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Postby DeepSouth » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:59 am

Hey y'all, my distillery's website just went live for the first time. Y'all check it out and let me know what you think. I'm always looking for constructive criticism. There's a few bugs I already know about that we're fixing right now.

www.richdistilling.com
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Mikey-moo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:43 am

DeepSouth wrote:Hey y'all, my distillery's website just went live for the first time. Y'all check it out and let me know what you think. I'm always looking for constructive criticism. There's a few bugs I already know about that we're fixing right now.

http://www.richdistilling.com


1) The age verification box on page 1 says enter your age... when it's really my date of birth.

Actually aside from that I think it's great :-)
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:45 am

Thanks Mikey, yeah that part needs some work. I don't think it's storing cookies properly because it doesn't remember that I've been to the site and keeps asking me to put in birthday
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Aitchh » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:49 am

Looks nice Rich. Sweet site, short and simple. Your building looks great too. Does MS allow for you to sell direct to consumer? Seems state laws are changing to help craft distillers. Keep on!

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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:55 am

Aitchh wrote:Looks nice Rich. Sweet site, short and simple. Your building looks great too. Does MS allow for you to sell direct to consumer? Seems state laws are changing to help craft distillers. Keep on!

-Aitch

No, unfortunately we can't sell direct to the customer in Mississippi. We have the state ABC that is the middleman. I have to ship cases to them and then liquor stores by from the state, then end consumer buys from the liquor store. I also can only pour little straight 1/4 oz samples on tours in the tasting room. I can't make or sell cocktails. Working on getting a bill for this next session of the legislature to address those issues. We're not only at a disadvantage to distilleries in other states, but the state alcohol laws aren't equitable between distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

In the next few weeks I'll have a buy now tab on the website that will take you to a third party online liquor store in Washington DC that can ship straight to the consumer.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Mikey-moo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:18 pm

DeepSouth wrote:
Aitchh wrote:Looks nice Rich. Sweet site, short and simple. Your building looks great too. Does MS allow for you to sell direct to consumer? Seems state laws are changing to help craft distillers. Keep on!

-Aitch

No, unfortunately we can't sell direct to the customer in Mississippi. We have the state ABC that is the middleman. I have to ship cases to them and then liquor stores by from the state, then end consumer buys from the liquor store. I also can only pour little straight 1/4 oz samples on tours in the tasting room. I can't make or sell cocktails. Working on getting a bill for this next session of the legislature to address those issues. We're not only at a disadvantage to distilleries in other states, but the state alcohol laws aren't equitable between distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

In the next few weeks I'll have a buy now tab on the website that will take you to a third party online liquor store in Washington DC that can ship straight to the consumer.


If they could ship internationally that would be awesome...
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby rad14701 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:49 pm

One item that jumped out at me on you About page was the sentence:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Which, to be historically accurate, should read:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger moonshiner turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Moonshiners made moonshine and bootleggers hauled moonshine...
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby shadylane » Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:04 pm

Wish you luck with your distillery :thumbup:
Can we pick your brain :?: :lol:
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:33 pm

Sure Shadylane, I'm an open book. I'll be happy to share my experiences, good and bad.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby der wo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:54 pm

DeepSouth wrote:Sure Shadylane, I'm an open book. I'll be happy to share my experiences, good and bad.

Do you mash your Bourbon with added enzymes or do you spent the extra time to manage with the 17% malted barley in your grain bill?

I don't see a still. Is it a continuous still? Or potstills and thumpers?
Edit: Ok, found the thread about your still.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby der wo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:10 pm

You started to run the still in February and in Oktober you can sell Bourbon?
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49 pm

My mash protocol works like this: I do 250 gallon batches with 500 lbs of grain. Start with 200 gallons of water and 2.5 gallons of backset. Add 333 lbs corn, Sebstar HTL, and heat until @185-190 F. Hold for 1 hour at 185-190. I immediately add 84 lbs of malt and 84 lbs of rye or wheat. Temp drops a few degrees. Add & gallons of backset and cook through looking jacket until about 145-150 F. Add SebAmyl GL and hold for one hour. Cool through cooling jacket until about 90-95 F. Pitch 250 grams DADY. Ferments run 4 or 5 days and start at about 1.065. I get about 8.5% in ferment and off a 250 gallon batch I yield about 20 gallons of pure alcohol on my strip. Usually strip about 80 gallons down to 25% total ABV, do that three times, then spirit run.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:50 pm

My first bourbon in my 15 gallon barrels will be released potentially next fall or winter, and will be 1.5-2 years old
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby magnum49 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:30 am

I really enjoyed your site everything's is pretty easy to find, keep up the hard work as you can always find things to improve on


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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby varocketry » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:29 pm

Rich:

Site looks good. Recommend re-shooting that little video on your main page, below the fold, as it's too dark and the audio is bad. A couple lamps and a $3 lavellier mic from Amazom will fix you right up.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Tater » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:14 pm

rad14701 wrote:One item that jumped out at me on you About page was the sentence:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Which, to be historically accurate, should read:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger moonshiner turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Moonshiners made moonshine and bootleggers hauled moonshine...

And if ya did both? :mrgreen: Nice site
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby xyz123 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:05 pm

Cool site, a few things that I was left wondering about;

a) The price

&

b) Where I can buy it?
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby goose eye » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:37 pm

I didn't no Mississippi was the first in prohibition .
Yup like tatter say , some done both. Some place that name was a catch all.

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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:24 pm

varocketry wrote:Rich:

Site looks good. Recommend re-shooting that little video on your main page, below the fold, as it's too dark and the audio is bad. A couple lamps and a $3 lavellier mic from Amazom will fix you right up.

Thanks for the tips on the video. I didn't shoot it, one of the local newspapers did for their website and let me have a copy.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby DeepSouth » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:26 pm

xyz123 wrote:Cool site, a few things that I was left wondering about;

a) The price

&

b) Where I can buy it?

Here in the next couple of weeks I'll have a link to an online third party liquor store where customers can buy my stuff. I do have a page on the site with a list of all the liquor stores around here that stock my products. My stuff generally retails in Mississippi for about $23-25 depending on the individual liquor store
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby MoonBreath » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:48 pm

Congratulations...Very nice business, equipment, and site.
You've used my three P's...Patience, Preparation, and Pride.
Very good luck to ya'll.

Tater, we call em 'one man gang' around here. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Hilltop » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:45 am

DeepSouth wrote:
Aitchh wrote:Looks nice Rich. Sweet site, short and simple. Your building looks great too. Does MS allow for you to sell direct to consumer? Seems state laws are changing to help craft distillers. Keep on!

-Aitch

No, unfortunately we can't sell direct to the customer in Mississippi. We have the state ABC that is the middleman. I have to ship cases to them and then liquor stores by from the state, then end consumer buys from the liquor store. I also can only pour little straight 1/4 oz samples on tours in the tasting room. I can't make or sell cocktails. Working on getting a bill for this next session of the legislature to address those issues. We're not only at a disadvantage to distilleries in other states, but the state alcohol laws aren't equitable between distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

In the next few weeks I'll have a buy now tab on the website that will take you to a third party online liquor store in Washington DC that can ship straight to the consumer.


Good to see more Mississippi brothers on here, Your living the dream of us South Mississippi moonshiners free of mosquitoes and looking over your shoulder. God speed! One day I'm gonna get out of this swamp long enough to ride up.
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Re: New Website Just Went Live

Postby Hilltop » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:56 am

Tater wrote:
rad14701 wrote:One item that jumped out at me on you About page was the sentence:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Which, to be historically accurate, should read:

I’m not a descendant in a long lineage of former distillers, or someone who was a former bootlegger moonshiner turned legal like you may read about (dubiously) in a biography of other distilleries.


Moonshiners made moonshine and bootleggers hauled moonshine...

And if ya did both? :mrgreen: Nice site


Those bootleggers are a necessity though, as it keeps folks away from the secrets of the still. Only a fool moonshines AND bootlegs. You might as well get caught with cocaine if you get caught distilling booze in Mississippi. I can remember when they asked potential Jurrors on Jury duty if they have ever been caught making or selling moonshine, and that's no joke.

Most Mississippi familys that had a still ran a type of family operation. Grandad may have been the master shiner but uncle or cousin would be the bootlegger. Grandpappy never sold shit, he just did his thing and licked his fingers.

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