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  1. OK, I could see that being an issue. If you're not using a digital printer, you may want to search for a larg(er) company that has a lot of experience. They may be able to tell you if a digital printer can do it better or if there's other issues. I don't know of any label applicator that would do what you want. But to save some cost, I would just do all the front labels first then swap out the roll and redo the bottles with the back label. You'd still need to register the bottles correctly for the back label but you'd have to do that anyway if you had two applicators.
  2. We use the bottle-matic for our tapered cylindrical bottle and it works fine.
  3. Sorry if this is no help. But I would check with another printing company. Never heard of one that can't do alternating labels on a single roll. A digital printer will definitely be able to do this.
  4. We had an FDA inspection and I'm pretty sure the agent specifically mentioned that was not allowed. We didn't have any animals in distillery but somehow it came up.
  5. Davdear, You really need to check your liquor laws in whatever state you're in. Every state/country/province/etc..laws may be very different so that it dictates your business model. So first you need to understand your local laws first. For example: I'm in TN. We can have a tasting room and sell spirits but we can't self-distribute. So every bottle either physically or on paper has to be bought by our distributor first before it can be sold by us or any other retail store. We also can not ship direct to a consumer so no online sales unless we worked with a distributor in an another s
  6. You have to go to whomever controls your jurisdiction: county/city/state or all three to figure out if the space will meet code. For example: is it zoned to be a distillery, what will the fire marshal (if you have one) require in the space, will the different building inspectors be ok with your planned equipment and how it's heated/cooled, etc.. Most of the federal requirements are based on not having your distillery in a residence or connected to one. Your bigger concern about the space should be local requirements. Do NOT sign a lease without a contingency that says if you can't become
  7. Yes, to the above. I usually pre-filter with 1 micron bag filters before going through the enolmaster. When they still get a little clogged, I use PBW and hot water soak and usually cleans them up good enough. Sometimes trying to force some pressurized water or air through them can help blow them out.
  8. Every time I start my Enolmaster I have to put own on the overflow container lid to seat the o-ring better. Once the vacuum builds up a bit, a couple seconds, then it's fine. I know some people also lose some suction from the o-ring on the little float in the overflow container, one person told me that put a little bean bag on top of it to make sure it doesn't move while bottling.
  9. I have valves at each end of the filter housing; when I'm done filtering I just close the valves (with leftover vodka in housing) and put it away until next time.
  10. Mine's totally manual (gate valve on the water input to the dephlegmator) but I use the head vapor temperature as a guide for my heads to hearts cut for my whiskey. I run a hybrid still with one plate.
  11. I'm guessing you can't bypass the plates but not running the deph will basically give you about one theoretical distillation. Based on a 13% wash ABV I would expect the hearts to come out at about 60% ABV. So I'm not sure I see anything wrong with your distillation. And as others have pointed out, if it's thee stripping run then you'll collect everything. There's no way to go from foreshots to tails and not collect all the main ethanol.
  12. When we ferment rye mashes we have to use some antifoam. Our malt mash doesn't need it and we only have 10% headspace.
  13. You transfer the beer in as a raw material on your production report. Not a TIB and you pay tax when you transfer out of bond. The brewery should should not have to pay any tax but in the end they need to best understand how to deal with the TTB to fulfill any potential tax liabilities.
  14. I've seen this with a copper condenser and all corn mash on stripping runs. Do you have copper in your distillate path? Is it real thick and hard to clean off your hand? Smell real bad?
  15. Stop by PostModern Spirits next time you're in Knoxville. We just started distribution in the Chattanooga area so maybe we can swing by and say hi next time in town. Ron
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