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Scalawag last won the day on February 25 2017

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    Blue Lake, CA
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    Motorcycles, Kayaking, Distilling, Adrenaline, living off grid.

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  1. Hello, I am located in CA and available to discuss anytime. Just send me a message. Thank you.
  2. Flyhigher87 I don't currently sell me spirits into Europe but I have another business that does. I am very familiar with exporting into Europe and importing from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. If you would like to have a detailed discussion over the phone I would be happy to share what I know. Send me a personal e-mail if interested.
  3. I spent quite a bit of time working through the process only to find out that they use an online sales reporting tool (Nielsen) to determine if your sales are worthy of bringing it into their system. They were really clear that they don't bring in brands that are new. It was very disappointing that local spirits were not part of their decision making process.
  4. CaptnKB, When I read the code for our installation, my interpretation was that those seismic precautions were for items not moved on a regular basis. So, if you could argue that you rotate your stock or have to move the racks on a "regular basis" you may be able to get around it. Just A thought. Michael
  5. Fantastic well thought out and delivered reply. Seems accurate to me! Thanks....
  6. Some of the best advice I saw posted on this forum regarding start up was; Your starting a marketing company that sells booze. Locally that has played out exactly that way. You don't need to make good spirits to be successful, you need to sell lots of spirits to people that don't know the difference. If you can't survive two years loosing money you may want to try something else. I have always said that I am driven by passion and purpose not fame and fortune. Our focus has been to make the best spirits possible. Eventually that will win the day'. But not in the short run.UNLESS, you are a mark
  7. I try to space them evenly apart from each other so that they get a more accurate reading. On my 500 gal tank I place them on opposite sides of the tank about 16 inches in from the sides.
  8. OOPs, ((drop in heater for 500 gal aquarium))
  9. I know this question was for Indy but since I was here responding I thought I would chime in........... Since getting my ferments down to 5-7 days I no longer need to agitate. When I did, I would pull the heater and replace when done.
  10. Hello Bull, I use one drop in heater for a 500 watt aquarium. Suspend it in the middle of the ferment along with the temp probe. The one I have has a thermostat I can set to 85 degrees. I use my gauging thermometer to test the temp in the ferment and adjust the thermostat accordingly. They have only been off a couple of degrees. I don't remember the brand but I purchased the titanium model so I would not run the risk of breaking glass in my ferment.
  11. Hello Bull, I'm checking back with you to see how your opening went. Did it live up to your expectations? What worked and what would you do different next time? I hope it went well and you're busily making booze. All the best...
  12. Here is the contact person that I use. Leonor Saenz | Customs Entry Writer Superior Brokerage Services 3405 NW 115th Avenue Doral, Fl 33178 Office: 305 594 9422 l Fax: 305 594 9522 lsaenz@sbs-intl.com www.sbs-intl.com
  13. Finally a question straight forward enough for lots of reply's... We put in a 4'' floor drain and wish it were 6". The other big issue for our municipality was what went in to it. So we put in a filter at the discharge and it captures all the solids that go into it and very little goes into their waste water treatment system.
  14. Mash, "If you can cut your sales by 4, double your timeline, triple your estimated costs and still make your business plan work then go for it, otherwise, I'd think twice." The above seems on target with my experience....Glad to hear you are starting to meet expenses. 5 products in a year seems like you have been pushing hard. We hope to accomplish something similar. Blue Star, how long before you figure you will have product on the market? Skaalvan, looks like things are moving in the right direction. Very glad to see it. MOOK, sounds like we are in very similar circ
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