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About leftturndistilling

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    Albuquerque NM
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    Copper Smithing, Anything Motorcycle, Distilling, Music..

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  1. leftturndistilling

    Colorado to get Distillery Pubs

    Hey Lenny .. Our bill passed the legislature but now we have to wait for the Governor to sign it ... Keeping fingers crossed !!!!!
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    4" vs 8" Trench Drains

    Cast iron plumbing in the floor as well !!!!!
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    Microdistillery in a storage container?

    We use a shipping container for all of our aging and spirit storage ... It was on all of our drawings that were approved through the TTB for our DSP ... It is included in our bonded premises and I did have to file paperwork with the bonding company for consent to move spirits between the two buildings (across the parking lot) ... The container is identified as a "separate building" ...
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    4" vs 8" Trench Drains

    We went with a 12" Zurn with cast iron grate ...15 foot long.... The thing is huge !!! It will hold the full volume of a fermenter tank if the drain is clogged (300 gallon) ...
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    Shipping Direct to Consumers - any state

    Not sure what Fed ex states their policy to be but when you fill out the online bill of lading under special services you click "alcohol " shipment , and the have the choice of "consumer", or "licensee" ...
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    Shipping Direct to Consumers - any state

    Fed Ex does allow to ship direct to customer you do not have to ship to a licensed receiver .... The receiver must be able to prove that they are over "21"... It was a huge pain in the ass getting set up with Fed ex to ship alcohol.....
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    Designing my own still

    Hey Alex ... Where are you at ????... PM me your contact info ..I can help ....Thanxxx Brian
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    Juniper Berry Harvest

    All dependent on the flavor profile you are looking for ... In New Mexico we have j. monosperma which are very piney and bitter .. Gotta make the call based on what flavor you like ...
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    Awesome sales tool...

    In the world of web and blogs this has helped us out a bit ... Reach out to him and he will probably feature your spirits as well !!!! http://youtu.be/qvZ57-vCe38 ..
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    Second JamesBednar on the mash pump .. We use Waukesha Lobe pumps that are all stainless in 1-1/2, 2, and 2-1/2 they get VERY Heavy .. With motor and drive .. my 2-1/2 on the cart weighs 450 lbs..... These things will pump very heavy mash ... I bought mine off ebay in component level and built carts, added motors and drives ... Do some research , you can buy 3-5hp Allen Bradley or GE drives starting @ 15.00 ... Pumps usually in the 300-1000 price range .. Gear motors 1:4 to 1;6 ratio 100-300$$
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    conveyor for milled grain

    have you looked @ jetflowauger.com ????/
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    Vapor Infused Gin: to crush or not

    Coarse grind .....
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    Terms for buy-out and contract renewal

    That's the way it works in New Mexico .. We have whats called a "franchise" state ... Which means that you get to pick your wholesaler but once you do they basically own your brands indefinitely !!! The state actually provides the contract language so really there is no written contract ... And the states franchise agreement favors the wholesaler ... Classic good old boy government, but we have no other choice on the retail end here ....
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    Hello from north Texas

    The best thing I Did preparing for the TTB licensing ordeal was to order a paper book copy of CFR 27 a whole bunch of post it tabs and a couple highlighters .... Excellent bathroom book ...
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    Location of Gin Basket?

    The only thing I pass through the botanicals is vapor .. Vapor cant carry any color and produces a lot less cellulose flavors (earthy) ...