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Moonshine University

Distilling Operations Course


Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in three days! Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind course that is designed for those ready to take a deeper dive into all things distillery engineering and operations. From boiler to bottling, you’ll get a taste of it all!

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Who This Class Is For

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Graduates of the 6-Day Distiller Course

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Distillers Looking to Improve Their Expertise

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Owners or Experienced Team Members of Breweries/Distilleries

Distilling Operations Course

Course Overview

Prepare to absorb two lifetimes of knowledge in a fraction of the time. Master your craft with this one-of-a-kind, three-day advanced course designed for distillers ready to take a deeper dive into distillery engineering and operations.

Tap into over 70 years of combined operations experience as the best mentors in the business lead you through the nuances of the entire production process, from boiler to bottling.

Attendees will get to test their knowledge at our on-campus distillery, covering everything from equipment selection, maintenance, and troubleshooting, to best practices in distillate production and product development. We’ll also walk you through energy, resource, and production calculations, proofing and gauging methods, and a live breakdown of distillery site plans. You can also count on exploring evaluation techniques and post-distillation processing, blending, barreling, and bottling procedures.

What You'll Learn

In addition to gaining valuable insights on best practices in distillate production and product development, we’ll take an in-depth look at:

  • Equipment selection, maintenance, & troubleshooting
  • Energy, resource, & production calculations
  • Proofing & gauging methods
  • Distillery site plans
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Post-distillation processing
  • Blending, barreling, & bottling procedures

What's Included

To ensure ample opportunity for hands-on learning, this class is limited to 10 attendees, so be sure to register soon and reserve your spot!

This course requires either:

  • Graduation from the 6-Day Distiller Course ( at Moonshine University, OR
  • A valid Distilled Spirits Permit, or DSP, OR
  • An extensive experience in or ownership of a brewery.

Tuition includes all class materials; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments; and transportation between our contracted hotel and our campus.

**Early Bird Registration covers your stay at our contracted hotel from the night before Day 1 to the last day of class. The Early Bird deadline is 3 weeks before the first day of class.

High Proof Education

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190 Distillery Personnel Educated

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19 Barrels Produced

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