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  1. NY based distillers should join the New York State Distillers Guild Our website http://www.nydistilled.com/ please contact us at newyorkstatedistillersguild@gmail.com
  2. BlackButton85

    Oak Barrel Dregs Considerable

    Just filter it through double thick cheesecloth. It will take the particles out
  3. Dates for Three Day Distilling Courses: September 16, 17, 18 2016 Craft Distilling Experience Knowledge is power and here at Black Button Distilling we endeavor to share with our guests the knowledge necessary to feel confident in opening their own craft distillery. Interested parties will include whiskey and gin lovers, entrepreneurs and those seriously considering or in the process of opening a craft distillery. Our 3 day program will run from 9am-5pm each day and will include breakfast and lunch. The price is $950 per person with a second person from the same distillery being ½ price. (call us to run this discount 585-730-4585) This class is geared towards those who already possess a basic understanding of spirits and distillation and are looking to make the jump into commercial distillation. Although all are welcome to attend to the class will be business and production oriented. Topics to be covered: • Class Introductions • History of Black Button • In-depth factory tour • Branding and label development • Marketing strategies • Making the most of Social Media • Picking a glass bottle • Finding a label printer • Business Planning • Writing a successful Business Plan • Finding and working with distributors • Sales team management • Paying your TTB taxes • Getting your TTB Bond • Safety • Insurance/ Licensing • Recipe development • Basics of Mashing • Fermentation procedures • Gin Development • Infusions • Basics of Distilling and making cuts • Reviews and awards • Equipment Sourcing • Filtering equipment • Hoses, valves and custom equipment • Equipment needs • Credit Card processing • Tasting of Spirits from barrels • Barrel aging theory and fundamentals Interested parties should visit our website to sign up or send their name, distillery name, address, email and phone number as well as payment to Black Button Distilling 85 Railroad Street, Rochester NY 14609. For further information please call 585-730-4512 or email us at cheers@blackbuttondistilling.com More information available here https://blackbuttondistilling.com/product/three-day-distilling-course/
  4. BlackButton85

    Flask Suppliers

    We also use Laser - ON Products I would highly recomend them.
  5. BlackButton85

    Looking for one freshly dumped whiskey/bourbon barrel

    We have some freshly dumped 5 gallon barrels for $160 each.
  6. We just use regular tap water to water down our mash for redistillation.
  7. BlackButton85

    Oxygenation and its effects on vodka

    Does anyone have any more info on this topic? I would love to learn more about it.
  8. BlackButton85

    50ml Bottles

    Waterloo Container in Waterloo NY has some
  9. BlackButton85

    Need Barrels!

    The only place I have seen that still has barrels are these guys. But the biggest they make is the 20 liter which works out to 5.2 gallons. We are trying some so I can let you know how they turn out in a few months. http://www.northamericanbarrel.com/Craft-Whiskey-Barrel-for-the-Home-p/blackband-barrel.htm
  10. BlackButton85

    Stainless Steel Pot

    A stainless kettle is fine but you will need plenty of copper in the vapor path
  11. If you cant find someone who fits the bill but they have the right personality and can do attitude we could train them to be a Distiller for you. https://blackbuttondistilling.com/product/master-distilling-course/ Let us know. Jason
  12. Ian, Max, Eli, We offer 1 on 1 classes that could train you or one of your employees to run the distillery. We also offer ongoing consultations Check us out here https://blackbuttondistilling.com/product/master-distilling-course/ Hope to talk to you soon Jason
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    Distillery Training

    Are you looking to start your own craft distillery? Do you need help with recipes, TTB applications, marketing or equipment purchases? Black Button Distilling, one of New York's Largest craft distillery's now offers 1 on 1 classes for those looking to enter the Craft Distilling field. 100% hands on and taught to only one student at a time these classes are designed to answer the questions you can't find in a book and to get entreprenuers familiar with distilling equipment and safety procedures. The class will pay for itself many times over by helping you avoid costly mistakes and delays. For more information please visit: https://blackbuttondistilling.com/product/master-distilling-course/