Thursday, May 10, 2012

Photo Journal of a Still in Motion

This is how you build a still...

1. Unpack er

2. Stand er up

3. Set er down

4. Proper position now

5. Find a man with a bad-ass stache to move some pieces around for you

6. Start stacking

7. Get higher

8...and higher

9...and higher

10. It's just so damn cool!

11. The Sun shine special!

12. Now she's got towers!

13. High towers!

14. Then you unwrap

15. Head up top and take a look down

16. Take a look from behind (Baby's got back!)


18. She looked a bit naked, so add 1.1 tons of stainless piping

 19. Like the coolest erector set ever

And there you have it. She's close to done...needs some valves, steam, water, a drain, some fermented stuff and she'll be roaring! Come see her in all her glory.

We think the best time is mid-afternoon when the sun shines into the cupola from above and the whole room has the coppery reflection off her surface like a medieval time dial.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Youtube Channel Dailies

We're going to start putting up a drink of the day (DOTD) at our youtube channel. Hope you enjoy and please drop a recipe in the comments if you have ideas!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Construction and distillery build-out

The next two weeks are going to be big ones around here. Tomorrow (Tues 2/28) the first of 18 concrete trucks will show up to start filling those big holes in the ground in the warehouse. That concrete is being poured to hold our still, fermentors, and tanks which will weigh roughly 143 tons in just liquid weight once they're all full...and that doesn't count the weight of all that stainless and copper!

After the concrete goes down it will be about a week before they cut a big hole in the roof to fit the columns on our still. I'll keep posting links but keep your eyes peeled. I think we're all going to have our kids here tomorrow for the trucks too.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Distiller's Log.  Jan 29, 2012
This is an experiment in embedding...
This feed won't show much for the next couple of days but check back and you'll get to watch a state-of-the-art distillery come into being. We hope you're as excited as we are!

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Friday, January 27, 2012


I've got no new pictures to post today but our neighbor and friend Paul Miller is helping us get a webcam set up, hopefully by Mon so you can watch the action unfold...and spy over our shoulders.

Can't wait to get that up!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This guy is making a bunch of floor treatment samples for the facility. One was sandy and beachy... Uniform= Bahama shorts and Hawaiian shir
This guy is making a bunch of floor treatment samples for the facility. One was sandy and beachy... Uniform= Bahama shorts and Hawaiian shirts.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First post and breaking ground

Distiller's log, January 25th 2012

I figure it's worth tracking this project with a photo journal of construction on or new facility. You are looking at the culmination of months of prep and the first heavy machinery to launch the project. We are beginning the process of building Death's Door's fantastic new distillery and that starts with making a big old hole in the ground.

Check back here for updates and pictures and I'll post a link to our webcam once we get it set up
Exciting stuff!

Head Distiller

 That's just two days worth of work...I hope the rest of this project goes this quickly! :)