AlcoEngine Pot Still Condenser Distilling Distillation Apparatus (available for pre-order, shipping date TBC)|
Alcoengine Pot Still
A pure pot still is used when you want the flavour of the wash to come through. For instance, if you ferment grains, it will allow some of that flavour to enter your distillate. You can use the Alcoengine Pot Still to make whiskey from grain, bourbon from maize and rum from molasses.
This pot still design has been created to allow the delicate compounds that form the complex structure of many whiskey, bourbon and rum. This iconic vee shape still has been created to capture the vital esters, aldehydes and phenolic compounds that are necessary to give the final spirit a complexity that simply cannot be created any other way.
With an all copper construction for smoothness of taste it comes with a digital thermometer and is simple to use.
To attach this to the 25L Mangrove Jack's boiler, Grainfather G30, Digiboil 35L or Brewzilla 35L, use this lid attachment: Still Spirits T500 lid for boiler 48mm hole
To attach this to the Digiboil 65L or Brewzilla 65L, use this lid attachment: Still Spirits Turbo 500 Lid for 60L Boiler
Easy to Use
This bulletproof design is so easy to use that we are giving you a guarantee that you will get great spirit in no time flat. All you need to do is make sure you have adequate water/coolent flowing through the head and just about eventhing else will look after itself.
Compatible with Many Boilers
This still design is compatible with many boiler types. One option is just get a pot and drill a 47mm hole in the lid and this still will fit no worries. The still also fits many standard boilers such as the standard Turbo Boilers, Brewzilla, and Grainfather. This still can also fit the top of stainless steel kegs too so you can easily make your own keg boiler. You can use a 2inch tri-clover clamp (not included) and then use the clamp to attach this still to the top of a 50L keg.
Unlike stainless steel stills and stills that are only copper plated, this still is made from solid copper. When your hot spirit comes in contact with copper the copper acts like a catalytic converter and drives sulfur out of the spirit. This process means you get less "off-flavours" and you simply get better quality spirit. Copper is an expensive metal now and it definitely increases the cost of the still manufacture but we can say for sure that there is a very good reason why it's still the preferred material by many serious distillers simply because the results are superior. There is no substitute for copper and a still like this will last you a lifetime.
Simple Assembly andSetup
This still is mostly assembled but you still have to connect your garden hose and coolant supply. You can just use your garden hose but it's a bit of a waste of tap water so we recommend that you get a tank at least 500 Liters in size then use a powerful recirculation pump to drive the still. We would recommend one of the Ozito pump's that you can get from Bunnings or any other suitable high-pressure pumps you can purchase this separately yourself. We wouldnt recommend a pump too small as you need a reasonably powerful pump to push the water through the condenser as there is a lot of flow restriction in the condenser head. Flow rate is not as importanty as a high head pressure/maximum pressure capability. When you get the still you just need some teflon tape and just attach the fittings as shown in the photos above. Please make sure you connect all the fittings and check for leaks before you start distilling.
Lead free brass
Lead free silver soldering
High quality manufacture
Super easy to use and will produce high quality spirit
Distillation is a long process and if you want to automate the process you can use one of the Temperature Controllers:
If you would like to use this pot still for making products like Gin you might want to consider this stainless extension tube that you can use for botanicals.
This extension tube can be used on a pot still so that you can fill the tube with botanicals. This means the vapour coming from your boiler will come up from the boiler and infuse with botanicals.
Please note: It’s illegal to distil alcohol for consumption in Australia without a license from the ATO