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  1. Thanks for all the input, it's easy to get stuck on one website thinking it's your only option! We are getting transtore tanks that have 2" triclamp ports, and are reducing everything else (pump, hoses) down to 1.5" by just using a 2-->1.5" reducers on the tanks since it seems that 1.5" seems to be the standard size when it comes to FIP pumps, and also ordering a lot of hose it cuts down the cost. It's funny all the little stuff you forget you need til you actually trace your system and figure it out. Thanks again for the new resources!
  2. Sick thanks!!
  3. I'm looking for a piece that we only have one of, but need to buy about five more. Attached is a picture, but basically it is so we can incorporate a filter we use that is 1"OD 3/4"ID into our new system of using 1.5" hose with triclamp fittings. I have looked everywhere and cannot seem to find them! If anyone knows where I could find more it'd be much appreciated!
  4. I am looking for a pump similar to ones I've used before. I am looking for a mobile, variable, 3hp FIP pump with 2" fittings and cannot seem to find one. In my search, I am directed to companies that have one or two FIPs that don't quite fit our specifications. Is there a place with a larger catalog of pumps, or somewhere I can get a pump fitting these specifications? Thanks!
  5. The owner of my company is looking to buy a "Figgins Reciprocator" still and I was wondering if anyone in here has used one before. Does the unique double pot design into a single column run well? I don't quite get the point of having two pots and am curious about any advantages/disadvantages anyone may be aware of. Attached is a link to some info on it. Thanks! https://www.stilldragon.org/discussion/673/the-figgins-reciprocator
  6. Got one off of morewinemaking.com , it was about $150 instead of $400 and the guys on the bottling line love it. Especially if you have few people on the line and do large quantities step by step, it is super helpful. Thanks for your feedback everyone!
  7. http://www.piwine.com/italian-hand-held-heat-tunnel.html I found this tool to be remarkably helpful, but was wondering if anyone knew where to get it for under $400? Thanks!
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    I can't seem to get a clear answer from this one, excuse my ignorance on the subject. When creating a certain liqueur with my former employer, we treated sugars(maple syrup) and other additives(coffee and coffee extract) as water when proofing. I figured the relatively high density of these liquids may skew the results. They were off a bit from treating them like water and we found ourselves correcting with water when we got the results back from the lab with the seamless glass still that gave us a precise ABV. This was an enormous pain in the ass and we found ourselves going back to the lab the better part of ten times before we achieved the desired proof. TL,DR: What is the best solution to properly proofing liqueurs and spirits with added sugar? Thanks! Minogue
  9. That's a good question. If I'm not mistaken, it depends on the percentage of your own distilled spirit vs neutral spirit ratio. If you ask the TTB a few times, you may get the answer you are hoping to get eventually. They are happy to answer those questions, though you may get a different answer depending on which agent answers. Good luck!
  10. send a resume, including where you currently reside, to manager@bluestardistillery.com

  11. Production distiller looking to get back to work as soon as possible. 3+ years experience distilling a little bit of everything, mostly malt whiskey. I can provide a more detailed resume if you are interested! Message or email me for more info. Thanks for your time! Kyle kleclerc77@gmail.com
  12. Recently out-of-work distiller looking for a new opportunity. I have produced rums, malt whiseys, gins, brandies, vodkas, liqueurs and a wide range of unclassified 'spirits'. Also have been heavily involved of build out of a new operation. Strengths include distillery systems and production. Have also done my fair share of events, tours and brand ambassador work. Looking for a long term or short term gig. I've been offered other work in the alcohol industry but my passion lies in production. Also willing to consult if you need any advice in exchange for consulting references. Thanks for checking this out, I look forward to hearing from you! -Kyle kleclerc77@gmail.com
  13. I have 3+ years experience producing a multitude of products: malt whiskies, vodka, gin, rum, eau d' vies, liqueurs, and some experimental stuff as well. Heavily involved in every step of the process, including initial buildout and layout of distillery. Willing to relocate for the right opportunity. Please DM me for more info, thanks.
  14. Thanks for your input everybody it's greatly appreciated