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What class or course would you recommend for a beginner looking to move into the commercial distilling business?

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i'd suggest you talk to the folks at 6 and twenty down there in Greenville SC.

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Siebel Institute was an excellent course, but it is only offered once a year. The Siebel classes are more theory technical, less hands on which I feel is important if you want to go commercial. I would then follow up with a class like 6&20's or SIPS, can't beat the hands on portion.

My.02 cents

Take care- Mitty

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SIPS looks great! I'm sure they are already booked. Maybe I can get lined up for next year.

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You might also consider the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute. We have two week long workshops yet this year. September and November. We are now in our 5th year of training the world's next distillers; one batch at a time. Give us a call.

Cheers,

Allan

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I had a great experience at the Moonshine University in Louisville. Good connections to seasoned industry guys.

Karl

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We just attended the three day course at Kothe (actually at Koval in Chicago). I thought it was a pretty good course and they are very open about their operation.

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Just attended Downslope Distilling 2 day course in Colorado. Pretty comprehensive, not alot of hands on, but very knowledgeable, very open, many unique ideas in their process, and not alot of dough.

Geared more towards beginner to intermediate.

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seems like there are many options available, hard to decide on the best one

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I am looking at the Downslope Distilling two day course,,,,anybody else besides souschefdude? Bang for the buck it looks okay.

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SIPS in Seattle would be at the top of my short list.

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I am looking at the Downslope Distilling two day course,,,,anybody else besides souschefdude? Bang for the buck it looks okay.

I've done a couple rounds of training there. The initial two-day course is good for those contemplating the industry. Lots of info on building and fire codes, and a solid overview on fermentation, distillation, making cuts, etc. Not so much on daily operations (TTB reporting, etc.) Mitch will gladly do more hands-on advanced classes if you ask.

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Thank you. I booked it for March 20-21. I will let you know how it goes!

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I wanted to give a shout out to 8 feathers distillery in Boise, ID. I took thier two day course last weekend and it was awesome. Very open and transparent group, very informative and will answer any question you have as honestly as they can. I plan on sending my wife and business partner to the course in the coming months. Check them out!

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Six and Twenty is hosting another 4 day school April 23-26.

well worth checking out, some of the best minds in the industry teaching.

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SIPS in Seattle would be at the top of my short list.

I would suggest the SIPS course hosted by Rusty Figgins at Skybound Spirits in Seattle. http://www.sipsclass.org

SIPS looks great! I'm sure they are already booked. Maybe I can get lined up for next year.

Thank you kindly for the generous praise!

SIPS Class 15 commences on 3/23/2015 for a full week, with a full roster of attendees, and even more educational content!

www.SIPSclass.org

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I'll add one more. Rusty has a great, well-rounded class that hits on all the main details of starting your own distillery at a very reasonable cost. Two of the other instructors that he's brought in to help teach have also provided valuable advice for free after the class.

Ron

Thank you kindly for the generous praise!

SIPS Class 15 commences on 3/23/2015 for a full week, with a full roster of attendees, and even more educational content!

www.SIPSclass.org

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I just took the Downslope Distillery class. It was excellent! And certainly worth the modest price. No sales pitches, which I have heard happens with some of the other classes back east. Anyway, onward and upward.

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The three distillers and owners from Striped Pig Distillery in Charleston, SC and Mitch Abate, one of the best in the business, from Downslope Distilling in Colorado, are teaching a two-day workshop June 27th & 28th in Charleston that will cover everything you need to know about distilling and starting a brand. There are only a few spots left. More information and tickets may be purchased here!

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