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    Permit Process Guidance

    David Dunbar is the most recommended on this forum. dhdunbar1@gmail.com. We used him on our application which was rather complicated but he brought it home with ease. Dave is retired from the TTB. Highly recommended. David Dunbar <dhdunbar1@gmail.com>
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    Distilling Area Classification?

    @SouthernhighlanderDid he quote the code he was applying or is this a done deal? There's nothing I can find in any code that refers to the drain on the still.
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    Distilling Area Classification?

    As it has been said many times on this forum, the AHJ is the boss. As soon as the inspector told @Southernhighlander that the manway is a fill opening, this code became part of the discussion. NFPA 30 Table 7.3.3 Drum and container filling – outdoors or indoors – NEC Class 1, Div 1, Zone 1 within 3’ of the vent or fill opening, extending in all directions. NEC Class 1, Div 2, Zone 2 from 3’ to 5’ from the vent or fill opening, extending in all directions; also, up to 18” above floor or grade level within a horizontal radius of 10 ft from the vent or fill opening. Also, Div 1 for the trench below floor level.
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    truck to grain/feed bin auger

    Good Company good equipment https://www.commoditytraders.biz/new-equipment/custom-built-auger/
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    Hi Pete, I tried to PM you but your messaging is turned off. We are somewhat similar to you. I have a distillery inside a malt house and we deal directly with our farmers to grow a specific variety of barley for us. We also will be making whiskey. The 5 points you make are perfect for us. The 2000 liters in 8 hours is the number I am looking for but I would want to do it with 480 volt 3 phase electricity. Any idea who I could talk to about building such a still? Or, where can I get plans for such a still. Ferromit.com is not responding but I might purchase his plans online to get some ideas. Cheers, Thatch
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    Continuous Column Distillation

    Who's plans are you using Pete? I am familiar with http://www.ferromit.com He's in the Southern Hemisphere as well.
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    Dephleg hotter than column

    I've been following this thread. If Paul, Mike and Meerkat actually solve the problem for Jen they get my championship trophy. GREAT effort guys!
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    Mitigate against the risk of fire and explosion

    You may be better served by simply asking what would he like to see you do to satisfy these requirements within our municipality. After all, he's the guy you need to please and he is the one (along with whoever he consults with) that you need to please. Regardless of what any consultant (including us) tells you, the AHJ is the boss. This technique worked well for me and frankly our consultants interpreted the specs more strictly than our AHJ. The AHJ was quite happy that we asked him what he wanted to see beforehand. Furthermore, you should not sign your lease without having his input. What if you sign and he tells you he wants venting that your landlord will not allow?
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    Mitigate against the risk of fire and explosion

    If you search on the word ventilation you will find this topic has been well discussed. Since many codes are derived from International Standards most of what you need to know may be in something I started many months ago titled "what is adequate ventilation". The answer to that question is in the hands of the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction). Cheers
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    Mason jar pour top

    Bump
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    Mason jar pour top

    Need a source for mason jar pour tops preferably plastic or rubberized plastic. We're at $2 each on pricing right now and I'd like to bring that down a bit if possible. Thanks
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    Odin on Gin

    Silk, Interesting observations. Any chance that what has happened is the spirits not treated with US have finally matured to the same level as the treated? Is it your perception that what you have after three years in both cases is the same immature spirit you took off your still 3 years ago?
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    Odin on Gin

    Silk, Interesting observations. Any chance that what has happened is the spirits not treated with US have finally matured to the same level as the treated? Is it your perception that what you have after three years in both cases is the same immature spirit you took off your still 3 years ago?
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    The Liquor Store of the Future is Here

    Here's one with no distilleries but shows my location. It seems if you fiddle around with it, it will show some.
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    The Liquor Store of the Future is Here

    I installed your app. It finds only two micro distilleries in the State of Ohio. What criteria are you using to qualify as "micro"?
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    What states let Distllerys self Distribute?

    Ohio A3a is allowed to self distribute
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    American Single Malt Whiskey

    The meaning of Single Malt Whiskey is it comes from a SINGLE distillery whereas many Scotch Whiskey are blends from many distilleries. A Single Malt Whiskey is made of 100% malt made from barley, whereas many Scotch whiskey blends also have other grains (corn, unmalted barley, etc) whiskey blended in. There is far more Blended Whiskey than Single malt being produced in Scotland these days.
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    Lessons in Barrel Aging

    I'm not sure what anyone would have patented other than a unique process in using UV. Using UV and US on spirits have been around prior to 1962. I would think you are able to try anything with either except the unique process that has been patented if you could find it out. http://hilgardia.ucanr.edu/fileaccess.cfm?article=152560&amp;p=AXWYZG
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    Lessons in Barrel Aging

    And what is the value of transpiration? Is this filtering? If it is, why do you believe it cannot be achieved with staves? In an article attributed to your distillery (you?) https://www.chicagobourbon.org/2016/09/14/quincy-street-distillery-history-meets-science/ reference is made to UV treatment, have to tried it? How about ultrasound and oxygen such as Terressentia? If the effects of aging in India can accelerate the aging of spirits due to temperature swings not seen in Scotland then why not staves and Ultrasound or for that matter oak sawdust and Ultrasound? Sorry if I hijacked the thread but this seems to be pertinent to aging and the initial question the OP posted.
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    Mashbill in pounds

    Have him talk to Caleb at Sugar Creek. They are in Lebanon, IN and deal with local farmers. They also have their own grain cleaner I believe. caleb@sugarcreekmalt.com
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    Mashbill in pounds

    Field barley would be prior to cleaning. Most times the barley would be cleaned prior to mashing just to get rid of nails, rocks, etc. Cleaning does not eliminate DON. However, it significantly reduces the level of the mycotoxin by removing lighter, more heavily infected kernels
  22. That should work nicely! Cheers!
  23. Whole lot of folks already doing it. http://www.americansinglemaltwhiskey.org/ Not quite sure what the issue is since WHISKY DISTILLED FROM MALT MASH is a class of Whisky.
  24. American Single Malt Whiskey - This should be nothing more then a fanciful name Whiskey Distilled From Malt Mash - This type specifically calls for used barrels. We will be using Neutral barrels but I have no how long to count on them lasting.
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