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  1. EZdrinking

    Hemp Vodka

    Of the two US distilleries that say they are fermenting Hemp and Corn to make vodka they both say that it took them years of trial and error to get the mash right, so my guess is they are not going to be very forthcoming on how they make their product. Also, one nutritional source I looked at says that only 1-2% of hemp seeds are carbohydrates. That seems like a really poor substrate for making spirits unless you have an incredibly large and cheep source. And, unless the data I looked at is wildly wrong, it sounds like the two distilleries that are making these hemp vodkas that the corn is rea
  2. Last I heard was the next best bet is the annual tax extenders bill that will get passed at the end of the year. Similar to last year. At this point I think it is safe to say that nothing of substance legislatively is going to happen until after the election is over and settled.
  3. TTB has defined distillation as "a single run through a pot still or a single run through a column of a column (reflux) still." Title 27 §5.42 (b) (6). They do not provide a definition for rectification but its meaning can be inferred from its usage in Title 27 to mean something like a production process that changes the class/type of a spirit (so not vatting/blending of two spirits of the same C/T and not proofing etc.). That being said, in the UK rectification has a different meaning closer to the re-distillation of a spirit. i.e. the head of the Gin Guild is know as the Grand Rectifier
  4. Other than Huber's book, the International Barrel Symposium books are the best resource I have found.
  5. Yes. High West is a good example of this practice. They have been buying straight bourbon and rye from Indiana and Kentucky distilleries then they blend and proof them to their target profiles. If you use the same type of spirit from two states i.e. an Indiana Straight Bourbon and a Tennessee Straight Bourbon then you can blend them together and the label will read either A Blended of Straight Bourbon Whiskey or Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey. If you were to mix the bourbon and the rye I think it would just be labeled as Blended Straight Whiskey or A Blend of Straight Whiskeys. Whe
  6. I don't know about varieties but I do know that they take around 7 years to produce their first crop of berries.
  7. EZdrinking

    cucumber

    Sorry I don't.
  8. EZdrinking

    cucumber

    I know a distiller that used cucumber water in the proofing process to add the fresh flavors without getting the stewed characters that can come over in distillation.
  9. The annual Public Policy Conference will be a virtual event this year and you can register for free through Eventbrithe here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-policy-conference-registration-111854092602 I flew out to DC last year and it was a privilege to participate and speak to representatives about the needs of the craft distilling community. Since this year's even is virtual and free of charge, I would encourage as many US distillers as possible to participate. Speak directly with your representatives and remind them of the importance of making the FET reduction permanent, the need
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    Register for Free at Eventbrite The Virtual Public Policy Conference, hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, provides distillers, owners or operators of DSPs, sales or front of the house teams, investors, and suppliers to our spirits industry the opportunity to engage directly with lawmakers in the nation’s capital and advocate for parity with beer and wine on FET relief, trade support, and other critically important issues. Given the unprecedented challenges affecting the country, we must not get lost in the pressing ma
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    2021 Judging of Craft Spirits ADI accepts US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from ADI Members as well as non-member small and medium-scale producers (maximum annual sales of 750,000 proof gallons). Enter Today Please download our registration checklist, and look over our FAQs, if you are a new entrant to ADI’s Judging. For more information about benefits for Judging winners, who we use as judges and more, go to distilling.com/judging 2021 Judging Deadlines Deadline to a
  12. If you are still having any issues please admin@distilling.com and Christy will help you get into the system.
  13. Great news about the increased interest. "Lots of emails enquiring about me shipping to USA but as most of you know your laws do not allow it. My online store automatically locks out USA addresses." Does this mean US Importation soon? Fingers crossed on my end.
  14. FDA is requiring DSPs that are producing Hand Sanitizer to register here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-registration-and-listing-system-drls-and-edrls/electronic-drug-registration-and-listing-instructions
  15. Here is a link to the FDA's updated guidance on compounding Hand sanitizer https://americancraftspirits.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Temporary-Policy-Compounding-Hand-Sanitizers-Revised-Guidance-Final-4-15-2020.pdf
  16. Are you offering this as a free service?
  17. @Tailwinds @bluefish_dist and @Storm King Distilling Co. it is commonly said among tequila and mezcal distillers that most of the methanol comes off the still during the tails. I am curious if any of you have had this experience when distilling agave syrup?
  18. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This Advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven. If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the Advance, you need to submit this new application even i
  19. For anyone looking to apply for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance you can do so here via this .gov website https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
  20. This update was also added to the other discussion thread.
  21. ADI does not administer the DISCUS website or its content. Any concerns about the DISCUS resource page should be directed to them.
  22. Part A provides a practical guide for use at the pharmacy bench during the actual preparation of the formulation. Users may want to display the material on the wall of the production unit. Part B summarizes some essential background technical information and is taken from WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (2009). Within Part B the user has access to important safety and cost information and supplementary material relating to dispensers and distribution. WHO_Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf
  23. TTB Public Guidance Production of Hand Sanitizer to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic March 26, 2020 TTB G 2020-1A Summary Tax-free ethanol may be used to produce hand sanitizer if it is denatured according to TTB regulations and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance. Alcohol, whether or not denatured, may be delivered tax-free to state and local governments for non-beverage purposes. The same is true for hospitals, blood banks, sanitariums, certain pathological laboratories, non-profit clinics, and qualifying educational institutions, if not for resale or use in the
  24. DISCUS has put together a resource page for distillers here: https://www.distilledspirits.org/distillers-responding-to-covid-19/ Our COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer Connection Portal is a resource for distillers looking to produce hand sanitizer – providing a list of the necessary ingredients and supplies for making sanitizer and identifying distribution methods.. The portal is available for ALL American distillers to access.
  25. Updated FDA Guidence 3/24/20 This guidance is being issued to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. This is being implemented without prior public comment because FDA has determined that prior public participation for this guidance is not feasible or appropriate (see section 701(h)(1)(C)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and 21 CFR 10.115(g)(2)). This guidance document is being implemented immediately, but it remains subject to comment in accordance with the Agency’s good guidance practices. Download full doc below. Et
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