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    work boots that hold up

    Believe it or not, Sears Diehards. We'll see how long Sears lasts, but I've been wearing these for a couple decades. Short break-in, wax them again and buy a new pair once a year (they go on sale 2x a year for around $60-70). Pretty comfy.
  2. Save yourself some grief my friend...
  3. I always wanted to do the lawnmower races with them. But they cancelled that redneck fun around here.
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    Is it worth using sugarcane in rum production ?

    Also worth noting - unless I'm misreading the question- that the Fed definition of Rum is cane or cane products only. Molasses, sugar, juice all work for their own, but other stuff in the mix turns it into DSS or another category. And thanks Southern and Curators for the expanded knowledge, another reason I like this forum
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    Organic Certification Requirements

    Might check with Bainbridge Island : http://www.bainbridgedistillers.com/ Keith is a good guy and may help get you on the path.
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    1000gal Copper Pot Still

    check out the distiller's resource guide from ADI. Has lots of options
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    Basic Amaro recipes

    Check out the book "Amaro" by Brad Parsons. Pretty good place to start
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    Valuation Comps

    +`1 on jbdavenport1; I kind of went the other way and have had very little debt, etc. but bankrolling the rest of operational expenses has been tough and caused slower growth and product development. Which was a fairly big mistake. Banks won't loan on grain or grapes or whatever but they'll be happy to hold a note on equipment.
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    Grape Juice, Must, or Pomace sources

    Depends on what area you're in As Silk said, fresh stuff isn't happening now. Commercial juice suppliers have it, the people I use here in WA have concentrate almost year-round. You can check on places like winebusiness.com or google.... The good news is harvest will again show up before we're ready for it
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    Mash tun

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    Pomace Brandy required labeling statement

    We went back and forth a bit with them but finally gave up and just put a line on the side "4 months old" and as long as it's at least that we're good. We let ours sit much longer anyway before bottling. If you want to get sticky "Grappa" is name protected in the EU at least, though some others seem to use it anyway. We just use it as a verbal reference in the tasting room for unfamiliar folks. Good luck.
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    Mash tun

    Still available
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    Mash tun

    We've been using this for 150 gallon batches, overflow is more like 200+. Steam jacket, perforated SS screen lauters well, nice dome on the bottom gets a very complete drain, manual agitator (paddle) and lid. $2800 FOB. in 98368. Western Washington.
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    Mash Tun, fermenters, and filtration unit

    I've got a tun that will be available soon. Running on steam currently, been doing 150 gallons, could do 200. 2 cents- Those totes are pretty good fermenters and cheap, easy to find. Downside is the small hatch on top for cleaning. But I sort of wish I'd used more of those than what I did do. Plus you can just drill a small hole and use a <$1 stopper with poly tube down to a bucket for blowoff/airlock and it greatly reduces the fruit flies jake@admiraltydistillers.com
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    Barrel Thief Prototype

    Looks good, I like the knucks for a handle!! I was looking at doing something similar, What size pipe and will it fill a grad cylinder?