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Returning to the grindstone

Postby pintoshine » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:43 pm

It has been a good run. It seems from the perspective of demand for consulting, equipment sales, class signups and ADI attendance back in the spring, the new startup distillery bubble in the USA has burst.
I am being force by economic to go back to a position for another company. I suppose I'll have a lot more time to make videos and post on the forum.
I am keeping the company alive for another year while working but I will be turning in the old dissolution notice December next year. I have had to give notice to my one employee. That was a sad day.
Luckily I am changing direction in my career. The past five years have shown me that pure software development is not in my future. I am going to be designing and building machine interfaces from now on.
Distill safe. Make good cuts. Enjoy yourself. Give as much as you take. Have fun doing this incredibly hard work. Be a good example. It's your hobby.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby punkin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:03 pm

Best of luck with it Pint. Hope it all turns out for the best.

At least there's a chance now your boss won't be a bastard. :)
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Pa_bon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:46 pm

+1 Punkin.

Pint, it will be nice to gather more of the knowledge you have to share. Good luck.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Cap'n Canuck » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:04 pm

Good run while it lasted! :) If this place becomes a burden let me know. I've got a buncha unused server space that I could host it on. Damn those cloudatcost sales..

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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Azframer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:06 pm

You are still going to be selling those enzymes aren't you?
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Rebel_Yell » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:05 pm

Sorry to read this... but ya gotta do what you can to provide for your loved ones. Hope that it goes well for you.

You doing the machine interfaces for an employer or yourself?
Your results may vary..
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:01 pm

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. You either roll with it or don't depending on how you're bent. Two years ago I'd have told you that I'd rather have my brain removed anally than change a great avocation to a vocation, but here I am running a (teensy) commercial distillery.

So far, not so bad. I hope your changes work for you as well. Just keep those enzymes available.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby just sayin' » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:10 pm

Pint, I hope it goes well for you in your new path.
Good luck, Pint! Many thanks for our home away from home!!!
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby pintoshine » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:12 pm

The enzyme business is doing well. I have picked up several commercial distilleries. Also over seas shipping is picking up.
I have been thing of things to add such as hydrometers, other brand enzymes and maybe strainers.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby olcarguy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:43 pm

Best of luck pint, I'm sure everything will turn out well for you in the end.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby zedzedtop » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:56 am

Time to run a hot bath and take r easy. Try pouring in a few capfulls of sebamyl and viscozyme. I find it really helps loosen up the joints. :)
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Mud » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:09 pm

All the best at the new venture, Sherman. I hope its a walk in the park.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby SmaugDragon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:21 pm

Sorry to here that Sir.

Good luck moving forward.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Pigroaster » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:05 am

Any chance of writing a book? I still have the mini pot still I got from you when we met. You have been a great mentor to so many lurkers like me. I never heard how you made out with the Irish Peat I sent you. Yes the oak sticks still work like magic! Remember when one door closes another one will open!! Merry Christmas.
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Re: Returning to the grindstone

Postby Swede » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:44 pm

Best of luck with the new direction Sherman. I totally understand where you're coming from, priorities must be kept in line.

Cheers, and have a great Christmas season!
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