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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby Sunny Hill » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:45 pm

G'day Bluc,

Things are progressing but not quite as fast as anticipated.

Our glycol system for our fermenters and cold liquor tank is almost complete

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Our steam boiler is about half way to being commisioned

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We have nearly all the ancillary equipment as well, hoses, fittings, pumps etc

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And we have had the frame go up for the tasting room, with electrical, plumbing, gyprock etc to follow on that side of the shed.


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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby bluc » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 pm

The glycol system is that a chiller :think: :-B Looking good love all the stainless :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby EziTasting » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:35 pm

Looks fantastic!

I am very envious... shiny new stuff is always impressive!

Would lov to (one day) find out how much starting capital a microbrewery cost... probably not unlike any other busyness, but it would still be interesting.

Looking for reward to your offerings when they come out.
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby Sunny Hill » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:42 pm

Bluc, yes there is a refrigerated chiller unit going outside that pumps a water/glycol mix through the system.

Ezitasting, yes the startup capital is rather large for what we want to achieve. It hasn’t helped being on a rural property as we don’t have common effluent we have had to deal with the waste water ourself which has involved plenty of earthworks and plumbing installing aerobic systems and an evaporation pond for our production waste.

We also only have single phase power hence why we have an LPG fired steam boiler and this is not a cheap item and also costly to install.
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby bluc » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:14 pm

Things still moving forward?
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby The_decky » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:18 am

Wow I just read through this post looks unreal would love to know how this are advancing along
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby Sunny Hill » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:20 pm

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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby Sunny Hill » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:33 pm

Sorry it’s been a while since any updates.

We are now into production and our tasting room is open to the public.
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby scythe » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:42 pm

Nice looking setup.
What is the smaller (100L) still for?
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby bluc » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Very nice :clap: recipe development I would say scythe :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby EziTasting » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 pm

That’s a beautiful view of the tasting room!

Nicely done.

It looks like you have 2 x large stills... is that correct? Like a Neutral still (12 plates) and a brown spirit still (4 plates)... and I’m not talking about your hobby boiler...

EDIT: just read your set up under your avatar! :angry-banghead: shoulda had a ‘mommies’ look before talking!
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby bluc » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:45 pm

In the sideways photo. The three tanks across back, fermenters? Also the parrot sticking out into photo on left and tank it's on is that a third still? Angle on condenser guessing pot config maybe for gin?
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby EziTasting » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:47 pm

bluc wrote:In the sideways photo. The three tanks across back, fermenters? Also the parrot sticking out into photo on left and tank it's on is that a third still? Angle on condenser guessing pot config maybe for gin?


The parrot to the left would be the 12 plated still... as the 4-plated still is clearly visible on the right...
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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby Sunny Hill » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:49 pm

scythe wrote:Nice looking setup.
What is the smaller (100L) still for?


That the gin still mate to rerun the vodka through.

EziTasting wrote:It looks like you have 2 x large stills... is that correct? Like a Neutral still (12 plates) and a brown spirit still (4 plates)


Yes the 12 plate is for vodka and hopefully we can crank up the 4 plater early in the new year for whisky and rum production.

bluc wrote:In the sideways photo. The three tanks across back, fermenters? Also the parrot sticking out into photo on left and tank it's on is that a third still? Angle on condenser guessing pot config maybe for gin?


The three tanks are fermenters bought second hand from the prancing pony brewery in the adelaide hills. the parrot is from the the 12 plater vodka still.

Sorry for the late reply, it has been busy here.

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Re: G'day from Sunny Hill

Postby woodduck » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 am

Looks like a great setup mate. I'll have to come for a visit one day :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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