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  1. Our last COLA was two days. Straight up simple rye whiskey.
  2. How long have you been waiting? Did it require a sample? Our formula approvals rarely extend past a week. Often much less.
  3. We have quite a few 53 and 30 gallons barrels. These all have been recently dumped having held bourbon. 53s are from either Kelvin, ISG or Speyside with #3 char 30s are from Barrel Mill with #4 char $100 each. Minimum order 4 barrels. We'll palletize and arrange freight to your distillery or garden shop or wherever.
  4. Our distillery was on a street with city steam... approx $125k to connect (it did require closing the street during connection along with all of the regulators & equipment to get it to LP steam) and then you had to contract with the city to purchase steam, the minimum amount was WAY more than we needed. Even when used for heat in the facility the initial outlay simply wasn't economically logical. It certainly sounded like a great approach initially.
  5. If you don't have a doc you'll need a forktruck You can run the math for all of these. In the midwest NG is less than anything else. I believe they mean literally directly fired -- as in an open flame beneath the pot. Less efficient than any other method of heating, and yes, I think it would be difficult to gain approval from your local permitting folks. If you can afford steam, go with steam. There are folks here that will sing the virtues of the water bath. Just pull our your high-school physics book and calculate how long it will take to heat up. Time is your enemy in the distilling world.
  6. My money is on "not true".
  7. Bought a gallon of this. Decided to go a different route. Yours shipped for $75. About $125 shipped from sovereign.
  8. We went with a smaller yamada with an aluminum air motor, stainless bits & pieces, and teflon seals & balls. Handily enough it came with an attached grounding strap. We paid about a grand on ebay after shipping. It was the NDP-20BST. Great little pump.
  9. For starters, Taylor, doesn't need to be a douchebag. Second, the most valuable comment is: More than anything this tells me the tails cut went too deep. If that is in fact the case (and god knows there are so many whiskey "experts" out there, Taylor evidently being one of them) then his other comments have merit. However, I have never, ever heard of "puddle water". That's him trying to be cute. Reviews like this couldn't be less helpful.
  10. My question is.... why bother? There are so many other time consuming tasks. We just let it go and now it has that nice worn-penny patina.
  11. I dont know of a single large distiller that lauters except for single malt. Of those that do, 100% are direct immersion. There's no value in lautering if you dont have to OR if the product quality suffers because of not doing it.
  12. But I don't think it's leaking -- on the majority of these bbls there is no visible leaking, so it must be evap or loss into staves.
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