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  • The final flashing

    Whoever said "the devil is in the details" had it right. A whole building can be erected in the same amount of time it takes to do the trim. For ex...
  • Cleaning out the garage

    Today is a big day. Our still and fermenters are moving out of my garage and into the distillery. The moment my wife has been waiting for. Neal arr...
  • A bulletproof floor

    After doing a lot of research about how to cover the concrete in the production area, I decided that polyurethane is the way to go. It's impervious...
  • A one man army

    One of the highlights of the build has been getting to know Omark who has been roofing for over 20 years and is a master of his craft. Omark likes ...
  • Craft beer capital of the USA

    The family and I drove down to Stowe, Vermont for March break. Any worry of there not being enough snow for skiing was buried by a massive snow sto...
  • Boarders, mudders, sanders, oh my

    I was lucky to reconnect with Ivan, who did the drywall at my house. He assembled a team of pros that got to work as the last glass panel was being...
  • Wonder wall

    When I started planning, I found inspiration in the recently built Dalmunach distillery in Scotland. I loved the window wall and wanted to my "mode...
  • A warm, waterproof blanket

    Neal and I took the insulation from the temporary wall and started filling the 2X6 walls with Roxul bat insulation. I'm happy I went with Roxul sto...
  • A step closer to power

    After buying our still, my dad started looking for a transformer to provide American 3-phase power to its control panel. He found an electrician se...
  • Rough time roofing / RIP Brian

    Despite his religious aversion to alcohol, my friend Todd agreed to roof the distillery (he also did the roof at my house 12 years ago). Todd is su...
  • The road to a slab

    Despite the cold, the team pushed on to get ready to pour the slab. I originally wanted polished concrete floors at my house but ended up hiring a ...
  • Winter Woes

    The weeks of -20C temperatures has taken a toll on my schedule and moral. Merv's team spent a week digging the plumbing trenches with both a hoe ra...
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