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  1. I asked a legitimate question about the appropriateness of a term frequently used in for-sale postings. While I appreciate your response and thoughts about the definition of the term, you dont need to be a jerk about it. I hope this is not how you respond to every critical question you receive. Good luck with your sale. It looks like very nice equipment at a very reasonable price, and i'm sure it would be a good purchase for anyone starting out.
  2. I do not understand why everyone who lists distillery equipment for sale describes it as "Turnkey". Unless your sale includes the installation, assembly, plumbing connections, electrical connections, etc its not really turn-key is it?
  3. 50ml / 1.7oz Clear Glass Boston Round Bottles

    Happy with my XpressFill 4 spout Volumetric Machine: http://www.xpressfill.com/volumetric-bottle-filler.shtml We use it for 750ML and 50ML bottles. We typically do over 300 bottles an hour with one person running the machine.
  4. 50ml / 1.7oz Clear Glass Boston Round Bottles

    Pleasantly surprised after searching this catalog to see that they do indeed have a 50ML clear bottle. Thank you!
  5. Who's pumping mash with an AODD pump?

    We ferment and distill on grain milled to a flour. We have also done a few test batches with a corser grind and had no issues with the 1.5" pump and hoses.
  6. Who's pumping mash with an AODD pump?

    We are pumping mash with an AODD pump. We started with a used one something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warren-Rupp-Sandpiper-SB-1-1-2-A-Air-Powered-Double-Diaphragm-Pump-Cf8m-100psi-/272801514506?hash=item3f843cc40a:g:v64AAOSwfkdZjg6D and then got this new one when the old one gave out after about 3 years: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DAYTON-Pump-AODD-Aluminum-1-1-2-In-115-GPM-3HJX1-/252692716274?epid=1504990117&hash=item3ad5a8daf2:g:kBAAAOSw44BYXAxo This compressor has worked well for us also: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012GOMJG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 We did recently have to have the motor bearings replaced on the electric compressor motor after about 4 years of hard use. Pretty much the only issue we have ever had with it. Same compressor runs our two smaller spirits pumps, 2 sanitary air mixers on the blending and bottling tank, and also our steam whistle at the bar!
  7. spirit scales

    If you have insecurities with Amazon or eBay you can pay $775 more (plus another $150 for shipping) and purchase it here: https://www.prime-scales.com/product/certified-scale-5000lb-x-1lb-4x4-legal-trade-ntep-floor-scale/ Both units are the same PS-IN202SS: http://www.prime-scales.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PS-IN202SS_Operators_Manual_EnglishSpanish.pdf My local scale service company did not seem concerned with where I purchases it from the two times they have been out to calibrate it.
  8. spirit scales

    This is the scale we have been using for the past few years: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-NTEP-1000lb-0-2lb-2x2-Heavy-Duty-Floor-Scale-w-Stainless-Steel-Indicator-/181722115819?hash=item2a4f7b6eeb:g:-6EAAOSwy5ZXDKQC They also have a non-NTEP version for a few dollars less: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1000lb-0-2lb-2x2-Heavy-Duty-Floor-Scale-w-PS-IN202-Indicator-/162417821672?hash=item25d0db47e8:g:YN8AAOSw~AVYuhZ9 The product description includes the following helpful info: 1. Do you need a Legal For Trade scale? (NTEP approved) This should be the first thing you need to check. If you are running a recycling center or any sell or buy by weight business, you need a Legal For Trade scale. If you use a non-NTEP scale in a Legal For Trade application, your scale may be confiscated by the local Weigh & Measurement officer. If you are not sure please consult with our specialist at 855-697-2253. NTEP is a national certification for the products in legal application. If the scale is NTEP approved, it is legal for trade. If you are in TX, RI, ND or VT, you don’t have to use an NTEP scale, however your scale will still be checked by your local Weigh and Measurement. If your scale doesn’t meet the standard, a red tag will be placed on your scale. You won’t be able to use your scale until it passes the re-check. If you have a few more dollars to spend, it is always a good choice to buy an NTEP scale – even if it is not required by law in your application. An NTEP scale model has been tested by NCWM through their official labs before the certification is issued. NTEP floor scales have to use NTEP load cells and an NTEP indicator. Both components must come with temperature compensation. That’s why NTEP scales are usually more expensive. A well- built non-NTEP scale will also provide great performance in accuracy while NTEP ones can give you a little more confidence. The decision is yours.
  9. Distillery for Sale - Texas

    related Chuck Norris joke found online: "Jesus could turn water into wine. Chuck Norris can turn his own piss into award-winning top shelf water."
  10. Converting Tote to Stripping Still

    How does the condensate tank fit/why is one needed if doing steam injection? I was thinking if doing steam injection (process steam) that you dont need any return lines or condensate tank/pump?
  11. New-Make Bourbon for sale

    Pinckney Bend, how can you help quick age this spirit to get sales started years ahead of the standard aging process?
  12. TIB Bottles?

    At this point the easiest solution is probably for Distillery A to invoice Distillery B for the taxes due and remit them.
  13. Electric Boiler

    Yeah, I dont understand the thought process on getting an electric boiler to create steam to then heat your still. If your going to use electric as your energy input (instead of natural gas) why pay more for a steam heated still, and more for a steam boiler. Either go electric still (with element, or a bain marie) and have the cheaper/easier install/up front cost, or go natural gas with a boiler an pay more up-front for the lower operating cost. Getting a steam heated still with an electric fired boiler kinda seems like getting the worst of both (typically more expensive still, more to pipe and install, boiler to install, potentially needing a boiler room, high operating costs).
  14. After 5 years and Broke

    check the other thread for details..
  15. Percentage of Alcohol after stripping run

    Let me Google that for you: https://www.google.com/search?q=average+alcohol+percentage+whiskey+stripping+run&oq=average+alcohol+percentage+whiskey+stripping+run&aqs=chrome..69i57.10711j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8