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  1. #31
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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    I'm not sure what the numbers are. I think what it amounts to is how committed are they to whiskey. If whiskey is only an occasional thing, then it might make more sense to use commercial grist.

    On the other hand, Koval here in Chicago makes nothing but grain spirits, using a bunch of different grains, and they do not mill.

    Everybody has different ideas about what they're doing and where their value-added is, different visions.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Ground corn meal is about 50 cents a pound. Whole good clean corn is 16 cents. Delivered. It does not make sense to me.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    Ground corn meal is about 50 cents a pound. Whole good clean corn is 16 cents. Delivered. It does not make sense to me.
    How much does the mill go for?
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  4. #34
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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    A small distillery can get a good mill for 1500 bucks.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Talked with Tom this week and he is pretty close to firing the cooker up.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    They have run their first, small batch, with the assistance of David Beam, his three sons, and Dick Stoll. David, of course, is a former distiller at Jim Beam, as Dick was at Michter's. The Beams never ran the barrel-a-day equipment in Kentucky, so this was the first batch run through it since the last one Stoll ran at Michter's.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Saw the pictures up on their facebook page. Good news.

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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    I have not talked to Tom, but saw pictures. The mash looked like high rye, which I think Tom said he wanted. I am planning to get out there if I can ever get our distillery to run 16 hours a day by itself.

  9. #39

    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    I have not talked to Tom, but saw pictures. The mash looked like high rye, which I think Tom said he wanted. I am planning to get out there if I can ever get our distillery to run 16 hours a day by itself.
    Yeah, good luck with that. LOL.

  10. #40
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    Re: Tom's Foolery tasting

    Talked with him today. He has a few bugs to work out but is on the right track.

 

 

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