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  1. if you have any questions you can reach me directly at my, or my business partners email.

    Alan: alanchristopher89@gmail.com

    mike: seminoles377@yahoo.com

  2. Poll: Do you clarify your molasses

    We use blackstrap - do not clarify.
  3. Rhum Agricole

    I don’t have experience with Agricole, but our yeast is similar and your temps seem a little low. We ferment in the 90s, otherwise the yeast take forever to finish out a ferment.
  4. Selling contract produced spirits to NY based client

    We are considering taking on a contract for a client based in New York. Clearly, we can't sell this volume of spirits to someone who doesn't have a federal wholesaler's permit, and we'll probably need some sort of out of state shipper's permit to ship to NY. What I'm not sure about and can't seem to get a clear answer from the state is whether our client needs to have a NY distributor's license, or if the wholesaler's permit is sufficient for us to sell their contracted filled bottles to them. Does anyone have experience in this area or advice you can share?
  5. Telemarketing scam

    We got this call too. I used to get these pay to play calls all the time when I worked in pharma. It's definitely a real deal, but it's not an earned media thing. Not worth it - even when you've got a multi-million dollar budget...
  6. "Would you like fries with that?" Moments

    We found a local mixer company to partner with and sell their products. The make great products with a similar philosophy to ours, and they've improved sales of our clear rum by 50%, since it's one stop shopping for a lot of folks. I resisted mixers for a long time, but we just had to find the right partner who makes a quality product line for it to make sense. Also, Also, Groupon helped us increase retail sales significantly. I'd recommend at least considering a deal with them if you haven't already.
  7. South Carolina Distributors

    Hey folks - we're looking to get our first distributor signed up (we're in a control state and haven't needed one here since NC handles all distribution). I'm looking for recommendations on distributors to approach in SC. And for that matter, any you'd suggest avoiding. I know it's fight for space right now, but any leads or anecdotes about your experience will be very helpful as we approach this market. Thank you!
  8. I may be interested in one of the agitators. Could you give me some more information on them? Assuming they're air powered? Tri-clamp compatible/size? any other dimensions or rating information? Finally - what are you hoping to get for them?
  9. Interesting article on Sherry Barrels

    Anyone using (or planning to use) Sherry barrels in your maturation programs? This article provides an insightful view into what sherry barrels are and what they are not. https://www.whiskynotes.be/sherry-casks-in-the-whisky-industry.pdf?pdf=sherry-casks
  10. Sweet Potato Puree Suppliers

    I have a client who's asked us to produce a spirit that includes sweet potatoes as a base for the fermentation. I have a supplier lined up recommended by our client, but they're expensive and I want to see if I can get his cost per bottle down. Does anyone know of any sweet potato puree suppliers you can recommend? I'd also take recommendations for steamed sweet potatoes, since we can easily shred them or mash them up. I appreciate any leads you can send my way.
  11. Private Label Estimate and Contract Examples

    Been a long time since I've been around here, but glad to be back. I have a client who has approached us about private label production (read: contract manufacturing) for a product. We've looked at a few pricing models to guide our estimate/quote for him, but I wanted to see if anyone else had a contract or estimate template you'd be willing to share. Just want to see what others have done and to be sure we haven't omitted anything from our cost estimates. Thanks for your help.
  12. Filter for bottling line - dealing with barrel char

    We did a post mortem and this is exactly what happened. We backflushed with very hot water and we're able to clean out the cartridges effectively. We're going to pre filter coming out of the barrel now.
  13. Filter for bottling line - dealing with barrel char

    We just began bottling our first barrel aged product, and it's turned out great. We did have a fair amount of troubleshooting we had to do during bottling, primarily related to the in line filters we use to prevent particles from finding their way into bottles. We use an enolmatic filler with the in line filter attached. For our clear Rum, we use a .5 micron filter, but for the aged spirits, we use a 1 micron filter. During the bottling of our Amber rum, we got through the first ~200 bottles before our QA checks identified some char particles in a bottle. We paused and back flushed the filter and the rest of the system in an effort to clean it. Ultimately, we just switched to a second cartridge filter to finish the bottling run, but now we have two filters that are full of barrel char particles. Does anyone have advice on how to effectively clean these filter cartridges?

    Good looking tanks there! Over our capacity, but they sure look good.
  15. Recall plan

    Good article on this topic from the latest edition of Artisan Spirit. Here's a link: https://issuu.com/artisanspiritmag/docs/artisanspirit_issue018_web/95 Probably won't have the full detail you'll need for the insurance company, but it'll give you the broad concepts.