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  1. Huffy2k

    What am I getting into?

    You're going to hear lots of stories about endless days, government bureaucracy, unexpected costs, trouble getting distribution/sales. Don't let the horror stories scare you away but do take note of all the troubles others have faced. Would I have actually pulled the trigger on this business if I knew all the obstacles I'd have to clear to get it up and running? I don't know actually... That said, I'm glad I was a bit naive and moved forward. Take note of the troubles of others and include contingencies in your plan in the event you run into similar walls.
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    Warning-Atlas Barrel Fraud

    We too had a delayed shipment with Atlas. Remington seems to be a very nice guy and we are very happy with the barrels we eventually got from them. Unfortunately, late shipments on barrels is a serious problem for small distillers who may not have the storage capacity for finished spirits. Production can be impacted if you can't continue to run your still because you don't have any available storage tanks if you couldn't barrel. Sounds like they still have an issue with order backlog and timely delivery. Hopefully they can clear up their production backlog and start delivering orders in a timely manner. They do make a quality barrel.
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    Grain in mash pump

    US FIP, great service, great pump!
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    Hopped whiskey??

    Peat is not a flavoring, it's a method of malt production. Peated whiskeys should be ok even with the most over zealous ttb official.
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    Forum malware?

    Upon visiting this site on my phone this morning, I was immediately redirected to a spam site ("Congratulations...") that I could not back out of. Every time I re-started Chrome on my phone I was directed to this spam site. Eventually, I had to uninstall and reinstall Chrome on my phone to allow me to access the interwebs. Anyone else experience this from a mobile device?
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    Operating Hours

    Different from state to state.
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    Food in tasting room

    Prepackaged meats and cheese with just a very small profit margin for us. Mainly as a service to our customers that would like to have a bite with their cocktails.
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    Wheated Rye

    We also do a wheated rye, but at only 13% wheat, it's not exactly a high wheat rye. We love the slight softness that wheat adds to our bourbon and rye.
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    Sourcing Talent

    I think the owner/distiller model is the way to go personally. It tends to guarantee consistency across your products because the owner is not going anywhere looking for a big raise! Have seen several distilleries go through numerous distillers and it really affects the consistency of their products imo.
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    Barrel Filling Cane

    Have you looked into a portable gantry crane? You could use it to lift barrels off the floor scale after weighing and then onto your racks? A quick Google turned this up: https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/material-handling/hoists-cranes/cranes-portable-trailer/folding-floor-crane-with-telescopic-boom-4000-lb-capacity?infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjsmqhOL72QIVAVgNCh3vbQQhEAQYASABEgLiHfD_BwE
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    New barrel providers?

    Haven't used ISC as they only make 53 gallon barrels but an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up for Kelvin barrels!
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    Spirits Competitions

    In my dreams I dream of submitting 2 bottles of Pappy, poured into my own bottles and entered into the under 2 years category, just to read the tasting notes from the so called "experts" that point out the faults of small barrel aging... I can dream can't I?
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    Canned Cocktails?

    https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/03/beam-suntory-collaborates-on-bottled-cocktail-range/ Timely article...
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    Point of Sale System

    Another thumbs up from us for the Clover system!
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    300Gal pot still

    Also, check out Jesse at Trident Stills. We love our 300 gallon Trident pot still.
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