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    Making herbal liquors and liqueurs, old and rare books on distillation, old stills ...

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  1. Tirador

    Vendome Copper Condensor

    I might be interested ... but I have to ask, why are you getting rid of a copper tube & shell condenser and going to a stainless condenser? Anyway, my normal e-mail is s.gould@gouldglobal.com E-mail me and we'll talk. S.
  2. I don't want to insult you ... but I'm intimately familiar with this equipment ... I'll give you $100K for it and we'll pick it up. I know it's not what you want, but if/when it comes to that I've got cash. S.
  3. What do you want for the bottling line and the Anton Paar DM 5000? You know how to reach me ...
  4. Please contact the distillery via e-mail with a resume ...
  5. Golden Moon Distillery will be hiring several additional production personnel within the next six months to support our expansion. We are looking for entry level personal and more experienced personnel. Candidates should have some experience in either brewing or distilling, with a basic knowledge of mashing and an basic understanding of what distilling is. Candidates with professional training and/or past experience working in a distillery are most welcome to apply as well. Please send resumes and inquiries to s.gould@gouldglobal.com Please DO NOT call the distillery asking questions.
  6. Golden Moon Distillery is seeking a CFO or business operations manager with a strong background in finance and accounting. Please send resumes to s.gould@gouldglobal.com
  7. Golden Moon is expanding and we are seeking individuals with brewing or distilling experience to join our production staff. These positions will be located at our distillery in Golden Colorado. Interested candidates should send their resume to s.gould@gouldglobal.com
  8. Golden Moon Distillery is seeking an assistant distiller. Some experience is preferred, especially prior brewing experience. This position is located at our facility in Golden Colorado.
  9. Golden Moon Distillery is offered for sale a used 2006 Carl still. This is 150 liter still without a column. It is in excellent shape. It is an oil-fired water jacket still that could easily be converted to natural gas. This still is located in Germany and we will coordinate delivery to your location at cost. We estimate the cost to pack, ship and deliver this still to any location in the US will be between $5000 and $6000 dollars. The price for this still is $12,500 PLUS SHIPPING COST. Please contact Mr. Stephen Gould at Golden Moon Distillery for more information. 303-993-7174 This still is available immediately and is subject to prior sale until paid for.
  10. Tirador

    Bottle Filler Recommendations?????

    How's your filler search going? I'm just beginning mine and it seems you've already covered a lot of ground. I'm in Virginia often, maybe we could say hello one of these days and talk fillers? I stay in Arlington when I'm there ... you're just past Dullas, almost to Leesburg, right?
  11. Tirador

    Used stills for sale? Tanks as well

    I regularly locate and import used and antique stills for people. I have a couple used stills onhand here in Colorado too. The ADI's Brandy still came from me ... so Bill will give me a reference as well. Let me know more about your project and we can discuss things. Oh, and I've got a really nice german still that's about 40 years old (140 Liter copper pot with a nice helmet and a reflux condensor with a port-hole) coming from Europe in about 4 weeks as well. Stephen
  12. Tirador


    I regularly locate and import antique stills. My prices are higher than those you'll find in Europe, but they include the packing, forwarding and etc. The ADI's brandy still came from me ... so Bill can vouch for my services. If you're looking for an antique still let me know. I do have a few smaller stills on-hand here in Colorado too. Stephen
  13. Tirador

    Saverglass KY Warehouse & New Stock Molds

    Green glass bottles for me Josh ...
  14. Tirador

    need green color

    There are lots of natural colorants that will turn your product some shade of green or greenish-yellow. All however will effect both flavor and aroma. Then, as the previous poster mentioned, natural colors will oxidize over time as well. One way to minimize oxidization is with Hyssop, which is a natural anti-oxidant ... but that will only get you so far. It's used in most Absinthes, Chartreuse and many other liquors/liqueurs. It will, however, have some effect on your flavor as well. Other colorants that work well are peppermint (which will give a slight minty flavor as well), and lemon balm (which will give a lemony, minty flavor). Both are members of the mint family, and most other members of the mint family will work as well, Basil for example (In fact, while I've never used Basil I've got numerous references in old texts that lead me to believe it would be an outstanding colorant). I would recommend combining them with Hyssop as a stabilizer. The previous poster is correct in mentioning petit or roman wormwood as well, as that will also give you a nice (evil) green color initially, but it will lighten over time even with using Hyssop as a stabilizer. Another method of color-stabilization that you should consider is dulcification (i.e. adding a little sugar). This increased the viscosity of the liquor and will both assist in color stabilization and in softening the mouth-feel of the product. Lastly, if you're using natural herbal colors you will also need to consider the issue of sediment and what some absinthe distillers call "sea monkeys", as you will get herbal matter floating in your spirit that you'll need to remove. Direct filtration is one solution, but you'll lose flavor along with the solids. "Decantation filtration" is another method (i.e. let it sit, and decant the clear stuff off the top), but it's vary labor intensive and etc. Anyway, my two cents ....
  15. Tirador

    Need Corks

    I'd call Brad Brunson at Amorim Cork America. He's the biggest cork guy in the country and a really nice guy too. He can be reached at 414-719-2390, or bbrunson.acam@amorim.com You'll note that he's the U.S. guy for the company that the previous poster mentioned. S.