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  1. jeffw

    Warning-Atlas Barrel Fraud

    Received my Atlas barrels. They were definitely late but they did come and appear to be in good condition. Hopefully they clear their backlog soon. Cheers, Jeff
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    Lessons in Barrel Aging

    Angel's Envy is not bourbon or rye, lookup the COLA. You will need formula approval and realize you are not bourbon or rye.
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    Lessons in Barrel Aging

    Just to be clear. Bourbon put into used cooperage (even after aged in new cooperage) is no longer bourbon. If bourbon touches anything other than new cooperage it is now whiskey or a distilled spirits specialty (per frustrating conversations with the TTB).
  4. It is fully adjustable, so it shouldn't consistently under-fill...
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    International Shipping

    Random note, you need special pallets. Many countries require treated wood or plastic pallets, not the standard stuff you get things on...
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    Warning-Atlas Barrel Fraud

    We have been slow to get our barrels from them (if they are coming). That said, we ordered from them last year and our barrels are great. Hopefully it all gets sorted out. Cannot say that I am not a little nervous. They have or had a real production facility.
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    Bourbon and Rye Whiskey in barrels

    Would love to get a sample of your bourbon for sale. jjwalsh01@gmail.com
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    Filtration During Barrel Harvest

    https://www.gwkent.com/tc-long-sock-screen-gasket.html I use this through a 1.5” x12” spool connected to my hose. I simple barrel wand from tcw in front of it. Dump the last bit directly into tank through a collander.
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    Filtration During Barrel Harvest

    You can get a tri-clamp mesh sock at a lower mesh and then that problem disappears. Assuming you are just talking about protecting the pump. GW Kent has one that I have been using. I tried going 100 mesh and had a similar problem, just gave up and went to 40 (I think).
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    Bourbon and Rye Whiskey in barrels

    Who are you buying 50 gallon barrels from? I see you said ISC on the 53s but you have 50s with 62.5 pg listed on your sheet. Cheers, Jeff
  11. I heard that the shear pumps couldn’t handle corn (though it was suggested if you soak it for a few days it could). That threw that out the window. The shear mixer sounded cool, but when I spoke to the company rep from the artisan article they just didn’t have the knowledge of our industry to get the requirements dialled in to my satisfaction.
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    Proofing....hydrometer vs Anton Paar

    Snap 50 is also not precise enough. The snap 50 is .1 v/v%, they told me it needs to be .01 v/v%, though I think it would only need to be .05 v/v. Nothing cheap and easy, cough up money or use a hydrometer and thermometer.
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    What ever happened to iStill?

    That lab still is pretty bad ass. What is pricing like for that?
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    minerals in mash water

    Mash Bill: 1400 pounds corn, 300 pound wheat, 200 pounds rye, 150 pounds malt; 800 gallons of water and 350 g of calcium chloride, 500ml sebHTL, 200ml sebFlo, 300ml sebGL. At 35 ppm, it seems like the calcium in the grain would bump you up to around 80, which should be fine. I guess I have been doing it because I would when home brewing to balance chlorides to sulfates. In brewing, however, the boil would dissipate most of the chlorides (I think). In distillation I suppose it might come over as a medicinal taste (though I haven't noticed this). I don't think bumping up the calcium would be necessary (maybe even harmful), just checking with smarter people...
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    minerals in mash water

    What are people using to bump up their calcium? People bumping up this number or fermenting as is? Local water is 35 ppm calcium. I run a sediment/carbon filter before mash cooker. I have bumped up with calcium chloride and not and can't say I see any difference one way or the other.