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About JoshGreenDoorDistilling

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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    Co-Founder at Green Door Distilling. Kalamazoo's first distillery since prohibition.

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  1. I'm curious too if anyone has feedback on tasting room staff pay scales. Managers vs mixologist(bartender) etc.. Cheers
  2. Interested as well. We've all heard so many comments on both sides of the fence about this equipment. Cheers
  3. Groupon has helped us a lot. In 2 months over 130+ vouchers for tours sold. Agreed on the general consensus of Yelp. Its not worth it. They also try and convince you to pay them to take off bad/OK reviews.
  4. We use distillery solution still house for our production software. They have a built in tour booking/payment system that integrates to your website. So it's a win win, we use it every day in production, and every few days for checking tour bookings. Cheers
  5. We got the same spam email...
  6. We have had great success with this model, and have been open for 2 months. One thing we do different is scratch made cocktails in the tasting room as well. We currently do tours on FRI/SAT/SUN which has been really helpful in getting new people in. The cocktails/tasting room brings in enough regular attention by it self. Our top 5 sellers includes 3 cocktails and the other 2 are our only 2 bottled spirits (white whiskey / honey whiskey). To date, bottle sales and cocktails have brought the largest revenue. Merchandise has maybe been a 1/10th of the revenue volume. Hope that helps.
  7. Looks great. What's the total wattage, and what proof can you achieve?
  8. Hey All! We're working on our First ADA distributor contract. An ADA in Michigan is an Authorized Distribution Agent. They are the only people we can sell to and use to distribute our product. This particular ADA also functions as a broker and helps sell / promote the product. That is while you'll see those numbers split out. As we navigate this, we'd love some feedback and are willing to share some numbers to benefit the whole. As an ADA -Michigan’s term for an Authorized Distribution Agent ie.. Distributor Delivery Charge $10.00 per case ($7.50 paid to supplier by the MLCC with supplier paying an additional $2.50 to ADA Monthly Storage Fee $0.20 per case per Month (For product older than 90 days) Special Handling Charge $0.75 per case (i.e. handling, repackaging, labeling, coding, returns) As a Broker Commission - 10% per 9L(12 btl) case. Bonus of - 5% per 9L case above X volume. I see the ADA Fee's being in the right ballpark, but maybe a little high. As for Broker Fee's, It seems high. Is anyone else seeing this high of a fee?
  9. Really curious how the commercial juicer works, I'm sure as are the other direct immersion still owners around the country. Keep us posted!
  10. Any plate chillers, or chiller system?
  11. Need some help finding a t-cork closure that fits the O-I imperial. The top needs to be 41-42MM The cork diameter needs to be ~24mm. Natural or synthetic. We're wax dipping and what it to look like the attached... O-I_Covet-Imperial_0750ml_3203-042-LA01_LS-4201.pdf
  12. Whats this chiller cost from ASD? Seems like a solid design, and effective for most start-up distilleries.
  13. Thats awesome to hear the forum can supply more than just information! Cheers
  14. Hey Jeremy, Still available?
  15. Really cool set up of stills and condensers. Would love to get out there and tour it. Thanks for the post