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Am looking at a site that would provide a potential net-negative utility cost   (spring water and excess hydro-power) but It is way off the beaten path so an off-site tasting/retail location would be required.  Is anyone willing to share their utilities cost as a percentage of costs of goods sold so I could compare with a location with adjacent tasting room where I will have all utility costs? I realize everyone's set-up and operation is unique but would love to see some examples.

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It is about a third, for us, paying urban rates for electric, power, and water/sewer.

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21 minutes ago, Silk City Distillers said:

Cooling water is the big energy savings.  However, are you legally permitted to take the water and discharge it?

Had to look that one up.  Missouri is a riparian state so can do anything that does not materially adversely impact downstream owners.  Most of the heat transfer to cooling water would be re-used in the production process for preheating mash tun and perhaps pre-heating still .  Cooled down water would then be used in irrigation of crop field nearby.  Capacity of spring is such that discharging directly would have negligible (and probably non-measurable) effect on downstream temp, but I don't want to waste the thermal energy by dumping direct.

Any input on % of COGS?

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5 minutes ago, Aux Arc said:

Cooled down water would then be used in irrigation of crop field nearby

what water wuold you get that's cooled down?

 

 

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Cooled down to ambient air temp.

4 minutes ago, indyspirits said:

what water wuold you get that's cooled down?

 

 

 

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