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  1. Hopped Whiskey(?)

    I don't mean to hijack but what if you made a beer from a mash entirely of cereal and used hops in a botanical chamber?
  2. Distributors marketing contribution$$

    We have what we call LMFs set up where the distributor and I both put a buck a case into a local fund for use in that market. This is money to help cover cost of tastings, special menu printings, specialty POS items, events and promotions, cosponsored marketing material, help offset cost of holiday VAPs etc. We monitor the balance of the account with the distributor and we both have to agree for any money to be used.
  3. Early Sales, Consistent Sales

    What type of programming are you doing w your dist?
  4. Less is always more in print. Concision is key, attention span has diminished beyond existence in most consumers. Just be wary of inventory, I have seen hundreds of thousands of dollars in POS rotting away in distributor sales warehouses that never actually gets picked up or utilized by reps (until the day you come in for a work with) No one will sell your brand if you don't. You can provide the best marketing materials and see no results if you aren't in the market working with reps yourself. Be your own disciple. The key to distribution is multiplying yourself.
  5. Continuous Still Video by Red Boot

    Hawkeye here! That is some sweet hardware amigo. I'm in WI I'll have to drop down with my COO sometime and check you guys out.
  6. slot floor drains

    We're thinking of installing a 15 foot section in Jan. to see if we want to convert for our expansion, I'll keep you guys updated on how it goes. I'm sick of power washing trenches, bring on the CIP!
  7. Vendome

    I don't want to trash any supplier I haven't actually purchased from publicly- but check your DMS!
  8. bulk milk tank

    We had same issues with repurposing similar tanks by same brand. I emailed tankinfo@johnwood.com and we figured out a calibration sheet for us to use.....
  9. Banana Brandy

    They'll ferm its all sucrose glucose and fructose Theres a spirit called Warragi made all over Africa in former UK colonial countries.... IN war time when gin stocks were low in colonies the troops recruited local help to ferment and distill local fruit- often one of the many species of african bananas was a major constituent of most of the mashes...... Term "Warragi" developed from linguistic differences between colonial soldiers and locals, "War Gin" morphed into the vernacular "Warragi"
  10. Snake oil salesmen. Don't contact this boner. If he were any good at marketing he would have one, if not multiple, brands in market. "Spinning" a story like he says is actually lying. The state of the union in our industry: People are getting sued for "marketing" (lies). Theres a difference between outrageous advertising (John Jameson diving in the sea etc.) and untruthful marketing (lying about your experience, qualification, process, heritage, etc). [insert double bird here]
  11. Dead piling in vertical storage stacks on pallets is far more efficient safer to handle and will allow you to fit more barrels then traditional ricking structures or using racks. One thing you can do is seal the bung mid barrel and drill out a hole on the top, then pump in and out through top- this will make handling barrels exponentially easier quicker and safer- but you lose the romance of rolling barrels around and popping that stave mounted bung cheers bro
  12. Dead piling in vertical storage stacks on pallets is far more efficient safer to handle and will allow you to fit more barrels then traditional ricking structures or using racks. One thing you can do is seal the bung mid barrel and drill out a hole on the top, then pump in and out through top- this will make handling barrels exponentially easier quicker and safer- but you lose the romance of rolling barrels around and popping that stave mounted bung cheers bro
  13. Vendome

    Give us some still porn stats here, this is just a beer stripper right? How many plates? Height and number of columns (if its not a beer stripper)? Where will you be located? Welcome to the team!
  14. New equipment

    If i was purchasing equipment again on that budget I would go to Affordable and get the most rockstar shit I could afford.
  15. Still Manufacture Issues

    If you're liquid and ready to rumble talk to McKee and get yourself a Ferrari bro, we gotta headframe coming in Jan As for a pot I gotta CDS/SM system and I'm really happy with the still, she purrs. SM has the second worst customer service ever though imo and is not a good partner for our industry members as growing enterprises. I have never worked with the guy from affordable but he's very up front and honest about his sourcing and fabrication... from the post stalking I've done of him he truly grasps and understands dist technology, its capabilities and limitations, and his pricing is rad. I know some of the guys at HBS and I like them a lot, but I do think they're capabilities have some limitations- they are learning fast and are passionate about their work though. For american made I do not think there will be a better deal for you if you're only looking at dollars and cents..... The Haneys are great people. If you need to save some cash scroll the forums here and look for a disco still, Chinese stills are always cheap but some people will look at you as a pariah, Affordable is a great option as discussed, and if you want something more customized I would contact Cassel and ask him to design you a set up to be manufactured by someone other than SM..... I would honestly contact McKee and see if they have the copper capability to manu a Cassel pot for you guys....... Their manu. team is out of this world they're a pleasure to do business with and your money is going to a higher cause in Butte. Cheers bro
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