The Distillery Operations textbook was written in conjunction with numerous spreadsheets that are explained in the text. This page provides the portal to purchase the worksheets described in the book. The software is fully functional and users can modify the input values for each worksheet to meet their own particular needs. The workbook includes over 80 worksheets which are listed below the Pay Pal button. It comes with a money back guarantee if it is not suitable to the purchaser's needs. The software itself is delivered via email as a 5 mb zipped folder containing the application and release notes which is a compiled Excel add in using the DonEX compiler. Any operating system that can run Excel can make use of the program. There are two versions of the program, one for 32 bit Excel and one for 64 bit Excel.
Note to purchasers: The Distillery Operations workbook is compiled only for Microsoft Windows 32- and 64-bit systems. It will not run on any other operating system (such as Mac OS X), even if you have Excel installed. It is not possible to supply the workbook in uncompiled form. The author regrets any inconvenience.
Versions of Excel from 1997-2007 were only 32 bits in lenght. Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 were released in both 32 and 64 bit versions. Please determine what bit length of Excel you are using before purchasing the program. To make this determination, start Microsoft Excel. Click the File Tab in the ribbon. Select Help in the left column. Beneath the “About” section there will be a version number that will indicate the number of bits the version is operating with. (32 or 64).
Once the program arrives, save the folder as delivered to your hard drive. To extract the files from the folder, simply Right Click on the folder and choose the item “Extract All”. You will need to specify a folder to receive the extracted files. My suggestion is to create a folder named Distillery Operations 1.0, and save the file and supporting documentation there. To run the program simply double click on the application file.
Please specify the bit length of the Excel program, either (32 or 64) version in your Order.
The Disitllery Operations textbook is available through Amazon. Use this link to view the Amazon listing. If for some reason the link does not work you can search Amazon using the authors name, Payton Fireman.
Following is a list of the functions that are contained in the program. The worksheets are arranged in the order in which they are discussed in the book.
1 From Alcohol Content to Boiling Point 2 From Distillate Proof to Temperature 3 Examples for Book and Manual Formulas 4 Low Proof Formula for still contents 5 Mash Density Gallon Beer 6 Mash Density by % 7 Size of Vessel 8 Alpha Enzymes 9 Gluc Enzymes 10 Sugar Production 11 Yeast Size 13 Yeast Dosing 14 Lebensraum for Yeast 15 Sugar Values per Yeast 16 Total Energy released by fermentation 17 CO2 Footprint of Distilling 18 Degrees per Minute 19 Cooling Costs 20 Btu's Cooling 21 Btu's to heat water or water and corn 22 Boiler Oil and Gas Use 23 Scale up applied energy to gross energy 24 Boiler Test Summary 25 Scaling up Energy Required 26 Relative Energy Costs 27 Cook Run Data 28 Data on Three Fermentation and Stripping Runs 29 Analysis of a Stripping Run 30 Analysis of a Stripping Run 31 Analysis of a Stripping Run 32 Analysis of a Stripping Run 33 Determining Cooling Btu's applied 34 Determining Cooling Btu's applied 35 Simplified Cooling Calculations 36 Find energy use based on run time per hour 37 Water heating metric and English 38 Find energy to vaporize water 39 Find energy to vaporize water on Boiler Hp. Basis 40 Find energy to heat and vaporize water 41 Vaporize Alcohol based on Joules per Gram 42 Vaporize Alcohol and Water mixtures based on % Alc. 43 Vaporize Alcohol & Water mixtures by volume & % Alc 44 Find boiler efficiency 45 Heat and Vaporize alcohol by mass and Proof 49 Heat and Vaporize alcohol by volume and Proof 50 Energy Efficiency and Energy Unit Conversions 51 From Boiler Hp. Find alcohol production 52 From Kw hours find alcohol production 53 From mass find energy required 54 From volume find energy required 55 Estimate flow through various condenser tubes 56 Still Lid Pressure 57 Volume Correction Any Temp 58 Double Run Data 59 Double Run Recovery 60 List of boiling points 61 Calculate Yield of alcohol for 2 successive years 62 Report on fractionator still 63 Double Run Costs 64 Cook, Strip & Double Run Costs 65 Analyse alcohol loss from barrel storage 66 Find time for water filtration to produce required amounts 67 Quantify the exothermic reaction from blending 68 Calculate costs per bottle 69 Alcohol Properties 70 Constants used in operations 71 Converters 72 Extra worksheet that can be duplicated 73 Henry's Law for Alchol 74 Henry's Law for Water 75 Henry's Law applied to Proof and Volume 76 Henry's Law applied to Proof and Mass 77 Blend Two Alchols by Weight 78 Blend Two Alcohols by Wt. (2) 79 Strip Run 3 Summary 80 Converting atmospheric weighings to vacuum 81 SG Air to SG Vac 82 True SG