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  1. navenjohnson

    Ace Rotomold Fermenters for sale

    We're in Steamboat Springs. I'm interested in buying the 300gal fermenter. What are the physical dimensions? Have to make sure it fits in my space
  2. navenjohnson

    Full Bourbon Barrels for Sale

    What is your price per barrel for these? What proof it is currently at? How many are remaining?
  3. navenjohnson

    Glass Costs

    Has the price of glass gone up? I had quotes for the Tennessee 750ml bottle in 2016 around $1.35-1.40/ unit. I have gotten a quote now for $1.67/unit. Am I missing something or is that just where we are now?
  4. navenjohnson

    Tennessee 750ml

    Looking for the best price for Primal Glass Tennessee 750ml bar top. Looking to buy a large quantity. Who is the best broker/ supplier of these? Thank you in advance.
  5. navenjohnson

    first time rum

    Thats a long time to ferment rum. We do one and it completes the ferment in 3 days. 265lbs molassas + 265lbs turbinado + go ferm = fermad K intitially and at 1/3 sugar depletion.
  6. I am interested in the stainless milk containers and probably some ancillary items.
  7. navenjohnson

    Dickel Rye Question

    I am trying to learn more about the Dickel Rye Process. So far I have learned that the rye 95% distillate comes from MGP, than it is put through the Lincoln County Process, barreled, and aged from there. My two questions: 1) Does the spirit arrive at Dickel as "Distillate" wherein then, Dickel distills it again in their equipment and then continues the process, or does it arrive from MGP as a refined product. 2) What type of barrels Is Dickel rye aged in? New oak barrels or used oak barrels,and what cooperage are they from?
  8. navenjohnson

    Red Star Yeast

    Anyone know the max ABV you can obtain using red star bakers yeast in a grain mash. I think it's around 5.5abv from my own experiments but I thought I'd see if anyone has had a different experience.
  9. How does one go about locating and purchasing a usable vintage/ antique copper still? I have been scouring the Ebay UK and other European countries for weeks and nothing has come up. Please PM me if you have any gouge on the subject. Thanks!
  10. What do you have for stainless totes? I have one from trans-store and it is nice. Do you have something similar?

    1. Southernhighlander


      We are transtore vendors.  We have 250, 350, 550 and 750 gallon trasnstore totes that are new.  i don't currently have any used ones.  What size are you looking for?

    2. navenjohnson


      Standard closed top (stackable) 42 x 48 SS IBCs in: 

      180gallon x 2

      300gallon x 1

  11. navenjohnson

    Best beers for making products

    I want to collaborate with a couple of the local breweries this fall in developing a some beer based products. Since we have several breweries here in the Yampa Valley, we have some choice as to what we use. I am thinking of doing a malt whiskey, a beer schnapps, and perhaps an akvavit with some local craft. I'll do some roto-vap and/or 3 gal distillations in the coming weeks, but I know there is a lot of experience here to tap into first. Anyone care to share their experience or direct me to some useful threads? Thank you
  12. navenjohnson

    Best beers for making products

    That is valuable information. Thank you Silk City.
  13. navenjohnson

    Best beers for making products

    Bump...anyone else have any advice?
  14. navenjohnson

    unique vintage cooper distillery for sale

    I realize this is an older post, but I am wondering if this set-up is still for sale?
  15. navenjohnson

    Barrels for distillations

    2nd that for Bubba's
  16. navenjohnson

    5 gallon dumped barrels

    Seeking around 10, - 5 gallon fresh dumped whiskey casks.
  17. navenjohnson

    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.
  18. navenjohnson

    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.
  19. navenjohnson

    2 yr bourbon (not mgp)

    Not yet!
  20. 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?
  21. navenjohnson

    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.
  23. navenjohnson

    Finish Still, Stripping Still, Hammer Mill and Scale

    I am interested in the pallet scale.
  24. navenjohnson

    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.
  25. 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.