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  1. Finished Product Storage and Exemption

    How I would be able to keep bugs or dust from getting into them.
  2. Finished Product Storage and Exemption

    My fire marshal is fine, it's the building inspections office that is raising all the concerns. It also blew their minds that I'm going to do open fermentation. Also Skaalvenn for got to respond to your last comment. It's my building inspections office saying M occupancy, when my architect did his write up and sent it to them, he referenced me as F-1.
  3. Finished Product Storage and Exemption

    Skaalvenn, I've searched every key term I can think and came up bust on the forums. Thatch/bluefish, I know of that exemption (IBC table 307.1(1), but it reads that it is for retail and wholesale sales occupancies. Were you able to get your AHJ to buy into letting you use that exemption?
  4. Hi All, I'm working with my city officials so I can get started up and am having some road blocks that I'd like to ask everyone about. 1) Are any of you being forced to have a separate enclosed "controlled area" for your finished packaged products? My officials are insistent that I do so. I've been to several different distilleries and have never seen this. 2) Is there an exemption in the IFC or IBC for bottled products? I have the one for spirit in barrels and I could swear I've seen a bottle exemption mentioned on other threads but I searched through and couldn't find it. 3) Is all of your equipment UL listed? I wasn't aware of this stipulation, is this common or is my city just being extra strict? Are there any ways around this? 4) They are currently trying to classify me as an M occupancy, I know in most cases distilleries are F-1. Should I roll with it and go with M occupancy or correct them to F-1? Thanks in advance for the help and input!
  5. Mashing Off Site

    I'm looking into the possibility of having a local brewery mash my whiskey and then transfer it to my DSP. Has anyone done this? In my reading I don't recall anything baring this but I might have missed something. It's only going to be a handful of times until I get my mash tun and heating system setup. I also would do the yeast pitching. Any input is welcome.
  6. Electric Steam Generator

    Has anyone looked into using an electric steam generator for heating their mash tun and/or still? I'm just starting to look at this option and wanted to see if anyone has experience on the matter. A boiler would be great, but I'm in a rental space in which I don't plan to stay in past 3-5 years and I'd also be responsible for installing and subsequently removing everything I alter while I occupy the space. This seems like a reasonable alternative to get the steam heating I desire and still keep my impact on the space low.
  7. Distributors marketing contribution$$

    The distributor I've been in discussion with as I get close to having my first product ready has told me we'd go 50/50 on marketing materials (posters, signs, table tents, etc). Now that's not in writing so could change when paper hits pen but I'm still an optimist enough to believe they'll follow through on their word.
  8. TTB Application Consultants - worth the money $$ ??

    It's not all that bad if you know what you're doing and the information needed. I considered getting a Bev Law firm to assist with mine but in the end to save money I did it myself. From start to finish, I got my DSP in 4 days. There are little examples and hints along the way to help clarify what information they are asking for.
  9. Interested. Sent you an email.
  10. Get your Federal Permit? How long did it take?

    Application submitted 8/21/17 Approved 8/24/17 I don't know what leprechaun wearing horse shoes and dressed in lucky rabbits feet I stumbled across.
  11. 50 Gallon Copper Still for Sale

    Where are you located?
  12. 26 Gal Still & Fermentation Tanks

    Hi Denise, I'm interested in this. Do you have dimensions and weights of the pieces so I could estimate shipping or could you look into shipping them to NW Minnesota?
  13. Going out of business******

    Year and model of Hyster forklift? Hours on machine?
  14. Fermentation Temp Control

    Hi All, I'm curious to know what people are doing for controlling their fermentation temperature. I've been looking at the different options available while shopping for my fermenters. Do you use tanks with dimpled or channeled jackets already built into them? Do you wrap a tank blanket around them and use that? (here's a link to one particular site that I've been looking at for this option http://www.powerblanket.com/fermentation-cooling) Do you have glycol in your jacket or cooling water? In my view glycol would be concerning because of the possibility of a leak. Or maybe you don't do any temperature control at all and let the variability add another element to your product? I've obviously geared this towards cooling the fermenters as they will warm as fermentation proceeds, but perhaps some of you heat your fermenters instead of cooling. Interested in hearing what everyone thinks and how they handle temperature control during fermentation. Thanks!
  15. Often Forgotten Equipment List

    Wet, That is exactly the one I was talking about, thank you very much! I've accounted for all the listed items but it's just nice to have it for reference as I move forward.
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