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  1. My State is a 3 tier system (distillery, distributor, retailer), but State has no direct input on price at any level. What we initially found was, Our price to distributor, Distributor+30%, Retailer +30%. But each step is negotiable/variable. Distributors do seem to discount for Quantity.
  2. I believe "Distilled from Grain" would be sufficient. And, if you distilled your botanical in the pot, no formula is needed. Vapor and maceration require a formula.
  3. This can't be a new problem, extending Bonded Area to warehouse/rick house. How do the Big Boys Bond those big barn rick houses in KY? In fact we're allowed to have locked high volume tanks outside with only a fence around them. I'd stack my conex's outside with a fence around them and add it to Bonded area.
  4. The variables are infinite. Build with the number of plates it takes to get to your highest abv desired. Then you can run less reflux, or more heat, (purposely inefficient) to get back down to the lowest abv you might desire. We bought from Paul, above. Five plates on an 8" diameter column. That's just what I decided was my sweet spot. With more or less reflux/heat we can get 70% to 90% abv. Not very important for collecting hearts in whiskey. But with fewer plates you will have trouble controlling abv in heads and tails for separation.
  5. Now watch carefully for a NEW COMPANY to appear. Wife's name, brother, friend, may not even be distillery related.
  6. I have the dreaded foam over. As for it not being a problem, I'd say you have a janitor on staff. In 170 gallon ferment I loose 20 gallons. I've had 3" of foam on 200sg ft. It's a problem for me. Ran out the damn overhead door. I have come to believe that it is the rye's nutrient value that causes the explosive foam. Now what if you mashed the rye separately at higher temps? What if you added it as doses through the fermentation? I want to increase the % of rye but fear the foam.
  7. So, I assume, now, they want the reports from date of DSP approval and the our intended date of commencement means nothing. Thanks DHD we will go back and send the Zero reports asap.
  8. They are not asking for a Notice Of Commencement, which we did file. They are asking for all the reports prior to the date of commencement. hmmm...
  9. Well, the amendment just got denied. 90 days Basically they want the Operations reports filed from the date of DSP Approval until the date we sent Letter of Commencing Operations. There is a few posts about others being told that the Letter of Commence means nothing. The Letter of Commencing Operations means...? So, I'll submit those months with all Zeros and file again. Interesting
  10. We regularly have people asking about Tied House Violations, but... November 15, 2018 For Immediate Release Office of Congressional and Public Affairs 202-453-2180 TTB Press Release TTB Accepts $325,000 Offer in Compromise for Tied House Violations FY—19—04 Washington, D.C. — TTB has accepted a $325,000 offer in compromise from Elgin Beverage Co., a wholesaler in Bartlett, Illinois, for alleged violations of the tied house provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA). This case developed out of the joint operation that TTB conducted with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in September 2017. Specifically, TTB alleges that Elgin aided and abetted another industry member in the use of a third party to pay retailers to carry and promote their products to the exclusion of competing products, which gave Elgin an unfair advantage over law-abiding competitors and ultimately limited consumer choice. TTB remains committed to putting an end to anti-competitive practices that hurt law-abiding businesses and prevent consumers from enjoying a wide selection of products. Please visit www.ttb.gov for additional information on prohibited trade practices or to see this and other offers in compromise that have been accepted.
  11. 360 area code...you are in Washington State?
  12. I ended up not buying from them. Their "New Customer" process was more than daunting. I was in a hurry and after being passed through three or four departments over two weeks, to start an account, I gave up! I wasn't asking for credit, didn't haggle on price. I did however ask for availability and agreement on shipping dates that they were unable to quote. So, while I was accepting of their price, I'd have to say their customer service just turned me off.
  13. While I know we are all famous and well known figures (IF ONLY AMONG OURSELVES), I would say I could save ten minutes a week if we all put a location of the product for sale in Peer to Peer sales ads.
  14. Could be several answers. Maybe that some of the botanical are in the pot. Some people stop distillation and add/change the botanicals in the gin basket during a run. Some do a combo of boiler maceration (juniper_, vapor infusion (cardamom, citrus) in the gin basket and still compound some of the smaller ingredients into the finished liquor. It would be interesting to know how many people actually start with a base fermentation in the boiler vs low wines.
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