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  1. AlcoDens. https://www.katmarsoftware.com/alcodens.htm
  2. A brief description of the basic steps should work. Here is an example from a portion of my production procedure. This was approved by TTB. Whiskey: Whiskey distilled from grain. Grain mashed, fermented, and distilled. Two pot distillations; a stripping run followed by a spirit run.
  3. I use temperature monitoring all the time. It's one of the things I look at, but not the only one. In the case of a spirit run, I'm also looking at the parrot hydrometer, the run time, and the output volume or weight. However the most important factor is taste. Recognizing the characteristic flavors of heads, hearts, and tails is the most important part of making good cuts. Flavor recognition is particularly important in experimental runs. Now, in the case of a stripping run, you don't need to taste the output and can go by vapor temperature, the parrot hydrometer, and run time. Temperature monitoring is also very important in mashing and making wash.
  4. I used to use this pump: https://www.amazon.com/JAANHUEI-P490JH-Plastic-Patented-Rotation/dp/B07PRDXTXX/ref=sr_1_18?keywords=55+gallon+drum+pump&qid=1581616387&sr=8-18 Then later bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/National-Spencer-387-Stainless-Steel-gal-55-Seals/dp/B011N6F4MI Both pumps work just fine for neutral spirits. However, I have stopped using these hand pumps entirely; as Silk notes, they are painfully slow. Now I use a Sandpiper PB-1/4 such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SANDPIPER-PB-1-4-TS3CA-Double-Diaphragm-Pump-Conductive-Acetal-Air/383004202514?hash=item592cd45612:g:NaMAAOSwub1dAjJc You can sometimes find these pumps used on ebay for very reasonable prices. However, be sure to find out what they were used for previously.
  5. I'm looking for used barrels, not new.
  6. Looking for at least 7 barrels, possibly more, up to 24. Please send a message with details on previous contents, location, price, and your email address.
  7. You can change the age statement without filing for a new COLA. See number 14 on the list at this link. https://www.ttb.gov/labeling/allowable-revisions
  8. In general, when you submit a formula, the formula specialist provides a statement of composition, and the label specialist generally wants your statement of composition to be exactly what the formula specialist wrote. This process can be aggravating, as the statements of composition can vary, even for spirits that use a formula that is similar to another. One thing you can try, when submitting your formula, is to provide your preferred statement of composition in the "notes to the specialist" field. You could try submitting the formula again, along with some notes on what you want to call it. You can also change your formula, as a formula for the same product can be written in different ways to get different results.
  9. I got a demo of both. See this link for my comments:
  10. Look for a manufacturer in your area, as otherwise shipping will be a significant added expense. Also try to confirm they are actually the manufacturer, rather than a broker or re-seller, as that will also increase your cost.
  11. Can you post some pictures of your modified XpressFill?
  12. Starcat, that looks like an interesting panel, can you show the front? What is it controlling?
  13. When you receive the barrel, you enter it in storage inventory at the stated proof gallons. When you dump the barrel, you gauge the proof gallons and record the loss. You then account for the loss on the monthly storage report. Tax liability is created when the final product is withdrawn from bond and you only owe for what is actually withdrawn. Be sure to document everything so that your records support the claimed losses.
  14. If you get one of these emails, one easy test is to respond by asking that they send copies of their licenses. Scammers posing as distributors tend to stop responding when you ask that question.
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