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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #13

"Dunkel":2lgjd66r wrote: I'm pretty sure the Dingle Distillery are using pot stills for their vodka and gin.[/quote:2lgjd66r]

Seems to be. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=" www.dingledistillery.ie/ "> www.dingledistillery.ie/

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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #14

Aparently the reason behind the minimum size requirement is to ensure the still is not moveable!

Also talking to other distillers at the first Alltech conference its much more efficient and timely to distill a big batch as a lot of small ones.

Having said that the laws do allow for less than a 1800 l pot - you just have to go through a court appearance and convince the judge!

I used to work in southern germany and saw the beautiful small stills that were being made. All shinny Copper, Stainless, Brass and digital controls.

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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #15

The reason there is a size limitation I understand is lobbying from beer breweries that consumption of spirits was bad for the nation. I must look but that size I think is there since colonial times.

The reason the size is what it is is because that's the minimum amount required to fill one barrel with cask strength spirit. i.e. no-one would need to make less unless they were moonshiners etc.

Or so I'm told.

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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #16

&quot;Dunkel&quot;:245r9gl3 wrote: I'm pretty sure the Dingle Distillery are using pot stills for their vodka and gin.[/quote:245r9gl3]

That's interesting. It would suggest they are buying grain neutral spirit in bulk, diluting it, and redistilling it with their own water. Pretty gimmicky if true, but I know of other microdistilleries doing just that.

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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #17

&quot;Tube&quot;:1tys483u wrote: The reason there is a size limitation I understand is lobbying from beer breweries that consumption of spirits was bad for the nation. I must look but that size I think is there since colonial times./quote]

Yea these was a massive propitiation again sprints in the 19th C, nearly or most largish town had one distillery

&quot;Tube&quot;:1tys483u wrote: The reason the size is what it is is because that's the minimum amount required to fill one barrel with cask strength spirit. i.e. no-one would need to make less unless they were moonshiners etc.

Or so I'm told.[/quote:1tys483u][/quote:1tys483u]

That would sound like Irish thinking alright

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I want to open a micro-distilliery 6 years 1 week ago #18

&quot;upsidedowna&quot;:2a787u0l wrote: Pretty gimmicky if true[/quote:2a787u0l]Really? I got the impression it was standard practice, and possibly even a legal requirement for gin. Oliver Hughes wrote about the process at Dingle [url=https&#58;//dinglespirit&#46;wordpress&#46;com/2013/02/05/olivers-conversion/:2a787u0l]here[/url:2a787u0l].

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