Profits Of A Common Distillery





Profits arising from a distillery with two common stills, one containing

110 gallons, and one containing 65 gallons that is well conducted for 10

months. The calculations predicated on a site, distant about 60 miles

from market. Due regard is paid to the rising and falling markets in the

following statement. The selling price of whiskey will always regulate

the price of grain, the distiller's wages, the prices of malt, hops,

hauling, &c. is rather above than below par.





Distillery, Dr.



To 1077 bushels corn, at 50

cents per bushel, is $ 538 50



533 bushels rye, at 60 cents 309 80



96 bushels malt, at 70 ditto 67 20





1706 bushels total.



60 pounds hops at 25 cents

per pound 15



100 cords of wood, at 2 dollars 200



Distiller's wages per year and

boarding 204 70



Hauling whiskey, at 4 cents

per gallon 204 70



50 poor hogs at 4 dollars each 200

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$ 1739 90



Contra Cr.



By 5118 gallons whiskey, at

59 cents per gallon $ 2559

50 fat hogs at 7 dollars each 350

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$ 2939

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Leaving a balance of $ 1143 10





I have charged nothing for hauling of grain, &c. as the feed or slop for

milk cows, young cattle, and fatting cattle, will more than pay that

expense.



An estimate of the profits arising from a patent distillery, (col.

Anderson's patent improved) 1 still of 110 with a patent head, 1 still

of 85 gallons for a doubling still, and a boiler of metal, holding 110

gallons.



Distillery, Dr.





To 2454 bushels corn, at 50

cents per bushel $ 1227

1216 do. rye, at 60 cents do. 729 60

200 do. malt at 70 cents do. 140

---------

3870



120 pounds hops, at 25 cents

per pound 30

100 cords wood, at 2 dollars

per cord 200



2 distillers wages, boarding,

&c. 400



Hauling whiskey, per gallon

at 4 cents 464 40



120 poor hogs at 4 dolls. each 480



Total expense $ 3671



Contra, Cr.



By 11610 gallons whiskey, at

50 cents per gallon $ 5805 50



120 fat hogs, at 7 dolls. each 840



$ 6645 50



Clear profit, $ 2974 50

Profit of a common distillery 1148 10



Balance in favor of a patent

distillery $ 1826 40





To do the business of a patent distillery or to carry her on to

advantage, requires a little more capital to start with--but either the

patent or common distillery, when they have run two or three months,

managed by an attentive and brisk dealing man, will maintain, or keep

themselves agoing.



Where wood is scarce and money plenty, the patent distillery is

certainly to be recommended, indeed, in all cases, I would recommend it,

where the proprietor has money enough. It is by far the most profitable,

and will sooner or later become in general use in this country.





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