Author Archives: Michael Scanzello

Distillers Malt vs. Brewers Malt in the U.S. and their Applications

One of the more common questions I receive from craft distillers is, what are the differences between your “Distillers” malt and your “Brewers” malt? To which, I typically respond with another question. What kind of whiskey are you wanting to produce, or what does your grain bill consist… [More]

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Get your Fermentis Distilling Yeast through Briess!

Briess is excited to now be carrying Fermentis’ line of Distillers Dry Yeast to better serve the craft distilling industry and make it easier to get the ingredients to produce great spirits. It was a natural progression when thinking about what else we can offer to our craft distillers and the… [More]

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ACSA continues to grow

Over 1,100 craft distillers and allied trade attended the fourth annual American Craft Spirits Association Conference & Vendor Expo in Nashville on Feb. 15-17. This is the biggest conference turnout yet for the young ACSA, the craft distilling industry’s not-for-profit trade … [More]

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ADI conference gears up for a big year in Baltimore

We are now just one week away from American Distilling Institute’s annual conference, which is heading to Baltimore, MD. It seems like distilleries are popping up all over Maryland, which makes … [More]

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Controlling Freight Costs – The Volume Carrier Option

Recently I was in a meeting, discussing a customer complaint about the receiving of some damaged bags of malt. The use of a Volume Carrier was suggested as a possible solution for this customer. While I was certainly familiar with Truckload and Less Than Truckload (LTL) Carriers, this was the … [More]

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