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  1. That's what I wasn't understanding. Juniper is on the extract/oil list, but not the spice/botanical list. So I need to do something extra if I'm not using the extract? I'm not enjoying this specific rabbit hole of the distilling regs.
  2. This is my first foray into the GRAS list. I would appreciate a little guidance on this. So I've found a couple "GRAS" lists. I want to make sure I get this right: PART 182—SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE Has a section called: 182.20 Essential oils, oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates). For instance Angelica root is on that list. So I'm free to use it in gin without any extra dispensation from the TTB/FDA? I just include it on the formula and all's good? The reason I ask is that there is also a section: PART 184—DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE It looks more like a list of additive chemicals. So I should not be concerned as it doesn't really apply, yes? Sorry for the rather sophomoric question, just want to make sure I do this right and not miss something. I don't want to start making something then realize I have to dump it because I screwed up a simple detail. Thanks!
  3. https://abc13.com/worker-with-blender-sparks-blast-at-vodka-distillery/2609609/
  4. Also: https://www.theedgesingapore.com/native-ad-opx-lifestyle/beauty-blending
  5. Not the article you requested, but something interesting none the less: https://www.womenscocktailcollective.com/
  6. It was more the "puddle of mud" comment that got me. I guess you could interpret deep tails as that. Agreed. If he's going to trash someone he could at least offer something to help them improve. Simply saying "you suck" isn't especially helpful.
  7. How would you interpret these reviews. What are the issues? He's thinking it's late cuts into tails. I'm not sure that's it or there are other issues. I know it's kinda hard without tasting the spirits themselves. As an FYI, neither are my products. "puddle water" and "heavily earthy notes" https://malt-review.com/2019/02/11/blaum-bros-straight-bourbon-whiskey/ https://malt-review.com/2018/12/15/chicago-distilling-company-blind-tiger-bourbon/
  8. Or is it more like this: http://adiforums.com/topic/9481-sediment-in-finished-bottles/?tab=comments#comment-56524
  9. See if you can have him send a picture. It will help with understanding the issue. Is it spots or is it more like this:
  10. Sorry not trying to beat him up, just making sure he understand that the problem he's trying to solve is an edge case, not something that is common. UAHJoe I'll PM my reply.
  11. It's may be chill haze due to the fats in the walnuts. https://homedistiller.org/wiki/index.php/Chill_Filtering How to tell: If you warm it up and it goes away then it's the fats hazing over. Like SickFloss said, either up your ABV or chill filter. Chill filtering may effect the flavor some. Not a fun decision.
  12. So part 2 of that is that most distilleries, if they ferment on the grain distill on the grain. They wouldn't lauter off at that point. They either go grain off after mashing or go through the entire distilling process grain on.
  13. There isn't any alcohol in the grains before fermentation. Do you mean liquid separation? Are you developing a device to dewater grains?
  14. We have a similar climate around here. If you're storing in a concrete floor warehouse you're likely having issues with low humidity. I know at least one local place that had to install humidifiers to bring it up. I believe I remember reading that humidity should be 60%+ for optimal storage. Is your proof going up or down? Proof going up is a good indicator that you're too dry.
  15. So you're asking one of the hardest question in business. What is it worth? There aren't going to be any simple answers. It sounds like the business isn't that successful. If that's true then I would go in with more of a equipment replacement cost estimate (FFE - Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment). The IP (name, licenses, etc) aren't worth much of anything as they are a small business. You could ask for an asset sale (FFE only) and ignore the rest. It's fairly common with small businesses. Revenue, not sales. HUGE difference. If the person has lost money then the true value of the business is basically 0. A lot of people selling say "look at the potential". That potential, in all honesty, is what you're going to be putting into it. So they are getting you to pay for the work YOU are going to be doing. Aside from the cost of the business, do you understand if it's the right business for you? If the business isn't that successful do you understand why? If so do you have the skillset(s) to fix it? or the money to hire person/people with the right skillset(s)? Starting from scratch sucks, but it beats buying a bad company and riding it down. Do you think if you started a new company from scratch would you be in a better position in 3-5 years? The best person to speak to is a local accountant or lawyer that is well versed in small business sales or a sales broker. There's way too many items that would affect the value of the business. Think about it this way: The MORE work/money YOU are going to have to put into it the LESS money it's worth. The LESS work/money YOU are going to have to put into it the MORE money it's worth.
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