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Jason Parker

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About Jason Parker

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    http://www.CopperworksDistilling.com/

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  1. Barrel Aged Gin

    After four years of selling a gin finished in a variety of different barrel types, all of which received COLA approval as gin, we decided to change our label. This new label (but the same gin) failed. The formula reviewer decided it MUST be classified as "Distilled Spirits Specialty". So the COLA could no longer be passed as GIN. I'm calling them now, and will report back here what I learn.
  2. Copperworks Distilling is looking for a full time production, retail sales, brand ambassador to come on board asap. Copperworks produces American Single Malt Whiskey, Gin, Cask Finished Gin, and Vodka all starting from a high-quality beer (without hops). Copperworks Distilling Company is located on the Seattle, WA waterfront across the street from the Great Wheel, and 2 blocks south of the Pike Place Market. Please visit our website at www.CopperworksDistilling.com to learn more about us. If we look like a good fit for you, please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Service@CopperworksDistilling.com by July 21, 2017. --------------------------------------------------- FT production/sales: Copperworks Distilling, Seattle Distiller, retail sales, and brand ambassador Copperworks Distilling, located on the Seattle waterfront, is looking for an intelligent, motivated, and enthusiastic person to join our team. As a successful distillery in a growth phase, Copperworks can offer significant opportunities within the company to the right individual. Come grow with us! In the cellar you will be primarily responsible for: · Assisting with contract wash production at our various partner breweries · CIP of fermenters, receivers, hoses, and fittings · Fermentation management and recording · Assisting with bottling · General cleaning and equipment maintenance (floors, forklift, ph meter, etc.) · Barrel management and recording In the stillhouse, you will assist with most aspects of production, including: · Assisting with the distillation of spirits · Charging stills to correct proof and volume · Cleaning stills · Logging distillation data during production · Transfering, weighing, and proofing spirits You will create a superlative customer experience by performing public and back-office duties, including: · Tasting room opening and closing procedures · Serving customers in the tasting room · Preparing orders for shipment and assisting in managing shipping supplies · Assisting in backroom inventory · Representing Copperworks at various events both on-site and at off-site locations Job Requirements: The ideal candidate is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and exhibits both a love for production and comfort in communicating with the public. Two years of cellar experience in a production distillery or brewery is preferred. · MAST Certified or certification within 60 days of employment · Working weekend days, holidays, and evenings will be required · 21 years of age or older · Valid driver’s license and can operate (or willing to learn to operate) a 26’ box truck · Ability to operate forklift, material lift, and pallet jack (training and certification provided) · Ability to lift at least 55 lb., move at least 180 lb., and work standing for several hours · Ability to work safely around chemicals, heights, loud noises, and wet environments · A strong interest in or passion for distilled spirits history, use, production, and science Benefits: Two weeks paid vacation Employee Discount on all products 401K (eligible to enroll after 12 months of employment) Salary dependent on experience
  3. Chemical tolerant hose

    Tom, Call Shanon at American Hose & Fittings (Now MFCP - Motion Flow & Control), in Kent, WA. He can help you. http://www.americanhose.com/inventory/index.php Jason
  4. Label applicators

    Just purchased our first Race labeler. Amazing customer service, and a great machine! When we had a problem with the initial label order curling as it came off the roll, Race stepped up to the plate and covered the cost of getting a new die so we could print the labels oriented in a different position. And they have always been there for us on the phone, as soon as we had a question. Can't say enough about the service. Still learning about the machine, but it's quality materials and construction. Once we have more labeling experience, I'll post more about how it works.
  5. Regulations on aging.

    Hi Stillwagon, It's so confusing, I'm amazed consumers ever know what they're buying! You're probably thinking of Straight whiskey, which does have to be in oak for a minimum of 2 years, and if it's in less than four, must state the age on the label. For everything you ever wanted to know about age statements, take a look at chapter 8 of the Beverage Alcohol Manual (BAM) here:
  6. Barrel Engraving - Laser

    Hello Few Spirits, I'm interested in what ink you use with your stencil. And do you brush, spray or roll it on? Thanks!
  7. Get your Federal Permit? How long did it take?

    I clicked "submit" on 3/1/13, and received my DSP on 4/5/13, for a total of 36 days. It took me 3 months to complete, and one phone call to the TTB. Fortunately, no changes were required. The WA state permit is taking a bit longer... Edited 5/25/13: We received our state permit on Tuesday, May 21. 63 days after applying. Now for the final inspection by the fire marshal. "T's" crossed, along with fingers. :-)
  8. Product suppliers

    It's a large file, so takes about 2 min to download on a fast bandwidth. Here's the way to browse to the link, if you want to go that direction: Go to the main ADI site at http://www.distilling.com/ Click "Publications" in the left-navigation bar. Right-click (Windows) the image of the "2012 Distillers' Resource Directory" and select "Save File As..." Hope this works for you.
  9. Product suppliers

    Not sure this is what you're looking for exactly, but it does have all the resources you mentioned. http://www.distilling.com/PDF/2012direct.pdf
  10. Wooden rickhouse design

    Thanks Mendodistilling. I've done what you suggested, and more. When I get mine built, I'll post photos and a material list I used.
  11. Wooden rickhouse design

    Anyone have experience in building a wooden rickhouse? I'm interested in hearing about the materials you used, how much it holds, and spacing recommendations between barrels--both from the side and from the top.
  12. Barrel palletizing

    Here is an image of one of many warehouses at Glen Grant in Scotland. They palletize most of their whiskey now. No mention of leaks. When it comes time to rack, they leave all the barrels banded together on the pallet, drill a hole through the top head, pump out the whiskey and then shortly thereafter pump in new make whiskey. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8598621295_c4ef3a1446_m.jpg
  13. Show me your business plan and I'll be able to answer that for you.
  14. 200 gallon still, almost done....

    I love the rivets. Very classic. Nice work!
  15. DSP TTB application

    I've had good luck with Jay McPherson from Compliance Service of America. (http://www.csa-compliance.com/) Expect to spend between $3-5K, depending on how much you do yourself.
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