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Blackheart last won the day on June 16 2016

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  1. Blackheart

    Has anyone heard from Steven Cage?

    A conflict of interest? Seriously? On a product you designed? All I want to do is get your help or at least insight on fixing a gearbox and mount on a mash tun you designed. You cant do that? You cant even answer one of the many emails I sent to this effect? Phone calls? Texts? I am absolutely dumbfounded and was worried, hence this posting. Oh, and one would presume you would want to discuss the equipment your new entity quoted us for? This is just so odd.
  2. Blackheart

    Has anyone heard from Steven Cage?

    We have some equipment he sold us and we're having some serious problems getting hold of him. Has anyone heard from him? Is he ok?
  3. Blackheart

    Pass through distribution

    Slightly off subject, I wouldn't expect most distributors to do more than fill orders that you generate anyway, especially if you're a new brand, or new to their market. Most of us are an insignificant rounding factor in their larger portfolio, so they're going to give attention and bandwidth accordingly. About 95% of the on and off premise sales will be made by the manufacturer or their sales team. The best you can hope for in a distributor is for them to pay on time and deliver what you sell. If they don't have trucks or reliable delivery systems in place, they're already batting a .500 from the start. I wouldn't put a ton of faith in a distributor that does not deliver/or uses ad-hoc means of delivery (if that's their proposition in the value chain). Getting tied up with a thinly-resourced partner in this regard will hurt you. Poor execution of the sales you generate by the distributor will only hurt you.
  4. Blackheart

    Cleaning columns and bubble plates

    We open and clean our columns about 2 x a year. Change gaskets, shine it up, and make sure all is well. I'd say a minimum of once a year, depending on use and what you're making.
  5. Blackheart

    Glass Costs

    It was 22%. The seller offered to eat 4% of the cost.
  6. Blackheart

    Glass Costs

    Lol, we just saw an 18% price jump on glass. And we order by the container. Remember that savings you scored on lower FET? FTW MAGA
  7. Blackheart

    Mash tun and jacketed fermenters

    New or used. 300gal size. Message me on this system with what you have. Cheers!
  8. Blackheart

    Canadian-Made Equipment

    Hey there Steven. I would like to talk to you but you don't answer emails, calls or texts. Is everything ok?
  9. Blackheart

    CA Distillery For Sale

    Are you still selling this ?
  10. Blackheart

    Tube-in-Tube Heat Exchanger Design and vendors

    We have a Steve Cage wort chiller and a cold reservoir set up like Mike describes. Chills 300 gallons in about 30-45 mins, and that is with the reservoir being about 60-65f. And the tank will be about 75f when we're finished. Cool it down for a few hours and we're ready to distill using the same reservoir for cooling water. We have a small 5 hp chiller circulating the tank water and recooling it as needed. FWIW, Steve's design on this is great. Very portable, very easy to use. Money well spent!
  11. Ok, this one seems like it should be an easy one to determine. Is anyone carrying a stock 750ml Nordic style bottle with a ROPP closure? The lighter glass version is ideal.
  12. Blackheart

    15 and 30 gallon barrel racks available

    The filter housings are SOLD. The racks are still available. If you want them, make an offer!
  13. Blackheart

    Issues with a small equipment supplier

    Still using the sockpuppet account, dude. Try logging in under a different one. That may help.
  14. Blackheart

    15 and 30 gallon barrel racks available

    Bumping this post with an additional two items, as well as a price savings! The racks are now $50 each. Plus: We are selling TWO membrane filter housings, both from TCW. Link: https://store.tcwequipment.com/products/basic-stainless-steel-cartridge-housing?taxon_id=3 20 inch models. Brand new, never used. Retail for $625. We are selling ours for $575. Or $1000 for both. Add a diaphragm pump and you have an awesome in-line filter set up! Buyer pays shipping from 29673.
  15. Blackheart

    Distributor and wholesaler markups

    Agreed: Distribution is being consolidated all over the place. Consolidation means less competition. That means they take more in the value chain and we take less. New market entries/new distilleries: If you want to make some gains in the first few years of business, lobby your state legislature for limited self distribution. Especially if you volunteer something like paying an additional 5% of the taxes the state would have received had the distributor paid them as a middle man.