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  1. Processing form Line 13 & 29

    Thanks to all for the good advice! Finally after 6 months of these bloody forms, I think I've got a handle on it. Now, to correct all the errors I made the first 5 months... - K
  2. Processing form Line 13 & 29

    We're a small operation, making just a 100 or so pf gals per month so far. I'm still working to understand the monthly DSP reports (no, we don't use a packaged software - can't afford it yet!). Can someone help me understand the differences between the entries we should be making in Part I vs Part II of the Processing form? I gather that Part I is generally to show receipt of spirits in bulk containers into processing (for us, plastic drums of product from production or storage). And Part II seems to be tracking Bottled product inventory. (right so far?) Line 28 must equal line 9, which implies that for Part II line 28 is for additions to bottled inventory. But there's also line 29 "received" - what do we use this line for? Is it the same as line 2? Also, lines 13 & 33 seem to both be for taxable withdrawals - is line 13 for if we were to somehow withdraw un-bottled product? And line 33 is only for withdrawal of bottled product? Thanks for any help!
  3. NGS guys in your Guild?

    I appreciate the considered feedback on this topic. These seem like valid points to me; perhaps I'm getting too deep in my own world. As Roger noted, I guess that as long as people are honest about the source of their product, and still take a craftman's pride in whatever process they use to make it, they should be welcome. Thanks for the responses!
  4. I'm wondering if any Guilds out there differentiate between 'distillers' who are buying NGS or pre-aged barrels, then bottling & claiming to be a 'craft distiller'. We're proud to produce grain-to-bottle, and feel that the 'craft distiller' label (and therefore entry into a Guild) should be reserved for those who are actually practicing the craft. Our state Guild doesn't seem to care. Thoughts?
  5. Rye Whiskey Smoking in Still

    I'm 'Cestrin's' business partner - he's jammed up in his day job, so I'll follow up on this topic. First, thanks for all the replies & ideas! We are using 5500W ULWD elements, and running 208V, so about 4200 Watts per element actual. We've not had a problem with scorching the elements in other mashes, leading us to believe that the problem is specific to rye & our conversion efficiency. Hopefully someday we'll upsize our stripping still & will try to find a way to use indirect heating in the new equipment. We use enzymes from BSG, so I don't worry about cooking out the native enzymes in the grain. However, Chase was a little off on the mashing profile used - we actually held temp at about 155F for an hour (with a dose of Alpha enzyme), then dropped it to 140F & added a glucanase enzyme. I don't think BSG's enzymes have cellulose or other side-activities. (I did call J.Tech, and have some samples coming - Thanks, Bill!). We did not use a 'glucan rest' at ~115F - our experiments on the stovetop didn't show any apparent improvement by adding this step. I'm interested to hear mash-profile suggestions that others are using effectively.. Our rye ferments have only reached about 1.015 - I'm sure that's part of the problem! (I'm going to post a separate topic about conversion efficiency). We almost never reach 1.000 on any of our ferments - 1.008 is more typical. Is 1.000 a realistic target?
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