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  1. That's my thought. Any idea on how best to transition safely from metal racking to on end on a pallet?
  2. Good morning all, I have some TIB needs that involve shipping full whiskey barrels from our inventory. I'm trying to wrap my head around the appropriate way to handle shipping FULL barrels on a pallet. Should they be put on end and strapped/wrapped? Should they be shipped on a standard metal rack, and strapped to that, then secured on a pallet? I'm curious what everyone thinks, from their experience.
  3. Thanks for the confirmation.
  4. We got a kickback on a COLA for a whiskey finished in a wine barrel. Prior to the wine barrel aging it was a straight rye whiskey through and through. The kickback is requiring a formula and DSS classification. Is this congruent with everyone's experience with barrel finishing whiskies?
  5. I'm about to use citric for the first time to clean the still. I have a bucket of concentrate at 50%, I'm curious what concentration everyone uses for a final pass in your still (copper/steel). HFD
  6. Price does not include shipping. We are located at zipcode 14472. Pallet weight is 418 lbs.
  7. I have (9) Western Square, black barrel racks available for 15G barrels. Two barrels fit per rack, in excellent (but dusty) used condition. Asking $50.00 /ea, whole lot only. Will ship from 14472 area code with a weight of 418 lbs. Buyer is responsible for shipping.
  8. I'm having a hard time finding a capsule in the 41mm x 35mm size for our somewhat short necked and wide topped bottle. Does anyone have any suggestions on custom houses that could possibly work with me to produce custom sizes? The manual application of sleeves is getting tedious. -HFD
  9. I'm looking for the name/vendor for an adapter used with forklifts/gentry cranes that has two pincers that grab barrels on either end and hold tight as weight is applied. When I google for "barrel grabber" and "barrel grabber thingy" I only get drum management tools for skid steers. I'm sure someone here knows what I'm talking about. I hope...
  10. Does anyone have a line on a vendor for used 53G barrel rack? I'm specifically looking for someone on the east coast/northeast because shipping costs are out of control atm. Thank you!
  11. I'd be interested to hear you out.
  12. Stance on food grade vs non-food grade as it pertains to spirit storage?
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  14. What methods does everyone perform to engrave the head of your barrels? Is anyone using spray paint/marking paint of some kind? Has it had a negative effect on product in barrels? I'm looking into this and weighing my options. Any feedback is appreciated.
  15. I'm trying to put some rhyme and reason to spot market price for barrels of various ages. Does anyone have any resources or insight on what the price of a newmake filled 53G barrel would yield vs multi-year aged barrel would yield?
  16. Mistake on my part. I meant distiller's beer. lol I hope no one put unfermented mash in their thumper! Quite the cleanup I would imagine.
  17. We have a local winery that wants to partner and collaborate on a product line. They're wanting to bring in bulk spirits from our DSP and fortify soda that they make and can it as a canned cocktail. The main question: is it even possible to transfer bulk spirits besides grape based brandy/neutral to a winery? Thank you in advanced!
  18. I believe a thumper equates to roughly about 1.5x distillation. It's really it's own animal though. You will produce a dramatically fuller flavor off a thumper compared to a spirit run from low-wines. If you use water in the thumper you'll get an extension of the hearts run, and if you use distiller's beer you will bump proof up a bit with less of an extension.
  19. Sankey Beer keg with internal low density heating elements and 2" copper pipe pot head with leibig/worm condenser. boom. 15G batch test still. Do grain in/hot maceration with caution. Scorching galore.
  20. A few constants I've used, and confirmed: You yield 11% of your kettle volume in finished whiskey. This is double pot stilling with minimal reflux. A column with proper deph control will yield you about 16-17% kettle volume in finished whiskey in one run. Assuming 9-10% distillers beer. variability to the above comes from your actual ferment ABV. For every 100 G of still volume you can expect (roughly) around 500 bottles of white dog/unaged at 80 proof per week (5 days). This is assuming you're running a single run through column. I've found this to be spot on. To predict fin
  21. **These are no longer available** We have an extra pallet of All American Containers Moonshine Bottles - 750ml. 80x 12 bottle cases for a total of 960 bottles. I would like to move the whole pallet at once so anyone interested in that will get priority before splitting. Asking $1.25 per bottle (25% off wholesale). $1,200 for the whole pallet of 960 bottles. Purchaser is responsible for shipping from 14472 zip. **Addendum** I can throw in (for free) what we have in black synthetic toppers to anyone wanting a full pallet purchase.
  22. I'm seeking a continuous supply of New York sourced GNS. We are required to use at least 75% of all inputs sourced from NY under our license. Willing to buy on contract, a la carte, or barter. Anyone with any leads/input/willingness to work with us please let me know! We have a ravenous on going demand. -HFD
  23. Is anyone able to give me a reference to a source for roman wormwood? It seems to be difficult to find in bulk. Thank you!
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