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A client of ours is interested in having malt whiskey produced for them so they'll have some aged stock available if/when they launch their own distillery. It would a custom mashbill, as they aim to explore some unique heritage and local malt (which they would source if needed). The client also has some transparency requirements as they have a carbon-offsetting and environmental accountability component to their business plan. The volume is still in flux, but it would be somewhere between 50-150 barrels depending on pricing/availability. They are based in Pacific Northwest but are open to other pitches. The timeline is soon, but not immediate If you've got some malt whiskey capacity, please message me and we can discuss the project further.
I'm running into a lot of difficulty recently with my distillation/ fermentation. The symptoms are early onset of feints/ tails. I have tried increasing reflux in the still to continue the hearts cut but it isn't working. I have tried less reflux too. Fermentation appears to be good. Grain bill - 100% barley malt Starting gravity 1.061 Final gravity 0.997. Estimated ABV 8.38%. Final PH 4.19 Distillation Still - 250 litre pot with 3 plated column with dephlegmator. Heads and foreshots are compressed at the begining of the run - 100% reflux for 30 minutes and heads collected slowly afterwards. Cut is determined by taste a smell. Hearts- relfux is reduced and heating of pot is increased. Cut is determined by taste and smell. The average abv i was collecting before this was 81% ABV. I can achieve above 81% ABV initially but the abv drops fairly suddenly when about 25% of the expected hearts cut is obtained. The product becomes feinty after this point. I have checked the still for leaks but all the gaskets look fine. Any advice?
firstname.lastname@example.org posted a topic in Help WantedDistillery Production Staff Member – The Virginia Distillery Company The Virginia Distillery Company is seeking a Distillery Production Staff member to assist in distilling single malt spirit from 100% malted barley at our Lovingston, VA distillery. This person will be trained in the distillery’s particular production procedures including, but not limited to, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment. This person’ primary focus will be on producing single malt spirit at the direction of the Master Distiller and in coordination with other members of the production staff. Specific Responsibilities: Once trained, execute the distillery’s particular methods of milling, mashing, fermentation, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment, among other duties. Log and maintain detailed records of each phase of distilling for compliance and quality control purposes. Represent the brand in a respectful and appropriate manner at all times, both on and off the production floor. Take pride in maintaining a clean and orderly distillery at all times. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in sciences related to fermentation and/or distilling; experience in a related field may substitute for education at the discretion of the hiring manager A willingness to learn a unique standard operation procedure that may differ from prior experience Prior experience with machinery including pumps, steam generation and transmission systems, air compressors and/or glycol refrigeration systems. Strong organizational and time management skills Attention to detail Live in the Charlottesville or Lovingston area A passion for the history and science of whisky distillation Desired Qualifications: Prior whisk(e)y production experience; experience producing other craft beverages may substitute at the discretion of the hiring manager A positive attitude and willingness to learn a fascinating and centuries-old method of distilling the finest single malt whisky. This is a salaried, full-time position working exclusively at the Lovingston, VA production facility. The distillery will operate on eight-hour shifts, and the position does include the opportunity for overtime pay as well as paid time off. A background check and drug screen may be required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter as well as a resume to email@example.com. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications.