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  1. Mine's totally manual (gate valve on the water input to the dephlegmator) but I use the head vapor temperature as a guide for my heads to hearts cut for my whiskey. I run a hybrid still with one plate.
  2. I'm guessing you can't bypass the plates but not running the deph will basically give you about one theoretical distillation. Based on a 13% wash ABV I would expect the hearts to come out at about 60% ABV. So I'm not sure I see anything wrong with your distillation. And as others have pointed out, if it's thee stripping run then you'll collect everything. There's no way to go from foreshots to tails and not collect all the main ethanol.
  3. When we ferment rye mashes we have to use some antifoam. Our malt mash doesn't need it and we only have 10% headspace.
  4. You transfer the beer in as a raw material on your production report. Not a TIB and you pay tax when you transfer out of bond. The brewery should should not have to pay any tax but in the end they need to best understand how to deal with the TTB to fulfill any potential tax liabilities.
  5. I've seen this with a copper condenser and all corn mash on stripping runs. Do you have copper in your distillate path? Is it real thick and hard to clean off your hand? Smell real bad?
  6. Stop by PostModern Spirits next time you're in Knoxville. We just started distribution in the Chattanooga area so maybe we can swing by and say hi next time in town. Ron
  7. What I was told by the TTB was that no cannabis derived terpenes can be used in a spirit. The only hemp products can be: seeds and hemp seed oil. They still have to be tested for THC and submitted to TTB. They have no cannabis/terpene like flavor though. But as you said there are multiple companies selling non-cannabis terpene blends that taste like different cannabis strains but the few I've worked with don't have any approved TTB drawback formulas so those can't be used until they get one from the TTB.
  8. Big Gin in Seattle I think is only gin.
  9. So you distilled a wash of fermented malt, sucrose with hops? We have something very similar where the formula contained grain(s), sugar and hops. We got a DSS with a SOC of " Spirits distilled from Grain and Hops and finished in charred oak barrels. "
  10. If the sediment clogs the first filter housing the second one won't help. You should pre-filter your product before you run it through bottling at a filter rating lower than the filter in the Enolmaster. I use cheap filter bag at about 1um to filter my liqueurs before I bottle them. http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=%2Bfilter+%2Bbag+%2BPTFE You should think of the bottling filter as a last chance to grab a hair or fruit fly or something that fell in the bottling drum not to filter sediment from your products.
  11. glisade

    TN vs GA?

    Could you give some examples of how they were difficult? We're located in downtown and didn't have any issues with zoning or other local issues. On the state level, we've been visited by TN ABC multiple times and they've always been professional and helpful in making sure we don't break any violations. They don't seem out to get anyone. The TN guild is in a good position as well and works with the state legislature quite well. It certainly doesn't hurt that we have Jack Daniels in TN and they are on the guild.
  12. glisade

    TN vs GA?

    For TN: of course you'd have to go through local zoning and get your property first. But once you get your federal permit, then you apply to the state with owner info (similar to TTB OOI), pay distillers license fee, any local license (privilege fees) then sign up with a distributor and register your brands with state (more fees). You'll be inspected by TN ABC and TN Dept of Agriculture. Both are typically very fair to deal with. I have yet to see the TN ABC deny someone a distillery license. TN is a three tier system and your TN distributor "owns" you in that region they operate. They can dump you if they don't want your product, but you have to go in front of a state judge to get out of contract with them if they won't want you to leave. And then you still may not be able to leave.
  13. I've had an Enolmaster for over 2 years. Probably use it on average once every two weeks. Never had a problem with it that wasn't easy to fix. Is it breaking when you are screwing the top lid on it with the four screw handles? From what I've seen the Enolmatic can be used for spirits and the housing is plastic.
  14. We do 100% malted barley whiskey. We do grain-off since we source wort from a local brewery. I can't tell you difference in flavor of grain on vs off since we've never done it and I think there are too many factors in comparing different distilleries products. Our wort goes through a typical brew process. Only thing I would recommend is trying it on a small scale and see if you can tell the difference between on and off grain. You could always do grain-on with your system and ask a brewery to do a grain-off for you and compare if you don't have a way to lauter. Regarding barrels, if you want to call it a malt whiskey is has to go into a new, charred oak barrel just like your bourbon.
  15. I would start with filtering as low as you can go with the cheap bags..usually about 0.5 micron. Then let the spirit sit for 1-3 weeks and see if anything drops or separates from the spirit to a non-acceptable level for you. Then start experimenting with fining agents. I fine with bentonite after filtering to 0.5 micron for a couple of my liqueurs and it works well. Some just don't need anything more than a good level of filtering.
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