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  1. Start up craft distillery in Austin, TX is looking to hire several part-time entry level Assistant Distillers to join our team. These positions will transition to full time as production ramps up. We are seeking individuals eager to be part of a vibrant small business poised to become a key player in the craft distilling industry. Job Description: The Assistant Distiller will work with the Head Distiller on all aspects of production, including milling grain, mashing, fermenting, and distilling spirits, as well as bottling, labeling and packaging the spirits. Assistant Distillers need to be able to work flexible hours and wear many hats, including giving distillery tours, berets and fedoras. The assistant distillery position will involve occasional evening hours and some weekends. Applicant Qualifications not required but those with experience will be given priority Previous distilling/brewing experience Background in chemistry or lab processes Strong mechanical background, ability to problem solve mechanical issues Experience in the beverage industry Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions Be precise, detail oriented, and organized Physical Requirements Ability to reach frequently with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch on concrete Ability to lift and/or move at least 50 pounds, employing traditional lifting methods Ability to work in physically taxing conditions and work in hot and cold conditions The applicant will be subject to a background check and must have a clean driver’s license. If interested, please submit a cover letter that includes a funny joke and also explains why you are the best candidate. Along with cover letter please also include your resume, 3 references and salary requirements to: Kris@stillaustin.com
  2. Very nice work. Interesting to hear your running a mash that thick through. Are you guys separating your off coming stillage or leaving it whole?
  3. some folks use a modified gas dispensing nozzle for filling barrels. They automatically shut off when full.
  4. if you search through back issues of Artisan Spirit Magazine there are articles detailing how to fill out your monthly TTB forms. Its not all the info you need but enough to get you started.
  5. Im shopping around for a great semi auto bottle label machine that can also print serial numbers on the label during the label process. Im using regular round bottles no taper 375 and 750. What are you all using out there? Any reccomendations? Anything I should stay away from?
  6. Good share brian. We use an LPS rated LPG truck at our facility
  7. Whiskycast did a great interview with Bruce Joseph from Anchor Distilling. Check it out. The interview starts at 21 minutes. https://whiskycast.com/episode-617-november-27-2016/
  8. Tony Ordile of Haines Fire Protection can provide you with a complete fire protection plan BUT it aint cheap. My suggestion is to do your homework, put together a plan yourself and wait for your local authorities to weigh in before you hire a pro consultant.
  9. Get a forklift. Unless you plan to build an uber micro distillery, which if you are filling 53 gal barrels this is not the case. Get a forklift. The only alternative is to build a rick house with a barrel elevator which will probably cost more than a forklift and is far less useful than a forklift
  10. Hi Yann, Welcome to the ADI forum. There is a wealth of knowledge to be found here and hopefully it can help guide you to success
  11. This water was based on corn whiskey production on a vendome still and cooker. Still condensor ran all day at around 1.5gpm. Cooker cooling ran at near 45gpm. Again all process cooling water was dumped. It was a very energy ineffiecent operation, but the water was damn near free. Glad to help you out 3d0g
  12. Hey Bull, Congrats on making it to your grand opening. Im interested to hear how it goes for you and some of the things you learn from it.
  13. at my last distillery we went through approx 60K gallons a month. 500 gal batches 5 times a week. All process cooling water was dumped after use. Lucky for us we were on a shared water meter with several other companies so we didnt have to directly foot the bill for all the dumped water.
  14. try contacting @Mead he sometimes posts aged whiskey for sale on the forum