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  1. grain cleaner

    Why wouldn't you want all the foreign matter (bugs, mouse poop, dirt, and other fun surprises) removed from your grain? Pros - You make a better product. Cons - It means your product costs go up maybe $0.02 per bottle. If your margins are that tight it's time to rethink your business plan.
  2. Direct Fire Heat Up Problem

    That vendor is going to get someone killed.
  3. Cleaning Run

    No No No! Never open the manway of a running or very hot still! There's the chance the boiler is under a little pressure or superheated and cracking the lid could be a one way trip to your nearest burn center (if you live).
  4. In the market we reside in if a company makes a clear whiskey they are doomed to fail. Nobody buys it. Distributors don't take them seriously. Liquor stores simply will not carry it. I read this once, and it's true: "There's a reason all whiskey in liquor stores is brown."
  5. BLOOM in bottle???

    Why hasn't anyone asked the obvious? Have you used any other bottles? Are you a brand new distillery? IE have you been filling bottles for years and suddenly this happened? New bottle supplier? Does this exact same liquid bloom your regular 750ml bottles? Have you checked the TDS and pH of your water/spirit? What are you using for proofing water?
  6. DYE China?

    Are we talking about DYE or some printing company?
  7. Assistant Distiller at Estate Distillery

    Job Title : Assistant Requirement : Bachelors Degree Pay : Undisclosed, but most assistant positions in brewing are near minimum wage. I hope they are paying well.
  8. Does the timeline include attaining the required funding? If so it could be anywhere from a year if you've got a lot of money and connections to infinity because you never get the funding you need.
  9. Distributors marketing contribution$$

    A distributor distributes what sells. You make, market and sell spirits. If you don't think you should be the one marketing and selling, your distributor won't be distributing very much.
  10. Bank Loans

    You won't find many banks giving the loans and terms which the distilling industry requires. Private funding is your best option. Give away some shares and get revenue that way. If you don't have any interested parties it shows a major flaw in your plan because there's always some rich person who wants to put his money somewhere. Funding is the easy and short term problem. Profiting is the hard and long term problem.