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  1. Point of Sale System

    We are looking for a POS system for our distillery including a tasting room. We are considering Clover, Shopkeepers and Square. Would welcome ADI input. Which is the overall least expensive (swipe charges, system, etc.).
  2. Got Our DSP

    JUST AN FYI!!! WE GOT OUR DSP #!!!! (And yes I am yelling).
  3. Inusrance

    Looking for a recommendation for an insurance company that knows what their doing with small distilleries. Our local folks are at a loss. We cant even get a quote on loss of product should a fire or other loss happen. Any guidance would be appreciated!
  4. 300Gal pot still

    I would recommend Paul highly
  5. 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?????
  6. Get your Federal Permit? How long did it take?

    70 days. Just got our DSP last week!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we get to go deal with the state of Virginia.
  7. Analytical Labs

    these guys may be able to help.
  8. Analytical Labs

    If you get an answer to this, could you share? I asked the same elsewhere and haven't had a reply. I'll forward on as well if I do get a reply. Thanks in advance.
  9. Still agitator

    Call Paul at Affordable Distilling Equipment. They are terrific to work with. He's 'SouthernHighlander' just above this post.
  10. Cooling Water set up feedback

    Folks, Need feedback on my cooling water set up. Due to cost, I want to use a water reservoir for cooling the distillate. On a 250 gallon still with a deplegmator, would a 500 gallon tank of water with a radiator and fan work well? Or...what size water tank would you recommend? Anyone doing same? Thanks in advance.
  11. Operational Protocol

    I don't quite know where this question would fit so I'll try here. Our county just pulled the rug out from under us and has essentially said we can only have 30 gallons in any given control site. They have asked for an 'operational protocol' describing the process and handling of all material from mashing in to final bottling. Has anyone had to do such a thing? If so, would you be willing to share it. Looking to steal from better minds. Thank you in advance John
  12. Label Design

    message me. We found a designer that works for a major firm out of NYC that does freelance work as well. He was a FRACTION of what these design firms cost.
  13. Bain Marie Heat transfer oil

    Is there anything in the jacket or in the finish of the interior wall of the jacket that would repent us using that hot water for future mash-ins?
  14. Sourcing Certifiable Thermometers

    All of these companies sell the 'certification services' in addition to the thermometers and hydrometers. Do you have to buy the certification services? They're several hundred dollars just for that service.
  15. Prrofing high solid spirits

    Does anyone send their high solids spirits out to a lab for 'proof observation by evaporation' for proofing? If so, looking for lab recommendations and cost. Thanks in advance.
  16. Bain Marie Heat transfer oil

    Paul: Does running our bain maries on oil vs. water make a material difference in electricity use?
  17. Crash Cooling with Ice

    We are going to be running jacketed 250 and 150 gallon stills. In lieu of a chiller, does anyone have experience crash cooling with ice? Any reason this wouldn’t be ideal? We reduce our initial water in the mash by the amount of ice we’ll add. Once we’ve added malt or amylase and thinned the mash, adding ice to get us to pitching temp as quickly as possible. Thoughts?
  18. Cooling Water set up feedback

    This video is exactly what I was thinking of...but couldn't find the video. Thank you. So if I use a larger water tank (500 to 1000 gallons) and the radiator, I should be able to get through full runs without worry of water getting too hot...in theory.
  19. Operational protocol

    I don't quite know where this question would fit so I'll try here. Our county just pulled the rug out from under us and has essentially said we can only have 30 gallons in any given control site. They have asked for an 'operational protocol' describing the process and handling of all material from mashing in to final bottling. Has anyone had to do such a thing? If so, would you be willing to share it. Looking to steal from better minds. Thank you in advance John
  20. Operational Protocol

    I don't quite know where this question would fit so I'll try here. Our county just pulled the rug out from under us and has essentially said we can only have 30 gallons in any given control site. They have asked for an 'operational protocol' describing the process and handling of all material from mashing in to final bottling. Has anyone had to do such a thing? If so, would you be willing to share it. Looking to steal from better minds. Thank you in advance John
  21. Small Scale Grain Liquid Separation

    I am wondering if I took a 55 gallon plastic barrel barrel and drill a ton of small holes in it...would this work to drain the water off spent grain?
  22. Invaluable equipment vs

    Okay here’s one for the peanut gallery. We are still acquiring our equipment and my question is: what has been the biggest waste of money for a piece of equipment...namely because it was useless. Concersely, what is the most valuable piece of that you may not have initially planned to buy or didn’t realize how useful it would be. Thanks in advance.
  23. Invaluable equipment vs

    Hudson Bay.....I didn’t ask what your most costly investment was?//😜😜
  24. Liquor Quik Essences

    Anyone used Liquor Quik essences for some of the more esoteric flavorings? Just curious as to their taste and quality once you scale up. Thanks in advance.
  25. Liquor Quik Essences

    Any suggestions on a real ‘flavor house’ ?
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