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    2 yr bourbon (not mgp)

    We are looking for a turnkey solution here. Interested in about 20 barrels per month of 2 year old bourbon. At this point we're looking at anywhere but MGP as a provider.
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    Alternatives to plastic straws

    We are doing away with plastic straws and are also looking for alternatives. One I saw recently was a pasta straw: https://www.pastastraws.org/ and this one... We are going to see if one of our local Italian Restaurants can make the pasta straws.
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    2 yr bourbon (not mgp)

    Not yet!
  4. We are looking for an East Coast based Brand Ambassador/Broker Representative that has experience working with The Navy Exchange/ PX - Class 6 Stores. Anyone know anyone in this realm?
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    Review of Confederate Stills of Alabama

    We've built a few different styles now. Our newest versions made of local Douglas fir. We get the wood from a local mill rough cut into 2x4s. Then we use a shaper to make cup and round-over edges on each of the staves. The bases, also doug fir, are cut to a double tongue and groove, fitted together then cut round. We use a similar v cut like the cruz on a traditional barrel for the joint between the staves and base. The hoops are made from 1/2" soft rolled steel rod rolled in a conduit roller and threaded at both ends. The whole thing is assembled squeezed and filled for swelling. Pic is of a couple unassembled vats. As a disclaimer, i need to note that we do use hardware to afix crossmembers on the bottom, but we use stainless and does not ever come into contact with liquid.
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    Review of Confederate Stills of Alabama

    I purchased 3 cypress fermenters that were used. Since i do a fair amount of woodworking i decided to tear them down and rebuild them. To my disappointment they were put together with nails and silicone. Not what i expected. Truth is (and i know from experience) these vessels if shouldn't need this. They should be able to hold liquid by swelling and pressure alone. Maybe the best part of this experience is that it pushed us to build our own. And now we've developed a really good way to make these ourselves made of wood and held together with nothing more than pressure.
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    Finish Still, Stripping Still, Hammer Mill and Scale

    I am interested in the pallet scale.
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    Colorado Distillery Lawyer/ Attorney

    Attention Colorado Distillers, We are in need of an attorney or consultant in Colorado that knows federal and state distillery laws really well. We are trying locate a person that can answer the questions and guide us in growing without having to pay for hours of research. There must be some kick ass attorney out there that is this person. Lastly, Dalkita does not have a lawyer on staff and did not have any answers (figured someone would likely suggest them). Any help would be appreciated.
  9. We are looking for a new Regional corn oat and wheat distributor. Our local feed shop can't clean the corn as well as we would like. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Bulk Juniper

    Where are people buying Juniper in bulk? I can't seem to find it in anything over a couple of pounds.
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    Bulk Juniper

    Thanks everyone!
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    Colorado corn and oat distributor

    Ironton, Would you PM me a contact number for whiskey sisters? I've reached out on their online form but heard nothing back. Be nice if they had a telephone number to reach out directly. Thanks, Naven
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    Inexpensive Pump for Hot Water/Backset

    following....
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    Bourbon and rye for sale, 53g barrels

    I am interested in the Rye Barrels. can you send a sample for review? Nate
  15. we are looking for a 300 gallon steam piped or jacketed with agitation mash tun. We do not currently lauter so that is not necessary for this unit. What are my options out there for under 15k
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    300 gallon steam piped or jacketed with agitation

    To follow up here: Might be able to spend more in order to get what we need with exacting features. Specifically I need a Mash Tun with the following. * 300+ gallon Steam Jacketed Mash Tun * Secondary Jacket for cold water/ glycol for cooling * Direct Steam Injection Port *Obvious other necessities including: agitation, CIP, safety valves, etc Under 18k
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    Best selling swag items

    We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, beanies, shot glasses, flasks, and a couple other items for sale in our tasting room. We're looking for other ideas. What other items have you all had success with selling out of your distillery?
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    CBD cocktails in Colorado

    We have a few "Medicinal Cocktails" on our speakeasy menu. We've developed our own versions of the Stony Negroni and the Rolled Fashioned, found via (http://cannabisregulator.com/here-come-cannabis-cocktails/) and they are freaking awesome. Can anyone speak to the legality of using CBD oil in a cocktail here in Colorado?
  19. My dear mom sent me a link to http://www.good-libations.com/ yesterday saying her friend was going to invest in this. Anyone here heard of them? Anyone on here working with them? Can simply adding GRAS to a barrel make a 20 year whiskey?
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    Manway gasket material for stills - silicone or EPDM

    http://www.brewerygaskets.com/
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    mrwhisky

    Go with Sherman at artisan-resources (http://www.artisanresources.com/)
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    Wax Buttons

    We want to put a wax button on our bottle like Balcones or Tanqueray, etc. What is the consensus for the best way to do this? Seems buying the peel and stick version like these (http://www.premiumwaxseals.com/product/custom-wax-seals) would be easiest but certainly not the cheapest. How much of a PITA is dripping the wax on and stamping it with a brass stamper? Will it stay on, etc? Whats the best place to get this stuff? Anyone with experience, let us know!
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    Hoover heating/cooling coil

    Can you tell me the dimensions?
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    Starting Salery

    I realize this may vary from place to place, but what is the starting salary a relatively inexperienced (in distilling), new assistant manger/ distiller should expect to receive annually? Just asking generally here.
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