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  1. A local moonshine operation did get approved in a new building, where the distillery is on the bottom floor, and apartments are above on the second floor. It does come down to separation. It does really come down to the local codes, and interpretation of international fire codes as well.
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    Thanks for the pointers! We will look into this.
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    We just made a run of moonshine (corn whiskey) we have a recipe for Apple pie moonshine that involves Apple juice concentrate, we did a 50/50 mix of concentrate and for round numbers say 150 proof moonshine. I cannot get my hydrometer or my Anton Paar to read an alcohol content. Is there a different tool for proofing something like that or do I need to do something different? Not sure
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    FS: Copper stripping still, whiskey still, and vodka still with column.

    All prices are OBO!
  5. Good afternoon, we are going a different direction from the pot stills we have been using. These stills were originally direct heat electric heated. All stills are 20oz, 22 gauge Revere copper. Stripping still: $7000 Whiskey still with thumper: $8000 Vodka still with column: $15,000 Please see following link for the pictures and descriptions. Shipping can be arranged, or may be picked up locally in West Michigan.
  6. Good afternoon, We are weeks away from getting our MLCC license, and have been learning/trial and error/testing for 6 months or so. We are at the point where we would like to consult/contract some help from a master distiller to show us how we could be getting better yields with our equipment and processes.. Located in the Grand Rapids, MI area. Email me at zack@blackowldistillery.com if you are interested in helping us out! Cheers! Zack Van Dyke
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    WTB: Electric Mash Tun

    We need a mash tun, electric single phase (if possible), agitator, no false bottom, 250 - 500 gallon preferred. Need one today if possible! Email zack@blackowldistillery.com
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    Stainless steel barrels for temporary holding tanks

    Sorry to bump this and hijack, but It think it may add to the conversation. What is the best way to label small plastic barrels for fermenting? These barrels would only be used for the fermentation stage of test batches on our test stills. Can a sharpie be written on the side? Or is there a specific way the TTB would prefer to see the serial number on the barrel?
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    ITF-14 Barcode

    Well, I'm in the same boat, I may be giving you a call today Joseph as we need to buy our GS1 barcodes ASAP!
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    75 gallon ASD complete system

    Take $25,000.00? Curious what else is required for it to be 100% functional?
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    Pre bottling filter recommendation.

    We are looking at the Shelco FOS series housing. Is this the correct series housing we should be looking at? This has been an extremely helpful thread, so thanks!
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    Get your Federal Permit? How long did it take?

    28 days from submition to approval.