation where you can’t see a dentist and have no other source of pain reliever then you can turn to your copper still for some relief. Make a glass of jack or brandy, some are known to rub it on the gums of teething infants. While some folks would never condone that use for alcohol, it was a common practice and is method used still to this day.

When making alcohol for the use of an antiseptic, you should keep in mind that the potency is an important factor. Most stores sell it with a 70% alcohol content. So when you’re making your own you should stick to the lower percent. You would think that the stronger the content that it would be more effective in killing infection. However that is not the case. Less is more here. Also noteworthy you can also use the alcohol as a cleaning tool for tables, counter tops, or anything you’re looking to get the grime off of. It’s  a great way to disinfect surfaces and inanimate objects.

I don’t know about you, but if I’m in a spot where I can’t get to a doctor or a dentist then I’m in trouble and I have a lot more to worry about than the hygiene of my mouth. So having a still I would have one less emergency tool that I’ll need. I could have clean water for drinking and watering my plants. I would be able to make my own gas. Make delicious marinades and most important make my own antiseptic! Sounds like a multiple use tool to me. Now I’m going to kick my feet up and order a still from The Distillery Network, Inc. and be glad I don’t have a crisis on my hands. If I encounter an apocalypse though, I’ll have my still to save the day! Till then, a glass of brandy sounds nice.

 

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