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  1. New Member/tips on getting started

    Come out to the Mt. Index Brewery & Distillery. I'm always here, I'd be happy to help you out.
  2. 18 x 12 threaded aluminum ROPP caps

    You try General Bottle Supply? Not sure about the metal ones but they do carry the airline bottles and caps.
  3. 190 proof GNS & Fire Department Issues

    Look into running a closed system. For the first time I ran into fire inspection issues, and that is the way I'm leaning. It means modding your still and collection system a bit, but you might be able to avoid the heavy cost of replacing outlets, lights ect..
  4. Firearms in a DSP?

    This has been an on going argument with my brother, mainly due to the bear that shows up every year. I'm sure that if any firearms are obscured from public view you won't have any issues.
  5. review of tax and license proposals

    On the 17% are distillers included in this?
  6. OK bear with me here I'm a little groggy from too much r/d work last night. this a review of the meeting minutes from 2-16-16. First I don't think we need the WA restaurant association or the retailers behind us, let them worry about their own industry. Besides if I remember correctly they have oposed us on other issues (who was aposed to the cocktails and 17%)? Lower taxes- We need to give up on the revenue neutral crap. It's a waste of time and money with a variable budget for the state. Reduce the liquor sales tax and base the liter tax on volume. You watch their will plenty of other bills passed this year by other industries that are NOT revenue neutral. I'll bet a bottle on it. One license- If the LCB is convinced that a single license is better, then let them do it to one of the other alcohol industries first. If it's such a good idea than it should work with either the winery or brewery industry as well.let them experiment with an already established industry.
  7. review of tax and license proposals

    My bad on the multiple post. Lag.
  8. Washington Convention center distillery?

    How about just tearing the old one down and building a new one? I did the roof on that thing about 10 years ago, and let me tell you. Of all the buildings in Seattle, that is the one you don't wanna be in when a earthquake hits. There is symmetric cracking in all the concrete decks that follow the iron. Wonder if there smart enough to widen I-5 under it when they do. And I doubt the loss of revenue is because of the size, probably more due to traffic congestion. Hence the reason I don't make the trip to Seattle anymore.
  9. Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs Grand Opening!

    Congratulations! Looking forward to doing some sampling of your products this year at one of the tasting events.
  10. Newbs: learn from my mistake!

    It's the "attached to" thats killing you. I believe the federal law states it can't even be attached to a residence via a fence. It worried me a bit when I got our space, as I live next door in the apartments. Thankfully someone along time ago divided our property up into three lots probably because it used to be a lounge.
  11. Shipping

    Actually fed-ex will ship alcohol, it takes a few weeks to set up the account with them though. They need copies of your DSP, state license, ect.. Start by just setting up a normal account with them then give them a call or e-mail and talk to someone about alcohol shipping.
  12. Seeking "small" used fermentation tanks.

    Not at all. As long as you just use them for fermentation.
  13. Seeking "small" used fermentation tanks.

    Not sure if this is what your looking for but there quite affordable. Look at the cone bottom tanks.
  14. So does this license require food service? Private Club – Spirits, Beer and Wine $720 Allows a private club to sell spirits, beer and wine by the individual glass to members, visitors and guests for on-premises consumption. Beer and/or wine may be sold either on tap or in opened bottles or cans. Add-on Endorsements: Non-Club Event; Off-Premises Sale Wine Anyone ever been into a VFW or Legioners club to see if they have to serve food? It wouldn't be hard to charge a $5 membership fee or something for serving privileges.
  15. Powdered Alcohol - TTB Pulls Label Approval

    Space liquor mmmm. Sounds like it'll be expensive, and the author of the article is right. It won't take long for people to start snorting it.
  16. As a craft distillery I have always looked at that 17% waiver as one of the things that sets the craft distillery apart from the distiller/rectifier. If you were to do away with the 17% fee that the other license holders are responsible for I'd like to see a bonus replace it. I certainly wouldn't mind having a privilege like the craft breweries have like (may sell products produced by other Washington distillers and craft distillers as long as it doesn't exceed 25% of products produced in-house). Or something to that extent. It would be a boon to both the craft distiller and holders of the distiller license. As far as push back from the retailers and distributors, oh well let em complain. I'm generally disgusted with how few products I see on the liquor store shelves that are produced in Washington.
  17. So is there a certain minimum sales requirement for food in order to sell cocktails? Or is it just you have to have food to offer? If i remember my MAST training correctly, it's the greasy food that counteracts alcohol absorption. So grease on tap? j.k.
  18. I'm all for this. But it might be better if we included other industries as well. Some thing like an add on privilege for wineries, breweries, and distilleries. I would even go as far to say 75% of the products served should be produced in Washington (that should be plenty to make up for mixers). Might be a good idea to get some of the independent public houses involved if possible. Technically they're considered breweries but they need the add on endorsement to sell spirits by the glass. Which includes the requirement that they serve food. I would love nothing more to roll our distillery tasting room into our brewery tasting room. Feds wouldn't have much to say about it because technically brew-pubs are allowed to retail spirits per their federal license. I know the wineries would be happy serving samples of brandy made from their wine. I'm sure if you looked hard enough you could find a brewery that could sell Malt whiskey made from their mash.
  19. Comprehensive list of all washington distillers?

    Look on the WSLCB website you can find it some where on there.
  20. November 14th Guild Meeting (Public Notice)

    Preparing for the journey now.
  21. Are days of unpaid internships and volunteering over?

    Thank you. I wondered about those same legal issues after reading an article in the paper about a winery paying volunteers in bottled wine.
  22. Hello from Leavenworth

    Good luck its a lot of fun and work running a distillery. Isn't there a distillery in Leavenworth? We're not far from you and are opening our tasting room this Saturday during the Index Arts Festival. We're in the Old Mt. Index Cafe, now know as the Mt. Index Brewery and Distillery. Stop in if you get a chance.
  23. July 14th Guild Meeting

    I'll be there for sure. The errors I keep finding in the state tax and reporting system are starting to drive me crazy need to get some input on them.
  24. May 19 Guild Meeting

    I'll be there.Or I'll send my brother, one of my business partners since he lives in Seattle.
  25. So what kind of usage charge are we talking about here?