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  1. JNorris

    Changes to CFR

    Here is a PDF checklist to aid you in making beneficial comments: https://www.regulations.gov/docs/Tips_For_Submitting_Effective_Comments.pdf and please make comments on all issues that affect you.
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  4. JNorris

    Looking for a scale....

    This was a few years ago now and one job ago, but I believe it was .1 or .2.
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    Looking for a scale....

    I called up one of my local scale distributors/companies and asked if they had any used scales that would fit my application. I ended up with a pallet scale, delivered, installed and calibrated for less than $400. Of course, I was around an agricultural area so that probably helped.
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    Question re: 27 CFR 19.489 (case labeling)

    Here is what the CFR specifically requires for domestic cases: (a)Mandatory marks. Except for cases marked in accordance with § 19.496, a proprietor must mark in accordance with § 19.483 the following information on each case of spirits filled in processing: (1) Serial number in accordance with § 19.490; (2) Kind of spirits in accordance with the classes and types of spirits set forth in part 5 of this chapter; (3) The distilled spirits plant number where bottled; (4) Date filled; (5) Proof; and (6) Liters or proof gallons. Indy - if you use Whiskey Systems, as noted in another thread, the system generates these labels for you to print on an avery label stock.
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    TTB forms for change in ownership?

    "When certain changes occur in ownership, plant, or operations: 27 CFR 19.112 requires that a DSP file an amended registration application on form TTB F 5110.41 or by letterhead notice with NRC permission; and 27 CFR 19.126 requires an amended operating permit on form TTB F 5110.25 Application for Operating Permit (or letterhead notice): Name of proprietor, 27 CFR 19.113 for Registration and 27 CFR 19.128 for Permits; Trade name, 27 CFR 19.129 (Permit only); Stockholders, 27 CFR 19.114 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.130 (Permit); Officers or directors, 27 CFR 19.115 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.131 (Permit); Proprietorship, 27 CFR 19.116 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.132 (Permit); Partnerships, 27 CFR 19.117 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.133 (Permit); Location, 27 CFR 19.118 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.134 (Permit); Premises, 27 CFR 19.119 (Registration only); Operations, 27 CFR 19.120 (Registration), 27 CFR 19.135 (Permit); Production procedure 27 CFR 19.121 (Registration only); or Construction or use of buildings and equipment 27 CFR 19.122 (Registration Only)." § 19.114 Changes in stockholders or persons with interest. The proprietor must notify TTB of any changes in the list of stockholders or persons with interest that was filed with TTB as required by § 19.93. If the change results in a change of control, the proprietor must file form TTB F 5110.41, Registration ofDistilled Spirits Plant, within 30 days of the change. If the change does not cause a change of control, the proprietor: (a) May file a letterhead notice to amend the registration; (b) May file the amended notice on May 1 of each year rather than within 30 days of the change, or on any other date that theappropriate TTB Officer may approve; and (c) Must incorporate all changes submitted by letterhead notice in the next TTB F 5110.41 filed. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/19.114 Hope this helps.
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    Aging whiskey

    § 19.484 Marks on packages filled in production or storage. (a)Packages filled in production or storage. Except as otherwise provided in this part, a proprietor must mark packages of spirits filled in production or storage with: (1) The name of the producer, or the producer's trade name, in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section; (2) The distilled spirits plant number of the producer, such as “DSP-KY-708”; (3) The kind of spirits or, in the case of distillates removed under § 19.307, the kind of distillate such as “Grape Distillate” or “Peach Distillate”; (4) The package identification number; (5) “BSA” or “OC” when spirits are treated with caramel (burnt sugar) or oak chips, as the case may be; (6) The rated capacity of the package in gallons shown as “RC-G”; and (7) The name or trade name and the plant number of the packaging proprietor in place of the name or trade name and plant number of the producer if packages of spirits of 190° or more of proof are filled by a proprietor other than the producer. (b)Real or trade names. The producer's or other proprietor's real name, or the authorized trade name used in accordance with§ 19.94 at the time of production, may be placed on any package filled at the time of the production gauge, or at the time of the original packaging of the spirits in wood when, as provided in § 19.305, the spirits were not filled into wooden packages at the time of production gauge. When spirits have been mingled in accordance with § 19.326, the proprietor may use only a producer name associated with any portion of the mingled spirits on packages filled with such mingled spirits. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/27/19.484 Hope this helps.
  9. JNorris

    TIB Bottles?

    Gordon - Transfers in bond are only for bulk spirits. Federal excise taxes are accrued/due as soon as bottled product leaves the bonded premise. Once tax is paid on bottles, those bottles can not re-enter a bonded premise.
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    Labelling Questions

    I have had this same issue before and it was because the stock was too thick, hence it would not roll to the sides of the bottle. It wanted to be flat. We had to change stock for it to work on our bottles. There are so many label companies out there. Find one that does alcohol labels and is close so that shipping does not cost an arm and a leg.
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    Labeling D.S.S.

    Roger - You can ask that the pending COLA be reviewed be a QC or QA analyst (I don't remember what they call them). I believe I had to send an email to them and ask for a review based off of a prior label approval. Of course, as with any TTB questions, you pose the risk of them coming back with differing answers and then possibly both labels having issues and being rejected. In the email, be nice and detail all of your concerns and specify IDs for both COLAs. Good luck. alfd@ttb.gov
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    Bottling Equipment

    I used the Xpressfill, volumetric, and was very pleased. It replaced an enolmaster. The Xpressfill was easy to use and fast and their customer service is great.
  13. You might be surprised at how complex wine can be, well good, dry wine. Just an FYI, good wine is not meant to be drank alone, have it with a meal or some snacks and see how the food affects the flavors of the wine. Try it with and without food to test this. I find that some foods are actually enhanced by a good wine pairing. But beware, you may become a pretentious foodie after this, if you aren't already.
  14. I have used the wine aroma kit during a WSET class. https://www.wsetglobal.com/ I do not think the kit made me a better sensory person; experience with many different kinds of alcohols did. And was fun! Wine is much easier to nose than spirits, so if you want to "exercise" your nosing abilities, I would start there first, then move to spirits.
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    "GRAS" but not listed on the GRAS lists?

    I had to do this with a winery ingredient. I went to the FDA and spoke to a scientist (this took a week to find one who 1.) would call me back 2.) knew what I was talking about) and showed them the GRAS from the manufacturer. They agreed that the ingredient could be used in beverage alcohol, wine. I then went to the TTB formulations via email with the FDA contact info, GRAS from the manufacturer, and quotes from my conversation and noted the FDA on copy agreed that this item could be used. No idea how this ended as I was laid off soon after...but there is my story.