Jump to content
ADI Forums

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'vodka'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Terms & Forum Business
    • Terms of Service for ADI Forum Users
    • Forum Business
  • Welcome, ADI News & General
    • Welcome & Introduce Yourself
    • ADI News & Events
    • Beginners
    • General Discussion
    • Speakeasy
  • Producing Product
    • Equipment
    • Packaging
    • Technique
    • Safety
    • Slow Distillation
  • Spirit Specific
    • Vodka
    • Whiskey
    • Gin
    • Rum
    • Absinthe (and other herbals)
    • Brandy
    • Distilled Spirit Specialty
  • Selling Your Product
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Distillery Tasting Room
  • Government & Guilds
    • Federal Gov't
    • State
    • Local Issues
    • State Distillers Guilds
    • Canada
  • Marketplace
    • For Sale - Peer to Peer
    • For Sale by Vendors
    • Wanted To Buy
    • Marketplace Archive
  • Career
    • Help Wanted
    • Job Wanted
    • Business Opportunities


  • Community Calendar


There are no results to display.


  • Scott @ Twenty2Vodka's HighProofSpirit Infusing Blog
  • emutch's Blog
  • mitchabate's Blog
  • EZdrinking
  • Self Distribution
  • Luwest's Blog
  • Black Water Barrels


  • New Features
  • Other

Found 94 results

  1. Kothe K900N vodka production

    Hi Guys, I'm in the process of setting up a distillery (in the UK - business plan stage) where I want to follow the American practice of making vodka, gin and whiskey from scratch, using a friend's farm - grain, and fruit based ultimately. Budget is super tight. I've met with a distributor for Kothe stills who's trying to steer me away from a twin column 16+ plate system and more towards the K900N, using 3-6 (latter recommended) bubblecaps and an automated system. They doing this 1. To save me money, and 2. Because they claim it's not possible to hit 96.4% ABV on any of these stills, whether it's 6 caps or 16. It's also considered thst a lot of the twin-column still purchasers buy it more for show, than functional ability. Question: Fine, I can't produce an EU standard vodka at 96% but does anyone use a K900N to make vodka, what is your experience like in doing so, and how does the product taste? Do you filter afterwards? I want to avoid filtration. What is your process - double/triple run? Many thanks, M
  2. Hi, We are a group of guys who have been talking about starting our own Nordic craft distillery in Texas. The Burbon scene is quite mature down here and apart from a few vodka distilleries there is not a whole lot more different craft distilleries around. Myself being originally from Sweden I believe there are some great new spirits I would like to bring to the US such as Schnapps, mulled Wine and nordic style single malt whiskeys. We are currently in the very early steps to build a business case and I wanted to join here to read more about what other have done and hopefully be a part of this community. we are planning on running a wide style of products but are looking for a Islay style pot still set up with a hybrid column reroute in order to also do high end vodka based products. starting small for us is key. please feel free to recommend any equipment suppliers you guys recommend as well as TTB lawyers in the North Texas region. looking forward to learn more on here /J
  3. Thank you for reading! A couple of guys in the wine and spirits industry starting to put the nuts and bolts of a NH distillery together. Looking for distillers/people who know how to distill whiskey, vodka, etc local to NH. Someone who may want to have a conversation or two and see if there is a mutual industry. We possess the skills to move the product, just not the skills to produce it. Thanks for reading!
  4. Hello fellow distillers, We have been told that our vodka should be at 40% abv before filtering with activated carbon. If we want to use our vodka to produce a gin, can we filter it at a higher abv? We were considering doing a gin run with 65% abv alcool to be more efficient. Can we filter a vodka at 65% abv? Thanks all
  5. Screw top bottles and cap available 750 ml clear flint glass 680 grams 11 pallets 105 cases on each pallet 12 bottle per case in un marked carton boxes $650 per pallet give away located in Finger Lakes region of NY text 3153148077
  6. Torrified vs Raw vs Malted Wheat

    Can anyone share some good info regarding different types of whole grain wheat when making vodka? Torrified vs raw vs malted wheat? How does each affect conversion, flavour, etc.
  7. Soda gun with vodka?

    My state is becoming non-distillery friendly. Seems like bars are running this town. ABC board last week decided that they are now going to interpret legislation differently than they have the last 4 years; which means NO mixed drinks. The only thing we can do is serve our distilled booze. I would like to make a vodka seltzer (like Truly / White Claw). I would also like to have it on a soda gun. Anyone ever do this? I see I can use a soda siphon but the siphon does not mix the vodka in and I don't think I can get away with that. Any suggestions?
  8. Good day all, We have 10 pallets of clear flint glass bottles 750 ml (680 grams) screw top and matching black caps each pallet has 105 cases (1260 bottles) packed in unmarked carton cases. They are located in Finger Lakes region of NY. We are asking for $750 per pallet which makes bottles and cap @ $0.60 the price is negotiable.
  9. Hey, everybody! Quick question to ponder (and any help is appreciated): We've been running a 18-plate Crystal Dragon StillDragon with 100 gallon kettle for our vodka/NGS production. We've had this setup since August of last year and have been able to consistently hit 95.625% ABV on each of our 100% wheat low wine runs. However, the past two days, for some reason, we're struggling to even hit 95% ABV. Here's our basic rundown: 500 Gallon, 100% wheat mash typically at 1.088 SG. Fermentation to 1.000. Stripped to approx. 125 gallons of low wines at 36% ABV. Proofed down to 25% ABV with tap water then fed into the kettle. Full reflux for one hour, then slowly exiting reflux into heads. This typically gets us to 95.5% ABV by the time we hit hearts (about an hour into distillation). However, these past two runs, we've done the exact same thing we've always done. The temperature of the kettle is the same, amount of water and temp of dephleg is the same. The only thing that's changed is the proof is struggling to get over 94.5 and there's a slight cloudiness in the final distillate. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  10. We have a hardly used (used 10x) fully functioning Hillbilly 26-gallon turnkey potstill and column with HS5500; https://www.hillbillystills.com/product/turn-key-distillery-with-hs5500/ Extra Plates https://www.hillbillystills.com/product/add-a-plate-2-plate-section-for-hillbilly-flute-only/ Gin Basket $350 https://www.hillbillystills.com/product/gin-basket-add-on-new-and-improved/ Various Connectors https://www.hillbillystills.com/product-category/distilling-equipment-accessories/stainless-fittings/ Filtration system gravity fed https://www.hillbillystills.com/product/carbon-filter-with-storage-bottling-can/ Stand https://www.hillbillystills.com/product/boiler-stand-for-26-gallon-boiler/ TOTAL PAID $5.1k, its yours for $4.5k + Shipping from, Los Angeles.
  11. We are looking for someone with experience to open a distillery in the Deep South. We are looking for someone who can run the day to day operation and help with recipes. Please leave contact information if you are interested. We will be producing Rye Whiskey, Gin, and Vodka. Please inquire here with any questions you may have. We would be willing to help relocate candidate and provide an competitive salary.
  12. Distiller/Manager in the Cayman Islands

    ABOUT Cayman Spirits Company is a full production distillery in The Cayman Islands. Specializing in Rum, Vodka and Liquors, we operate a 1000 gallon washhouse and fermenter batch size with wash and spirit distillations running every day Monday through Saturday. POSITION We are currently looking for someone to fill a position that will work on all facets of our spirits production from wash production and distilling operations to warehousing and packaging in addition to palate development. Candidates MUST be serious about safety, quality, and attention to detail. Candidates must also be available to work Monday through Saturday in the morning and during the day as well as some evenings. The candidate will work with and report any mechanical issues to the Plant Manager. An ideal candidate would have: An eagerness to learn and accept direction Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills Strong written and verbal communication ability A flexible schedule The ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack safely A willingness to perform other jobs and help other employees in the distillery as needed A college degree in chemistry, microbiology, or food science; or applicable experience in a related field. Production brewing or production distilling experience of some kind. COMPENSATION Competitive wage based on previous work experience and expertise. TO APPLY Send cover letter, resume, and references to: nelson@rum.ky or call 345-926-8186
  13. Blending Our Vodka and NGS Labeling

    We are making a 100% Corn Vodka from scratch and everyone that makes vodka from scratch knows it is a time killer. Luckily people like our vodka and as we begin to max out our production ability we are thinking of ways to stretch the quality product that we have. Our question is: If we blend our 100% Corn Vodka (55-60%) with another 100% Corn Vodka from a bigger company (40-45%) what would we have to change on our label. With straight vodka there is no Formula process so I called TTB Labeling and they sent me to Formula. No one at the TTB was much help, hopefully I can get some on the forum. Our bottle statements are: 1) 100% Corn 2) Distilled from Grain 3) Distilled and Bottle by US Thanks!
  14. Head Distiller

    Welcome experienced candidates that want to create authentic spirits in an award winning landmark. Competitive compensation and real responsibility offered. See both attachments to get a feel for the opportunity! cheers Elliott MHD Head Distiller Search.doc MHD Events Brochure 2017.pdf
  15. Head Distiller Wanted

    Hollow Spirits is a new distillery opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico, early 2018. We are looking for someone who is as excited and as motivated as we are to build a lasting name and quality spirits from the ground up. The ideal person for this position is a skilled distiller who knows their way around fermentation; someone who can see a quality product through from sourcing all the way to bottling; who has an intuitive understanding of the processes involved in and the chemistry behind brewing and/or distilling. The work is hard and there is a lot of it, but at the end of the day it is very rewarding and you will have something to show for it. You will have created something truly unique. If you have the knowledge and the skill, and if this level of responsibility and creative freedom appeals to you, we would like to work with you. Minimum of three years experience distilling and/or brewing. Job Responsibilities · Prepare and manage mashing, fermentation, distillation, barreling, processing, bottling, and shipping processes · Performing regular testing throughout fermentation and distilling process to determine necessary information in producing a quality product. · Cleaning of all tanks by rinsing after cooking or fermentation is complete. · Maintaining a high level of housekeeping within the assigned area and other surrounding areas · Production forecasting and planning · Able to efficiently direct the work of others towards production goals · Materials sourcing and storage · Establishing efficient bottling and packaging procedures · Strong organization and record keeping skills · Maintain recordkeeping related to all filings with the Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), OSHA, EPA, FDA & DOT agencies · Is able to represent Hollow Spirits well in public and at events · Learns from mistakes and constantly improves as an aptitude with mechanical devices, tools, and equipment Physical responsibilities · Must be able to stand for the duration of a shift as well as routinely lift up to 75 lbs and perform physically demanding tasks regularly · Position requires use of hands to perform fine manipulation of glass and mechanical equipment · Be able to Identify inconsistencies in color, clarity, smell and taste · Safely handle mildly hazardous materials (primarily for cleaning) and responsibly operate complex machinery Must be willing to relocate to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please Contact Us Frank@hollowspirits.com
  16. Malted Wheat or Enzymes

    So i've been experimenting with malted wheat and enzymes when added to flaked wheat to make Vodka. Novozymes AMG glucoamylase and Fungamyl Q alpha amylase in particular. I am trying to maximum conversion efficiency and I feel like the malt used in conjunction with the enzymes achieves the best result. Just wondering if the intended use of the enzymes is to always use them in conjunction with the malts to maximize efficiency or are they intended to be used in the absence of malts?
  17. SOLD!!! PRICE REDUCED TO $10,000. The pot and helmet are worth this much! Price: $12,500. Brand new still with copper helmet, two columns (16 plates) and more. Decided to go in a different direction. Electric heat (4 ports). See attached for exact specs. Upgraded parts, fixtures and even boiler thickness. Feel free to call or text. 510-557-2917. Serious inquiries only please. Crated and ready to go (crate never even opened). EXW shipping. Equipment in Greenville, SC [Untitled].pdf Updated drawing of 300liter still.pdf
  18. SOLD TO A VERY NICE HOME Hey everyone! We're almost ready to receive our new still so it's time to re-post this beauty This still was awesome for me. It enabled me to grow my business for 3 years before investing in a huge system. I was able to stay fully electric for years, significantly cutting down my initial investment costs. I was able to run everything on one still, stripping ferments, spirit runs, gin runs and rum all in one place. In year 2 I added an electric continuous stripping still and that kept me going all the way to the end of year 3. Now its time to go big, and pass this starter system on. (I'm not selling the continuous stripper yet, but we can talk if you're interested) We will run this still 6 days a week right up to when we turn it off. If the buyer wants to come down and see it in action, we'd be happy to provide on-site training for a few days. Perfect for a startup Now the deets: Artisan Still Design (ASD) Delivered Nov 2014 60 Gallon Series 1 Modular Still Computer Controlled with integrated electric heat and Dephlegmator controll (can be run full-manual) 304 Stainless steel boiler, electric Baine Marie Heat (3 x 4500W Elements) - easily run on steam if you want 16 plate fully versatile stainless column with copper caps French Brandy style copper helmet Custom designed in-line Gin Basket 2hp CIP system Fully Versatile from stripping to gin/rum/whiskey/brandy and vodka on 1 still! Located on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada V9N7S7 Ready for pickup in Feb $25K USD We'll take it apart for you, but buyer is responsible for costs associated with crating and shipping Shoot me an email for questions (delete the spaces ) Dave @ WaywardOrder . com
  19. I am the owner of established Vodka brand and am looking for someone to help me expand the business. We currently sell 2 collections and will be adding third later this year so the business is rapidly expanding. Our main markets are US, France, Russia, and UK. We just started exporting to UAE and have signed distribution contract for India and Australia. If anyone interested in learning more please send me a message.
  20. Assistant Distiller at Estate Distillery

    APPLY Summary: The Minden Flour Milling Company building, a National Registered Historic Place, will be converted into a craft distillery named Bently Heritage. The new distillery will be one of the first operating in the state of Nevada since Assembly Bill 153 was passed earlier this year, allowing local distilleries to operate. This puts Bently Heritage in notable company with fellow Silver State artisans as well as landing Minden at the forefront of a burgeoning new industry. Bently Heritage will live up to its name by reintroducing the best traditions of the Old West, while embracing New West values such as sustainability and premium quality. The Assistant Distiller is responsible for assisting in the development the Bently Heritage collection by creating and developing various craft spirits, planning, executing distillation operations, overseeing production, managing inventory, and compliance. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Run the day-to-day production. Keep the production schedule on line with the orders and distribution schedules. Maintain all equipment owned and/ or operated by the company. Clean and rinse equipment used for the production of spirits. Assist in all aspects of production, including milling grain, mashing, fermenting, and distilling spirits, as well as bottling, labeling and packaging spirits. Conduct lab analysis; cataloging of samples; track compliance data for all distilled spirits produced on site. Filling, weighing, gauging and placement of barrels, as well as labeling barrelheads with serial numbers and other identifying information. Order supplies, material, and equipment relevant to operations of production and within budget. Take, record, monitor and control all inventory per TTB laws and regulations. Provide a production inventory by the 10th of each month to be used for submission of monthly tax reports to the TTB. Education and/or Experience: Required to be at least 21 years of age Bachelor's degree, preferably in chemistry or a related field 1-3 years professional brewing experience; must include operation of brew house Strong mechanical background a plus Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions. Valid driver’s license with ability to meet company’s insurance requirements What you'll love about working here: You'll be a key player in one of the first distilleries in the State of Nevada. We're a paperless office, so you get your own iPhone and iPad. You'll work on a top of the line computer. We promote coaching, teaching and learning. You'll expand your knowledge quickly in an open environment. Bently Enterprises offers a compensation package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, gym membership, 401(k) and competitive salary. To learn more about the Bently family of companies, please visit the Bently Enterprises website. APPLY
  21. Vodka startup

    I am getting close to pull trigger to open a vodka brand. Right now it's just an idea that I am going to pursue very quickly. Instead of starting on small side plan is to start bigger right away so if demand requires I'm not short on product as have a pretty good marketing plan. I have a budget of $150,000 for equipment (would like to keep around 100k) or less If possible. I want a copper still for sure other than than that other options for equipment are open and would love recommendations. We are going have a decent budget for this and also are looking for master distillers who are willing to relocate and work hard for will make sure you have a place to stay and food to eat in exchange for that. You would get equity in the business only looking for indivuals who are ready to work ass off for next to nothing pay with potential being very large as you would own a small part of company. Please recomend equipment you you would purchase. Any tips you have and anyon interested up in relocating and working dm me.
  22. Potato Vodka

    Anyone care to share their pros and cons of using flakes versus real potatoes? Everything that I read states that potatoes are made up of so much water, that the flakes are the way to go. Being in Alaska, I also feel that storage and consistency is important. I would love to keep it Alaskan potatoes but unless some farmer starts offering flakes up here, it really just isn't feasible. Anyone have good recommendations for Potato Flake manufacturers? I would also like to use more Glacier Water and if the flakes are dried, then it give us the opportunity of using more of the glacier water.
  23. Pulsing Still

    Hey guys hope all is well. So I'm in the middle of a vodka run and my distillate is pulsing. By this I mean, the distillate will completely stop for like 10-15 seconds and then all of a sudden open the flood gates for like 5 seconds. This has only happened once before on a previous run. Normally my still is pretty steady stream a little variation in flow rate but nothing this drastic. My still is a small 50 gallon it has four plates and a large random packed section with copper scrubbers and raschig rings. I am running a dephlag with little trickle of water through it to maintain 95% abv. So Why is my distillate flow rate so crazy today?? thank you.
  24. Cost to filter spirit

    I'm in the planning phase of opening a small distillery to produce rum, vodka, gin and whiskey. It appears that I'm going to have to carbon and/or chill filter my vodka and rum as initial tests show the spirit to be too cloudy and also a bit rough around the edges on taste. Can anybody please advise me what the cost per bottle/gallon/litre might be to peform carbon/chill filtering. I'm referring to the cost of carbon etc as opposed to paying off say 10k of equipment within the cost of production. That said, if people can also advise of chill filter and carbon system costs too, that would help as I'm struggling to find info. I aim to operate on a 300 gallon pot with 4+10+10 plate column set-up. Raw materials will vary from grain to molasses to fruit, depending on product. Many thanks.
  25. New Orleans Distiller Needed

    Lula Restaurant Distillery in New Orleans is seeking a full-time Distiller to oversee the production of our Vodka, Rum & Gin using Louisiana sugarcane. Our spirits are hand crafted, small-batch and 100% gluten free. They are produced using a copper CARL still exclusively manufactured in Eislingen, Germany, a leader in the still industry for the past 150 years. Job Overview: •Performs day-to-day operations of the distillery: Performs every aspect of production including the sourcing of raw materials, fermentation, distillation, maturation, blending, bottling and labeling •Oversees Ongoing Quality Improvement: Improving the quality of the spirits produced by the distillery is paramount; Must create a program which samples and records the quality of the product produced and works towards improving that quality •Maintains process logs: Each phase of the distillation process must be logged and detailed records should be kept to ensure the product meets quality guidelines •Maintains hygiene and food safety standards: Care must be taken throughout the distillation process to maintain the highest levels of hygiene and food safety •Maintains all production equipment and floor area: Includes maintaining/executing daily, monthly and quarterly cleaning schedules •Troubleshoot and resolve mechanical problems: Must be able to solve simple mechanical problems encountered in the spirit production process •Must be able to work any shift in a 24 hour schedule given production demands •Conduct Tours and attend special events as needed •Requires the ability to routinely and repeatedly lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver 170 pounds repeatedly Job Requirements: •Bachelor’s Degree preferred or relevant experience Lula Highlights: Privately owned micro-distillery and restaurant The first restaurant distillery in Louisiana and the southeast U.S. 200+ Seated Capacity Casual Atmosphere, Special Events Space & Outdoor Patio Seating Located along the Streetcar Line and the Uptown Mardi Gras parade route on St. Charles Avenue Competitive Pay, Benefits + Opportunities for Growth Email resumes to info@lulanola.com if interested.