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  1. Personally I've not tried one but all the reviews I've heard is that the spirit displays some positive characteristics of aging but some are missing leading to an odd flavor. Some reviews: TerraPURE: https://reviews.whiskeyfellow.net/2020/04/oz-tyler-kentucky-rye-review-tasting.html Cleveland Whiskey's proprietary process: https://distiller.com/spirits/cleveland-bourbon THEA Reactor: https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/american-whiskey/whiskey-review-round-lost-spirits-old-traditional-new-thea-whiskeys/
  2. https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/12/nielsen-reveals-top-alcohol-trends-for-2020/
  3. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2020/07/29/distilling-liquor-with-machine-learning-and-big-data/ Another fast aging technology:
  4. Just watched it. It was fun to see your place & your process/equipment. Funny thing - my wife asked me "Don't they have any inspectors there?" just before Gordon did. ha. I wish I could buy some here in the states, it would be an interesting whiskey to taste. Good job!
  5. For PA Ag Dept it's a minimum of a 2/3 bowl sink, hand wash sink, mop sink, bathroom with hand wash sink and mirror.There has to be a hand wash sink within a short distance (nothing solid, just the inspector's judgement) of any work/production area. If you have a huge facility then you probably need more than 1. The local health dept has the most say over these things though - and that will vary wildly. If you have the above setup you'll probably be ok. I will say for the Pittsburgh area (AGH county) we also had to have our plumbing inspected with water supply, drain and vent pipes having to meet certain requirements.
  6. Thanks - I appreciate the input. I'll give that a try next time.
  7. We use https://www.allamericancontainers.com/ for a similar style.
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_carbonate Yeah, I did not really present anything that meaningful other than the difference in pH. I don't think solubility matters if you mix the solution well, does it? It just has to be present. A base and acid interact in close proximity regardless of carrier solution, yes? Eventually the calcium hydroxide would flocculate where the calcium carbonate would stay in solution. So after time C. Carbonate would do a better job even though it's a lower pH?
  9. Thanks for the replies. And so down the rabbit hole I go. Below is a really good article on Soda Carbonate vs Soda Ash for pH and total alkalinity. The total alkalinity isn't relevant as that's not a part of my local water co's requirements. https://www.poolspanews.com/how-to/maintenance/soda-ash-vs-baking-soda_o And Soda Carbonate vs sodium hydroxide: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-sodium-carbonate-more-frequently-used-in-neutralising-acid-compared-to-sodium-hydroxide-despite-being-a-weaker-base pH level: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/bases-ph-d_402.html Calcium carbonate pH 9.4 Calcium hydroxide pH 12.4 So it looks like Calcium hydroxide is the correct route to follow to raise the pH the most, but it seems not to be working for me - maybe because my stillage is too acidic? (total acidity vs pH) This really is not a fun way to spend time since it's a waste product...
  10. As we scale up to full production I'm finding it hard to raise the pH of stillage before we dump it. I dumped more than a pound of calcium hydroxide in a 50g barrel of stillage and I barely raised the pH 0.2. I'm assuming that calcium hydroxide is probably the best wait to raise pH. Is there anything I'm missing? Cause it seems pretty expensive to raise the pH to where it needs to be before I can dump it.
  11. I second the mold suggestion. I had a batch from a local farmer and it was bad to begin with and went worse from there. If the corn wasn't properly dried out or it got humid in storage it will go bad quickly. The sucky thing part was that aside from losing a couple batches it was a test with Creole Orange corn. It had an awesome taste hidden behind the cardboard taste. Haven't had a chance to try it again.
  12. I don't know, but this is how I envision him working on this still:
  13. We got into it know that in 2-3 months the big players would fulfill demand at a much lower price point. We did ours via GoFundMe donations and gave everything away. Looking around now it's not hard to get sanitizer at local stores now. I doubt that anyone our size will be able to be competitive price wise with the big guys.
  14. The process isn't fun. Basically you follow the document. There's a few parts that aren't super clear but you'll figure it out. The pain part is that you you do a couple things and validate which take a few minutes to a few hours. Then you submit which take a few hours to a few days. You do that many times. I was able to complete in 2-3 days while only half paying attention.
  15. In PA most people I know are selling out since the state stores were closed but we were allowed to stay open. Which, oddly enough, is where the only distillery to shutdown I know of happened: https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/05/12/bald-hills-distillery-dover-close-due-coronavirus-concerns/3120363001/
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