The CENTRI-SIFTER centrifugal sifter separates about 7500 lb (3409 kg) per week of fine grain particles from 8 Feathers’ stillage. The dewatered solids pass through the chute in foreground. The water gravity-discharges into the 2000 gal (7570 l) vat below.
Opening the hinged end cover of the centrifugal separator allows the paddle assembly and screen cylinder to slide off the cantilevered shaft.
The sifter measures 74.8 in. (1899 mm) in length including the 3 hp (2.2 kW) motor, and processes 50 gallons (189 litres) of stillage per minute.
8 Feathers Distillery produces small batch spirits made from pure water and locally sourced grains in Idaho. An artesian well underneath the distillery supplies high quality water.