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  1. Bottles for Sale

    Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913. Sorry, I should have mentioned that in my initial post.
  2. Bottles for Sale

    Hi All, I'm selling some overstock Glass. I have 9 pallets of O.I Pinch Grandure, 750mls bartop bottles at $1.70 per bottle shipped as well as 14 pallets of O.I Imperial 750mls bartop bottles for the same price. Price could be negotiable for bulk purchases of either one. Let me know if anyone is interested. Thanks
  3. Often Forgotten Equipment List

    "50 often forgotten pieces of Distillery equipment" "One currently lost Distillery article" Sorry, Not helpful at all, But it just seems pretty ironic to me.
  4. Cleaning the inside of copper still

    I use Caustic Soda to remove organic residue and then flush with cold water and Citric Acid to rinse and rejuvenate the copper.
  5. What do you do with your heads?

    I'm taking all of my heads and tails from the previous days run, And adding them to the beer well every morning and running them through the continuous column with the green beer. Most of the heads volatilize and gas off, while keeping my yield pretty consistent. I'm very meticulous about base line samples and didn't notice a single change in quality when I switched to this process. By doing this, I was able to gain an extra 53 Gallon barrel per day. This is just my opinion.
  6. vodka

    I could be mistaken, But I seem to recall Gabe Erenzo having a source for exactly what you're looking for.
  7. Column Still Whiskey Run Questions

    I'm wondering why your proof is decreasing. I'm running a 42' column with 24 plates and my proof is as stable as it comes, But I'm also running 3000 gallons a day through a beer well. Are you running a beer well, Or are you running straight from the fermenter? If you're running a beer well, It will keep the consistency of the run more stable. Hell, Even if you just agitate the fermenter it should help.
  8. Control state sales

    Thank you both for the tips. I've been looking into this for the past couple of days. I see piles of regulatory hoops to jump through in the next few weeks.
  9. Control state sales

    Hi all, Would anyone be willing to walk me through the process of getting listed in control states? I'm finding it very difficult to find a clear answer as to what licensing and paperwork needs to be completed in order to self distribute to these states. Thanks in advance
  10. Does everyone need a DSP?

    That's a lot better than a Drunken Sobbing Person.
  11. TTB stopped our production due to high proof

    As for TTB tolerance, You are allowed .3 across the board for any product, But that is lower, Not higher. For example say your product is 92.0 proof it can be no lower than 91.70 and absolutely no higher than 92.0. I don't want to sound rude in any way, But after having a distillery for 20 years I'm surprised that you weren't aware of this already.
  12. 400 Gallon Blending Tank

    I needed a tank just like that, But got to looking around and found a used Milk mixing tank for less that half of that price. It came with a single phase, 220v lightning mixer, jacketed cooling and it's own chiller. I see your right in the heart of dairy country. You might want to look around. I'm sure you could find the same thing pretty close, And save even more money if you pick it up.
  13. Boiler location

    I've always been under the same impression, That the boiler must be in a fire proof room of it's own. But I agree different states have different codes. In Wisconsin, I have a 200 HP hi pressure boiler installed in the distillery with zero protection around it, And the closest still is about 20 feet away.
  14. Strategies for getting started?

    Yes, That is correct. Also, It's not possible to purchase any sort of bulk spirit without a DSP.
  15. Strategies for getting started?

    I hate to even suggest this, Being as I'm so against NDP's, But there is a lot of really good bulk Bourbon available right now. It might be a good way to generate a positive cash flow while you are waiting to get set up. As a bonus, The TTB is running faster than ever as far as COLA's and formulas go.