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captnKB last won the day on October 4 2018

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  1. captnKB

    TTB & Gov't Shutdown

    Closed for everything except for the acceptance of your tax payments
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    Why 7-8 days fermenting a 5 days batch of sugar?

    If your hydrometer is reading at 1.000 or below it is done fermenting and ready to be distilled. Ferments will continue to off gas (bubble) well after they are done fermenting
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    Greetings From Texas

    @Bikerb13 Your welcome, feel free to ask about anything and everything. Id highly recommend attending the adi conference. Much to be learned and the opportunity to not only connect with vendors but shop around for their services.
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    Barrel Warning

    If your in need of good barrels I highly recommend @kelvincooperage
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    Greetings From Texas

    Hi @Bikerb13 welcome to the forum. I know Texas well as I built a distillery in Austin a few years ago. If you need any help with your distillery or have some texas specific questions drop me a line anytime. Distillerynow@gmail.com Cheers, ---KB
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    Hello from Colorado

    Hi Backset, Cheers and welcome to the forum
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    Weeping Barrels

    @AnthonyM what kind of humidity are you maintaining around your barrels? Low humidity levels can cause leaking on otherwise good barrels.
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    Looking for a scale....

    Most legal for trade floor scales rated for a 1000 pounds will only show a resolution of .5 as that is as accurate as they get. The same display is used for many different scales so even if the display can show 1/10th it is unlikely that the 1000 pound rated scale can read those accurately.
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    Gin flowers

    Rosehips contribute some nice floral aroma without being overwhelming
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    Hi @Steve Robello, I set up a brewstillery in Arizona and know all the legal ins and out of the paperwork to get licensed as well as the reporting for both the brewery and distillery side. Shoot me a PM with you phone number and ill tell you all about it.
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    Distillery Now Consulting

    My name is Kris and I am Distiller and distillery engineer, who can help you get your distillery started faster and at an affordable rate. My business Distillery Now Consulting offers a wide range of services and assistance to craft distilleries. We can provide the tools and expertise to design, start up and grow your business. We partner with our clients from start to finish by focusing on their needs to deliver easily implemented solutions. Whether you need complete distillery design, build out, startup, troubleshooting or help with equipment and recipes I am here to help you. Please contact us at Distillerynow@gmail.com
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    DIN Gasket material for sight glass?

    our sight glass gaskets are silicone
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    Amendment to drop DSP Bond Time Line

    The Letter of Commencing you are being asked for is in reference to TTB form F 5110.34 This is a form that all distilleries are supposed to file with the TTB when they start producing. see link below to the form. https://www.ttb.gov/forms/f511034.pdf
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    How to Pressure Test a still?

    Ill second @PeteB start with a hydrostatic test. Fill your whole still + column with water, you will find out very quickly if you have any leaks
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    Spirit Storage Vessels (Small Volume)

    There are a few companies out there that make 15 gal stainless milk cans, that might work well for you