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  1. Paul, I don't believe that TTB has ever specified a size for the "oak container" required for aging. This proposal seems to be moving towards defining a big barrel (cylindrical and approximately 50 gallons) as the only acceptable "container". Currently a 1 gallon oak box could have been used if you could keep it from leaking. This definitely seems to be targeting small distilleries and alternative oak processes (i.e. the squarrel).
  2. Honestly, I wouldn't mind barrel statements as we already note the use of "small casks" on a couple of our labels. Our tours go into detail on our barrel program and our steady upward progression in barrel size. We are transparent that we've used small barrels and own the fact they allowed us to build a business by having a good product to sell in under 2 years. I'd much rather see TTB enforce existing laws on whiskey age statements. I see so many NAS labels from distillers that claim to distill themselves, are only a year or two old and yet have no age statement on their whiskey.
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    Tuesday Morning Insurance Tidbit - HNOA

    My brain hurts! 😁 Thanks for the detailed update Aaron!
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    Spirit Storage Vessels (Small Volume)

    Paul at affordable distilling carries stainless steel receiving tanks. These work well and are affordable. Here's a link to their 50 gallon tank. https://shop.distillery-equipment.com/collections/moonshine-distilling-equipment/products/50-gallon-receiving-tank-transfer-barrel-ss304 In addition, we purchased a bunch of 30 gallon stainless steel drums from Janszen discount products. Just put these on a movers dolly and they can be moved around very easily. https://www.usedstainlesssteelbarrels.com/product-category/stainless-steel-barrels/new-barrels/
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    How are you cleaning bottles

    What are the tax consequences of using gns to rinse? Are you reporting that as a loss?
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    Transfer in Bond Application Turnaround

    I believe it only took a few weeks for our TIB to be approved. Looks like I submitted application on 7/14/2017 and received approval on 7/25/2017.
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    from Copper to Cooper to Copper still

    Hey Loren, we're looking forward to tasting the whiskey we get out of your barrels! All the best to you as you embark on your distilling adventure!
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    Reusing condenser water for mashing

    We do exactly this! Works great. +1 on the suggestion above to use only PVC or pex rated for temp.
  9. I dunno, seems kind of proprietary to share on a public forum I guess. I realize we're here to help but I'd just feel more comfortable sharing via pm.
  10. Shoot me a PM with your email and I'll fill you in on how we dealt with that same issue.
  11. Silk, we do a bourbon cream with Ultrapure as the base cream. It's been very well received. The tote (actually a tote sized bag on a pallet contained in a cardboard outer shell) really pushes our equipment handling equipment to the limit though. We debated about doing this last year given the MOQ but decided to go for it and ended up selling out of everything way earlier than we planned. We will probably do 2 separate tote deliveries this year.
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    Feeling very pleased with my efforts

    Congrats Pete! We've got a peated rye coming out soon, until your post I had not known of any other peated ryes. Glad to hear it was well received!
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    Boiler Installation Costs

    Our boiler install was definitely the biggest surprise during our buildout. I have a 1mm BTU Rite Boiler and the installation cost (which included a lot of on-site custom welding and piping) was about $40k.
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    Hello from Argentina!

    Hello Mato! Welcome and good luck with your endeavor. I'm not sure of your plans and whether you are planning on distilling professionally or as a hobby. Given your mention of a pressure cooker, I'm wondering if this is more of a hobby for you. In that case, www.homedistiller.org contains a wealth of information for novice distillers and may be worth a look.
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    Best Options for Online Sales

    You could check out Big Fish (bfspirits.com) for retail sales in Illinois as well as Libdib.com for sales to license holders in NY and CA.
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