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When determining proof when a spirit has in excess of 400 mg/l obscuration are you required to follow this method or can you simply distill and proof using a lab still? Video referenced is determining proof obscuration by evaporation. Thanks,
I have a full electric 50 gallon set up with thumper & worm for sale. I am asking $1800 OBO. My ex-partner and I were in the middle of setting up the business when the business fell through. I also, have about 60 750 ml Round Clear Glass Moonshine Jugs, about 120 Black Stopper Corks, a case of 72mm x 35mm Clear PVC Shrink Bands, about 18-400 Round Phenolic Black Continuous Thread Closure, and about 100 100 ml Round Glass Flint Euro Bottles for sale as well. I can do $200 OBO for those. Any offers will be considered!! If buyer is somewhat local, we can work out something with delivery. Below are some details about my still: 50 Gallon Pot 1" Cap Logic Cap (no messy paste!!) 1/2" Copper Tube Copper to copper fittings. 5 Gallon Thumper with Stainless Tri Clover cap Brass cleanout 5 Gallon 1/2" Worm ¾” Lead Free Brass Hose Connections for cooling All Silver Solder Professional Temperature Gauge 220 Volt Electric Heating System Made with 20 oz. 99.9% pure copper and silver solder with lead free brass for the stills thumper screw cap. It also has a heavy duty Professional temperature / pressure gauge for super accurate control. Thanks, Roy Warlick
email@example.com posted a topic in Help WantedDistillery Production Staff Member – The Virginia Distillery Company The Virginia Distillery Company is seeking a Distillery Production Staff member to assist in distilling single malt spirit from 100% malted barley at our Lovingston, VA distillery. This person will be trained in the distillery’s particular production procedures including, but not limited to, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment. This person’ primary focus will be on producing single malt spirit at the direction of the Master Distiller and in coordination with other members of the production staff. Specific Responsibilities: Once trained, execute the distillery’s particular methods of milling, mashing, fermentation, distilling, warehousing, record keeping, cleaning, and effluent treatment, among other duties. Log and maintain detailed records of each phase of distilling for compliance and quality control purposes. Represent the brand in a respectful and appropriate manner at all times, both on and off the production floor. Take pride in maintaining a clean and orderly distillery at all times. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in sciences related to fermentation and/or distilling; experience in a related field may substitute for education at the discretion of the hiring manager A willingness to learn a unique standard operation procedure that may differ from prior experience Prior experience with machinery including pumps, steam generation and transmission systems, air compressors and/or glycol refrigeration systems. Strong organizational and time management skills Attention to detail Live in the Charlottesville or Lovingston area A passion for the history and science of whisky distillation Desired Qualifications: Prior whisk(e)y production experience; experience producing other craft beverages may substitute at the discretion of the hiring manager A positive attitude and willingness to learn a fascinating and centuries-old method of distilling the finest single malt whisky. This is a salaried, full-time position working exclusively at the Lovingston, VA production facility. The distillery will operate on eight-hour shifts, and the position does include the opportunity for overtime pay as well as paid time off. A background check and drug screen may be required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter as well as a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications.
JOB BASICS Location: Memphis, Tennessee 38151 Country: US Beverages: Spirits Employment Type: Full Time Reports to: Owner Base Pay: Competitive based on experience Benefits: Health Insurance Relocation: Provided for this opportunity SEND RESUMES TO: email@example.com or apply directly online at BevForce JOB DESCRIPTION The Head Distiller will be responsible for further developing the Old Dominick portfolio of brands, planning and executing distillation operations, overseeing production, and managing inventory. In addition, this position will work with marketing and sales teams to showcase portfolio brands in order to raise brand awareness with local and national media sources. This role’s oversight encompasses the entire production process including sourcing, distilling, quality control and maturation and selection of our estate aged products to exceed criteria and quality parameters. In addition, the head distiller will work with management to lead future distillery projects. Relocation is provided for this opportunity! Responsibilities Responsible for entire distilling and quality control process and therefore should be well versed in scheduling, distilling, aging, and packaging operations. Manage raw ingredient inventories, scheduling, forecasts and contracts. Manage and develop procedures for operational & quality control. Manage and monitor all operations and distillery personnel. Knowledge of electrical distribution and control systems Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources modeling. Manage productivity of all operations. Engage with public through festivals, events, and competitions. Work in concert with Company’s Founder to manage budgets, and oversee the management of internal operating budgets. Participate in the development of new project/private label proposals. Develop a culture of action, collaboration and trust across all key stakeholders. Nature & Scope This role requires a strong respect for the past yet appreciation for innovation. The position demands strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage varied priorities. It also demands a working knowledge of all of the disciplines of the business and distillation process, including such areas as supply chain, forecasting, production, operations, and quality assurance. In addition this role must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot potential obstacles. JOB REQUIREMENTS Preferred Requirements Minimum of Bachelors Degree Minimum 3 years of distilling or brewing experience, at least 1 year in a production distillery or brewery with working knowledge of all aspects of distillery operations. Demonstrated knowledge of the distillery process operation; process equipment related to distillery production; maturation procedures and a complete understanding of the entire process of making and aging spirits. Ability to maintain training and qualification documentation systems for all hourly operators. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Should have ability to multitask, work independently, as well as in a team environment. Working knowledge of MS-Office – especially Excel. There is relocation/assistance for this opportunity PLEASE NOTE: No Phone Calls Please! Only resume submissions will be considered for this opportunity ABOUT OLD DOMINICK DISTILLERY Old Dominick Distillery will be a state of the art distillery, tasting room, and event center located in downtown Memphis, TN. Founded in 2013 by Chris Canale Jr. of D. Canale & Co., Old Dominick Distillery represents a return to form for a family business whose roots are deeply entwined with Memphis and the alcohol beverage business. Named in honor of D. Canale’s founder, Old Dominick was one of the largest pre-Prohibition spirits brands in the Southeast. The portfolio will initially consist of a line of vodkas, whiskeys, and other yet to be announced offerings. With a strong executive management team including leading beverage industry experts, Old Dominick Distillery plans aSpring 2016 public opening.