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  2. Shipping

    The agent did mention FAA (Federal Alcohol Act) as the relevant law but didn't mention a specific section.
  3. Subbing out production

    The lowering of the excise tax for one which I imagine lowers the bond for nano distilleries, also the aging period exemption should help. One things for certain, my orders for smaller equipment have increased dramatically since the tax bill passed. Actually my orders for big stills have increased as well but not as much as the 20 gallon to 150 gallon equipment.
  4. Still agitator

    Good choice Dehner. We should be a Brawn Vendor by the end of next week. Their line will be added to our other options.
  5. Subbing out production

    We started in the business by focusing on our product quality and brand building, using other companies’ excess capacity, and getting called all sorts of names by the “real distillers” some of whom are still in business. We are proud to work with new brands, and we don’t believe that craft is a zero sum game. I still believe that we started the right way by using other people’s investments to get on the shelf with our brands. Below is one of my posts from another topic, but I think it sums up our view of your questions. Begin quote——— If you’re on the forums looking for equipment for your new DSP, the reality is that you are probably about 1 year away from actually making any spirits. To go on the market with an aged product, you are still two to four years away even if everything works perfectly the day you open (it always does right?). Now, you could try to purchase some “quick aged” or commodity bourbon and pass it off as your own “blend” for a few years, but consumers are getting more savvy about this practice every day. Also, the quick aged really hasn’t gone beyond the “pencil shaving” stage What if you could make your own spirits in our facility under a production contract, gain valuable production experience, and put the product into your own custom cooperage with your logo on it? When you open your DSP, your barrels get transferred into your bond and you’ll have saved one to three years of delay in getting your business off the ground. You can even test mashbills and cuts to eliminate lost batches when you move into your new facility. Send me a message and I’ll help you explore the only real way to start your craft brand and retain the authenticity consumers demand for top shelf spirits.
  6. Bourbon & Rye Barrels fresh dumped

    more barrels to sell 515-559-4879
  7. Steven Cage

    looks very nice.
  8. Still agitator

    Brawn mixers are hands down the best on the market. It is the only thing they do, MIXERS. Don't be fooled by people that sell other things and mixers. It would be like buying a computer at walmart while shopping for apples. Brawn mixers are just a battle axe of a mixer. I have 4 of them and they run flawlessly. There is my 2 cents.
  9. Cane sugar

    My thought is that if it has a slight color to it, it will not by the time it is added to the final product. Your not selling sugar water.
  10. Shipping

    The TTB agent provided correct information. The agent should have given a source, and you should ask for one when you receive advice like this. Then you can verify and see for yourself what lies behind it. TTB explains its position in Revenue ruling 2001-1. You can read the whole of it at: https://ttb.gov/rulings/2000-1.ht Here is what it held. Held: The Webb-Kenyon Act is a law relating to the enforcement of the Twenty-first Amendment and is a condition of the basic permit under 27 U.S.C. § 204(d) for violations of which ATF may suspend or revoke the basic permit. Held Further: Under these provisions of law, ATF could under appropriate circumstances take administrative action against a basic permit where a basic permittee ships alcoholic beverages into a State in violation of the laws of that State. ATF will intervene when it is determined that there is a continuing, material, adverse impact upon a State through the actions of a basic permittee located outside the boundaries of the affected State. However, while ATF is vested with authority to regulate interstate commerce in alcoholic beverages pursuant to the FAA Act, the extent of this authority does not extend to situations where an out-of-State retailer is making the shipment into the State of the consumer. Note that TTB does not have jurisdiction to action against a retailer. States can. And against carriers as well. FedEx and other carriers do not need that grief. Neither do you. Wineries fought long and hard to get reciprocity agreements in place. The state wine associations and others pushed. It was not something that happened overnight.
  11. New Make Whiskey To Your Mash Bill & 2 To 4 Year Old Bourbon For Sale

    Josh, can you tell me the mashbill(s) for the aged products you have available and the number of barrels and price? feel free to send a private message
  12. Yesterday
  13. Hello everyone, My name is Nick Rosati and I own the distillery Miner's Mill (http://www.minersmill.com). We are located in Wilkes Barre, PA and you can see our location here: Google Maps. If you are interested in talking more about this please send me a message here or email Nick@minersmill.com and we can schedule a call. I'm currently the only person working on the project and own everything outright. I'm trying to find a partner to help with getting the facilities ready, raising funding, and sharing the workload when production starts. There are too many details to list here, so please feel free to contact me and we can talk more in-depth. For some background, I purchased the property at a tax sale in 2015 which has 6 buildings on just under 7 acres. Here is a bird's eye view of the property: The property was a grain mill from 1795 through the 1960s when it was shut down and turned into a facility to bag and process coal for use as filter media. There's been a cooperage shop here, a blacksmith shop, and tons and tons of corn has flowed through this facility. I've made a ton of progress to date, including removing 160 cubic yards of junk left by the previous owners, fixing windows, gutting buildings, and overall maintenance. I have a federal DSP, a Pennsylvania limited distillery and importer license, bond, and a federal importer license is pending. I also have nearly all the equipment for 2 50 gallon mash steam cookers, 2 50 gallon steam hybrid stills, 1 15 gallon electric keg still, 300,000 BTU natural gas boiler, and other equipment. My day job is an engineer with a custom automation firm so I have access to many other things as well. Below is a picture of the building that is registered as the DSP. It is a 3 story triangular shaped building with about 2,500 square feet on each level. It is constructed of brick walls on the outside and heavy timbers inside. The distillery building has a ton of great character that lends itself to being an amazing tasting room. There are markings on the walls from workers from over 100 years ago, vintage equipment, an elevator, and tons of great industrial vibes. Here are some pictures of the inside of the distillery building: My goal is to start production in the above building and also house the tasting room and seating area in this building. Eventually, I would like to move production to the larger mill building, which is a 6 level all concrete building that was built in 1912. This building is shown below. This building has a ton of history too, and can help with branding greatly. It was built in 1912 and was featured on the cover of American Miller when it was new. It was one of the most advanced grain mills of it's time and would be perfect for the large-scale growth I'm trying to achieve. Below is a postcard of when the building was new. The immediate plans call for finalizing the branding, building all of the graphical material, launching a Kickstarter for an initial round of funding, then entertaining other funding options. I plan on using original Miner-Hillard graphics as a strong basis for the branding and artwork. Below is a sample of one of the items we found in the on-site time capsule from 1904. Once we have some more secure funding, construction of the production and tasting room facilities can be finished and we can start making and serving product. If being part of this venture sounds interesting to you please message me or email me at Nick@minersmill.com and we can talk about this more in-depth.
  14. Mash Protocols

    Question, when we do a cook, (lets call it "A") and bring our water to 190 and add our corn to start our cook and then drop temp, yada, yada, yada, finish around 1.060 we get a nice dry grain cap about 2 " thick and you dont see anything going on at all and will finish in 4 days with the cap dropping and end SG usually .998 yield is great. No problems. Been doing it this way for 5 years. Or, (lets call this one "B") we bring our water to 100 and then add our corn and continue raising the temp to 190 cook for the same time the rest of the cook is the same Yada, yada, yada, finish around 1.060 we get a wet creamy, very active bubbling for the 4 days a wet cap will come and go, finishes at .998 pretty much the same yield and flavor. So what i'm in search for info is what is actually happening with the grains during the cook???? cant figure it out. both great flavor, good yield, etc. "B" is a little shorter time. side note we use enzymes and do a sour mash, all added at the same time, temp, quantity between the two its winter here in Maine and l have some time to play around with things and just love learning more.......
  15. You Can’t Fake Craft - You Can Purchase Capacity

    If you’re on the forums looking for equipment for your new DSP, the reality is that you are probably about 1 year away from actually making any spirits. To go on the market with an aged product, you are still two to four years away even if everything works perfectly the day you open (it always does right?). Now, you could try to purchase some “quick aged” or commodity bourbon and pass it off as your own “blend” for a few years, but consumers are getting more savvy about this practice every day. Also, the quick aged really hasn’t gone beyond the “pencil shaving” stage What if you could make your own spirits in our facility under a production contract, gain valuable production experience, and put the product into your own custom cooperage with your logo on it? When you open your DSP, your barrels get transferred into your bond and you’ll have saved one to three years of delay in getting your business off the ground. You can even test mashbills and cuts to eliminate lost batches when you move into your new facility. Send me a message and I’ll help you explore the only real way to start your craft brand and retain the authenticity consumers demand for top shelf spirits.
  16. Need a Contract Bottler to Get Started?

    TTT Also, we have contract whiskey production capacity coming online in May. We will help you get your aging stock started by letting you use our facility and equipment to get your product into barrels.
  17. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    lol that is true but this guy lives in town by the look of it the cows are some one else out in the country .
  18. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    Yeah, but how much do a farm and cows cost? Needing to procure a farm, some cows, and have to care for them seems like a complicated solution.
  19. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    i watched a you tube video of a west Virginia distillery where the guy pumped his mash into a trailer the juice ran out and off he went with the trailer to shovel it to his cows . seemed pretty simple .
  20. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    You would probably need to drill about 10,000 holes for it to drain.
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  22. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    We've tried shoveling floor drain waste into 5g pails and garbage cans riddled with 1/16mm holes and weirdly can't get them to drain well even though it works well through for our false bottom hdpe setup that we use for our good spent grains. I can't explain why other than holes in the sides must get clogged. (We toss spent grains from floor drains since we assume them to be contaminated by floor waste and cleaning solutions and won't let that be fed to the cattle that eat our good spent grains)
  23. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    What if you drilled a ton of holes in a plastic 55 gallon barrel. Put that barrel inside and old IBC tote with the top cutoff. Pump your spent mash into barrel. And then Agitate. Water exits into IBC tote and you simply drain the water away?????
  24. White Whiskey

    PeteB. Read the aussie regulations mate. I am an Aussie too but I am setting up in Argentina and I have had to find the regulations here. Now in Argentina they are very very rarely enforced but the TTB wont apply where I am. Neither will the in Tasmania.
  25. lowering ph in sugar mash

    Sorry, New ph pen, forgot to calibrate, Thanks
  26. lowering ph in sugar mash

    Two questions -- #1 - im concerned why your starting pH is so high. What's the pH of your water? #2 -- there's no way to determine except to titrate a sample recalling that pH is a log scale so it will take 10x the quantity to get from 8.4 to 7.4 than 8.4 to 8.3.
  27. Hi we would like to invite all to see our Glassware range of Whisky Tumblers,Glasses,Gift Items like Ashtrays produced in Moutblown and Handpress process at the International Houseware Fair to be held in Chicago Mcormick Centre from 10-13th March 2018.Our stand no is S5239 in the South Hall
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