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Everything posted by Julius

  1. I have local craft breweries beating down my door willing to pay $150-200 a barrel for fresh dumps. Personally I don’t think double new oak sub 3 year rye is the answer, but you asked a question I could answer.
  2. It is one way to make younger whiskey show a little better given the same time. Two years in first barrel, one year in second will generally show better than if you had left it in the original cask for three years. This is of course completely subjective, but young cash strapped shops will do anything to make their not ready juice sellable.
  3. A supposedly Japanese buyer contacted us about exporting/purchasing. We told him that we do not export currently. He offered to pay retail and pick up $12,000 personally. At this point we did not trust where this was headed. We were then wired $30,000. He asked for us to refund the difference. At this point we knew for sure this was a scam and got the bank involved.
  4. I am not making claims to what is delicious. Environment has an effect on barrels. If you think mash gas and raw grain dust make for a perfect environment, power to you. Lots of people could care less how their barrels are stored, I guess you are one of them.
  5. There are more than a couple examples of people crediting their aging environment to flavors in the spirit. Jefferson’s Ocean is one.
  6. Barrels breath. Plenty of people don’t care, you see it everyday. Ever tasted raw grain in aged whiskey? A local shop had their mill in the same room as their storage and all the barrels were covered in grain dust. The barrels had a raw grain/moldy must flavor. I have no science to back up my anecdote. Plenty of people don’t care.
  7. No ability for offsite barrel storage? Fermenters within line of sight of barrels is generally not ideal. I know plenty of people do it though.
  8. What is it? A powder? Do you know of any companies selling it commercially you can point me towards?
  9. I still don’t understand what is “added vodka flavor”
  10. What do you mean add vodka flavor?
  11. Not everyone who has opened a distillery in the past decade is making substandard, sourced product.
  12. No thoughts on the business model, but I will say, Gibbs Brothers Cooperage has some amazing small format barrels.
  13. Oh wow that is awesome! I’ve seen a couple different washing methods employed by distilleries, is always interesting.
  14. How do you get the rocks and dirt off of the spuds before cooking?
  15. Transtore tanks are affordable, stackable, and have a few different configurations.
  16. +1 for Distillery Solutions (Five x 5) I am pretty sure it can integrate with cloud based quick books.
  17. What would your budget be building a tasting room? Would that money be better spent furthering your on premise campaign?
  18. I do not know. I have only worked with steam and direct flame. I am sure someone else can answer that question.
  19. I have not used your exact system, but I would assume it will just take multiple runs and charging the pot with at least 60%-70% abv. The other option would be to run your still as slowly as possible, but with only 8 plates, I find it hard to believe you will get compliance distillate from a 30% abv charge.
  20. #2 In addition to GNS being used in blended whiskey, it is also common for spirit or light whiskey (whiskey distilled over 160proof) to be used in a blend.
  21. Julius

    Why use GNS

    Small guys with pot stills can not make GNS with the consistency and price of the ethanol plants. The possibilities with different botanicals are endless. The same base can make an infinite amount of different gins. Not sure why you think botanicals don’t have an impact. edit: sorry, did not see this was a thread resurrected from the dead.
  22. Blended Whiskey =/= A blend of straight whiskeys. I believe Jailbreak has given you sound advice. I would love to know how you finally get approval (and see the label).
  23. Just a heads up, bourbon and rye blended together are not a “Blended Whiskey.” Blended Whiskey is a class/type that refers to a blend of whiskey with something else (NGS) and requires a formula approval.
  24. Anecdotaly, we had higher loss in our palletized storage compared to our racks.
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