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  1. indyspirits


    That's really close to what we use. We went broke on our purple flexwing for distillery ops. And don't even talk about platinum cured silicone for at-proof spirits. Had to cheap out somewhere.
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    oil in steam boiler

    Yup, regular ole Dawn dishwashing detergent. Obviously not full strength. Basically you're cleaning out any oils resulting from the piping work. Dawn is fantastic for that and lots of other things. I'm most interested in the grease/oil cutting attributes.
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    oil in steam boiler

    Dawn detergent is what our boiler guy initially used. Some use TSP but it's verboten in some jurisdictions.
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  5. indyspirits

    Label Design

    We've recently investigated this for short "single barrel" runs. Per label price quote for full color is about $.003 / square inch for ink only. You do have the ability to print onto blank, die cut labels. You're looking at about $3k for a printer. If you use an auto-applicator you'd need to either re-config your printer or re-roll the printed labels. We didn't care for the label stock either -- look & feel like what you'd find on a jar of preserves at the local farmer market -- either too shiny or too matte. We never got to the point of durability testing. For us, at least, it just wasn't worth the hassle. Our current label printer, @BlueLabelDigitalPrinting will do very short runs for a min investment of about $200 or a bit under a buck a label. Expensive? Yes, but when factoring in all the faffing around required to print in-house it makes the investment seem more worthwhile.
  6. indyspirits

    50ml Contract Packaging

    We're looking to contract out packaging of 50 ml containers. Any advice on where to start?
  7. Just FYI -- SR is not their rum yeast.
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    Calculating PPM of licorice root in gin formula?

    This is extremely odd... moreso since we got that exact verbatim request and our FOLA submission doesn't have licorice root in it...
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    Big Fish?

    This certainly doesn't seem compelling:
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    In House Label Printing

    Excellent. Thanks for the advice!
  11. indyspirits

    In House Label Printing

    Can you run die cut labels through it? How durable are the labels in terms of color fastness?
  12. You can make your own gasket with RTV silicone. Simply apply a fat bead of RTV silicone to lid, a nice layer of petroleum jelly to the barrel and gently set the lid on. Let it cure overnight.
  13. indyspirits

    In House Label Printing

    Does anyone here user printers from Primera (or any other vendor for that matter) when printing short runs? We've started to do single-barrel programs with local chains who invariably request special labels. Short 300 label runs are cost prohibitive from our current vendor Blue Label (with whom we're very happy). Anyone?
  14. indyspirits

    Filling Equipment & Different Spirits

    Sure. Wash filler appropriately. We do keep a distinct filter for each spirit type.
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    How many of each bottle size

    We didnt (and still dont) sell 1L or 1.75L. Rather we do about 90% 750ml and 10% 375ml. The number depends on the MOQ from your vendor -- probably a pallet of each.