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Offline Slowbrew

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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 07:17:15 PM »
There isn't anywhere to boil wort at the GC in West Des Moines.  They truck it in stainless steel tankers.  I assume the tanks on these trucks get cleaned with caustic, rinsed and sanitized the same way milk tankers do.  My brother-in-law drives a milk tanker and it gets cleaned daily (on the inside at least).

Where the heck are we going?  And what's with this hand basket?

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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 08:27:55 PM »
yeah I feel bad sometimes when their brewers (or whatever we're calling them) ask me for feedback on their beers and I tell the truth.  They seen to understand though.  I have to remind myself that all they are controlling is temperature and carbonation so it's not like it's that guy's fault their Oktoberfest is a caramelly sweet mess, for instance.

I guess the cost of trucking wort is less than the savings elsewhere.  Whatever.  Would love to see some autonomy in their locations but I guess they've got a lot invested in this way. 


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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 08:34:49 PM »
You as a brewer pay excise tax in the state where it is sold/consumed. I am not aware of any transportation tax.

Some states do have import taxes on alcohol, don't they?
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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2012, 09:32:07 PM »
I believe the way it works is:

You (the brewer) pay federal excise tax on the manufacture (in barrels) when it is drinkable (finished, carbonated, usually measured in the bright tank).  You pay state excise tax (by the gallon) on the packaged product (bottle, keg) unless you sell the package to a distributor(bonded), in which case he is responsible for the state excise tax when it it sold to retail.  If you self distribute, then you the brewer, are responsible for the state excise taxes when the beer is packaged.

The brewers in this case are just trucking soup!
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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 10:07:38 PM »
There's a Granite City near me and I'll say I wasn't impressed with their beer.  I shant go back there again.
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Re: Trucking wort?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 12:00:52 AM »
Yeah, oxygen would definitely not be a problem. I'd be more concerned about contamination, unless they boil and hop it at the other facility.
i agree. contamination is the biggest challange in here.
i mean not to get it contaminated.
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