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  1. Loss in low-wines run

    Hi Jedd, I just ran my first stripping run, I calculated about 9.5 gal total alcohol in the wash and got back 7.3 gal. I stopped running still when effluent was at 10% alcohol. Could you please share what is your estimated ethanol loss left in the still for a stripping run? I'm assuming less than 23% I got.
  2. Spreadsheets?

    Does anybody know where these are still available?
  3. Final proofing documentation for TTB

    Do you know of any form/worksheet like this for Gauge Record? I thought I read on one of these forums there where a downloadable set of templates that came with becoming an ADI member but now cant find it.
  4. Bourbon and rye for sale, 53g barrels

    It seems like a reasonable question to me. I use enzymes and am fairly new to distilling, so I am trying to learn whether it has a negative impact on the final product (either perceived or actual) . Would you say the customers that ask are turned off by the fact it has liquid enzymes added to the mash?
  5. Inventory Requirements - barrels

    Thanks, I just found those definitions. The efcr.gov website is much easier to navigate the the gpo.gov site. So is being in the storage vs. production account what differentiates a "tank" from a "package"? If I do my production gauge on each still run and then transfer into the storage account to a 100 gallon metal drum, the 100 gallon drum would be a "package" and not subject to the quarterly inventory?
  6. Inventory Requirements - barrels

    Is a barrel deemed a "package" for this purpose.
  7. Inventory Requirements - barrels

    I've been re-reading some cfrs trying to make sure I am doing all the reporting correctly. My question is does the quarterly inventory include all barrels? Do you have to move and weigh all barrels each quarter? 19.333 Physical inventories. A proprietor must take a physical inventory of all spirits and wines held in the storage account in tanks and other containers (except packages) at the close of each calendar quarter. A proprietor must record the results of the inventory as provided in subpart V of this part. TTB may require additional inventories at any time.
  8. Hello from south central PA!

    Good luck. We are a small operation not to far from the PA line near Davis, WV if you ever want to come see our operation.
  9. Hello from Silver Bear Distillery

    Congratulations and best of luck! I love Aquavit! We have a Swedish fellow who always brings some home made stuff to the local cross country ski area.
  10. SS Cooling Coil For 55 gal

    Where is it located?
  11. Storage Account

    Thanks you for the reply, that does help. I am now curious about the PS barrel designation for steamed or water filled barrels. Would that affect its designation as a new barrel for making bourbon? I recently purchased a couple new barrels and the cooper told me to fill them water for two days prior to filling with spirits to let the wood swell.
  12. Corn Whiskey - too much heads

    Do you know of any yeast strains that would produce less volatile acids in this type of mash?
  13. I will build my distillery from ground-up. But I need HELP!

    I was looking at trying to run a boiler system on wood pellets and found some manufacturers in China selling small scale high efficiency boimass powered low pressure steam boilers, I think it was on Alibaba or similar website. https://www.canadianbiomassmagazine.ca/images/stories/2011/mayjune11/biomassboilerbuyersguidelr.pdf has some boiler systems that run on a variety of fuels. You will have to try and find one that does not need electricity to operate or maybe provide power from generator to the boiler unit to power controls. Most of these systems are almost power plant size, make some calls they could maybe help you find smaller systems to power 132 gal still.
  14. Corn Whiskey - too much heads

    Thank you for the knowledge Silk City Distillers! I'm running it up to temp right now so I will try to do very little reflux and see how that goes.
  15. Corn Whiskey - too much heads

    Thanks, that is a great mash technique article, we do add the backset pre-cook.