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    TIB Bottles?

    Is it legal to do a TIB on bottled products? Distillery A receives a barrel, via a TIB, from Distillery B and bottles the contents of the barrel. Distillery A now wants to send bottled products back to Distiller B. Who is responsible for paying the tax? Can "A" TIB it back to "B?" Thanks.
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    New tax reform

  3. So, I spoke with a recycler this morning and was told that (here in California) we need to register with the California Environmental Protection Agency and get a Toxic Substances Control’s identification number. Has anyone done this, or looked into it? Are there any concerns with doing this? I don't want to open a can of worms if that's where this could lead, especially if one of the above alternatives makes more sense. Thanks!
  4. Does anyone know where I might get colored liquid that we could fill display bottles with for use in venues that are not licensed to sell liquor? (Is this legal?) I've tried food coloring water but after a few months, it either changes color or becomes cloudy. Thanks, Gordon
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    TTB Monthly paperwork

    jrfalcon, I assume you are referring to the reports? If so, please check out this thread: Good luck!
  6. Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but will give it a shot. Does anyone know what the rules are with regards to producing brandy for wineries in California? What can we (distilleries) legally do for them and what can a winery legally do with the brandy that is produced? Assuming the winery does not have a distilling licence, but has the license required to do TIBs with a distillery: • Can a winery age brandy on their premises? • Can a winery bottle the brandy themselves? • If not, can the producing distillery bottle for them? • What would label requirements be? • Can a winery sell brandy made from their wine? • Can a winery provide tasting samples of their brandy? (I don't believe they can.) • Can the producing distillery sell (and taste) the winery's brandy (if agreeable with winery)? Thanks, Gordon
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    Useing organic ingedients

    Does that 3/10 of 1% apply to everything you make or just the products that are certified organic? Thanks.
  8. Did you get this up and running???
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    Transferring unfermented wort from Brewery to Distillery

    We do this with a local brewery also. No TIB required. However, we do record raw materials used (by the brewery) to make each batch and that is what gets reported, in pounds, not gallons.
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    Alcohol Attorney Needed in the LA, CA

    Craig B. Rashkis Attorney at Law FARWELL RASHKIS, LLP 18 Park Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel: (408) 399-0505 Fax: (408) 399-4321 www.farwellrashkis.com
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    Labeling Trade Name vs Operating Name (DBA)

    I'm actually working on the Permits-Online screens and adding an amendment to register the various names we are using and/or are being used by those we are providing products for. However, I really am more concerned that we are doing things correctly with whatever we end up putting on the labels, when we get to that point, with regards to the 3rd-parties we are doing things with (e.g. - Good Food Spirits & Blue Bell Spirits) Thanks!!
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    Labeling Trade Name vs Operating Name (DBA)

    dhdunbar, Thanks for posting the above info. I'm still a bit confused on what you have stated and hope you can help to clarify my [mis]understanding. Using the example you have above, let's say you are bottling a gin for Good Food Restaurant called "GFR Gin." I assume you don't need a trade name for "GFR Gin." (Or would you?) On the back of this label, you have indicated that it would state "Bottled by Good Food Spirits." I assume this means that no where on this label does it say anything about Right Way Distilling or ABC, LLC, correct? Taking this one step further, if ABC, LLC, dba Right Way Distilling was also distilling a vodka for another restaurant, "Blue Bell Restaurant" and called it "BBR Vodka" and on the back of the label it stated "Distilled by Blue Bell Spirits," then ABC, LLC would have to have filed for the trade name "Blue Bell Spirits" in order to meet TTB requirements. Does that also mean that ABC, LLC would need to also have a DBA filed for "Blue Bell Spirits?" (And one filed for " Good Food Spirits?") Lastly, would the above restaurants need to be registered as any kind of a manufacturer/producer/bottler with TTB? Thanks!!!
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    Denaturing Processing Operations 5110.43

    dhdunbar, did you ever get any feedback from TTB on this? Thanks, Gordon
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    NFPA Barrel storage exception

    Has anyone had to deal with this in California? We are being told by our local fire marshal that this would apply if the CA Fire Code points to this NFPA section as reference. If it does not, then it was not adopted by CA as approved. UPDATE = Chapter 57 of the Calif. Fire Code states the same statement about wooden barrels or casks.
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    floor scale

    We got ours from Fred also, got the RAW 2010.
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    Barcode printer & label size

    Who out there is printing their own barcodes? What sized labels are you using and what printer did you get? What is the smallest barcode being used? What type of paper/materials are these printer on? OR, does it make more sense to have these outsourced by a professional printing company? Thanks for any info provided!
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    Selling Direct via Online Sales: California

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    Selling Direct via Online Sales: California

    Yes, direct sales up to 3 bottles per customer.
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    Selling Direct via Online Sales: California

    AB1233 was announced on Monday. If you are not already a member, please join the California Artisanal Distillers Guild and help us all make this a reality!
  20. Race Labeling Machine – RACEJR Price reduced - $600 The Race Jr. labeling machine was designed for smaller containers and for companies that have limited production. The Race Jr. is also the preferred model for the breweries who want to quickly label a small batch of beer bottles. Features: -Bottle or container size 1/2" to 4" diameter - Web width 1/2" to 5" (label height) -Roll diameter 8" maximum -Label orientation #3 or #4. Right edge of left edge leading. Standard 3" Core -Will easily apply front and back labels with purchase of an affordable gap guide. -Made in the USA -Alcoa Aluminum unibody construction. No parts to wear out, rust or replace. Item located in Northern California - Sacramento area. (We have square bottles and this labeller won't work for what we have.) Please PM me for additional info. Thanks.
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    Barrel Headspace

    I'm curious to know what effect leaving some headspace in a barrel when it is initially filled might have. Has anyone looked into this? Are there any advantages, or is this simply not a good idea due to an increase of angel share loss? Thanks!
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    Aquiring Bad Wine (questions)

    Are there tools available to measure the acids and sulfur content in wine? If so, is anyone using them and how are they working out? What ranges are acceptable to distill and what is not? Thanks.
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    floor scale

    How accurate do these things need to be?? Thanks.
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    Adding Still After DSP

    Once you have the approved DSP, you then amend it with the additional equipment.
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    Adding Still After DSP