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There's a bit of re-working due to space limitations in our distillery and our mill is being relocated off-site. The plan is to hand load milled grain bags (50 lb sacks) into the mash tun. Yes, up the ladder and into the top of the 15 bbl tank. In the existing on-site mill room, which is being de-constructed, there is an exhaust fan which could be re-positioned about 4 feet. Thoughts on hand loading grain other, than that's a lot of physical work? I'm concerned about the sparking and approval.
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Before the rumor mill churns out its own version of the events this week at Tuthilltown, here's our official report. Monday morning the day at Tuthilltown started with a bang. An explosion in our distilling room from an unexpected vapor release ignited a fire which destroyed the two cupolas atop the distillery roof. No one was injured and the fire was brought under control quickly by our local volunteer fire company. We're evaluating the extent of the damage. Preliminary reports are there is no structural damage and the stills appear to be in intact, though we won't know the full effect till we take them apart and inspect the internal workings. The fire was confined to the distilling room. The outpouring of support and encouragement from the craft distilling industry and friends of the distillery has been a great boost as we recover from the shock of watching flames pouring out the cupolas. Thank you all. All our product is stored in a separate building, as are our shop/tasting room and our bottling line, so the whiskey continues to fill bottles and glasses. A topic to be taken up at the next meeting of the NY CRAFT DISTILLERS GUILD will certainly be operational safety standards for craft distillers, how they should be developed, accepted and implemented among us all. We don't want anyone else suffering a similar blow. R