The AlcoEngine Copper pot still design has been created to allow the delicate compounds that form the complex structure of many whiskeys and gins. The iconic V 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.
The whole system is designed to save, time, money and parts, and fit in one box for easier storage and cheaper shipping.
A pure pot still is used when you want the flavour of the wash to come through. For instance, if you ferment fruit or grains, it will allow some of that flavour to enter your distillate. If you use a reflux still, you would just end up with pure, unflavoured vodka.
Inject some flavour into your drinks with the Alcoengine Distilling Pot Still!
With an all copper construction for smoothness of taste it comes with a digital thermometer and is simple to use.
Just switch it on and collect your alcohol – it couldn’t be simpler than that!
No more mucking around with water flow speed!
Some stills are hard to operate and require fine tuning of the water flow in the condenser. This AlcoEngine Design on the other hand just requires a minimum water flow rate and that's it. So the as long as you have enough coolant it does not matter how fast your coolant flows through the still. This makes the still far easier to operate than many other brands.
Easiest Still to Use
This bulletproof design is so easy to use. All you need to do is make sure you have adequate water/coolant flowing through the head and just about everything else will look after itself.
Compatible with Many Boilers
This still design is compatible with many boiler types and fits 31cm wide boilers. 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 Digiboil 35L, and the Grainfather 35L (With the Distilling Lid or Copper Dome). 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 2 inch tri-clover clamp (not included) and then use the clamp to attach this still to the top of a 50L keg. So you will not find a more compatible still design that fits a wide range of boiler types. This can do it all.
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 is still the preferred material by many serious distillers simply because the results are superior. Do not listen to other people that tell you that stainless is the best. There is no substitute for copper and a still like this will last you a lifetime.
Simple Assembly and Setup
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 is a bit of a waste of tap water so we recommend that you get a tank at least 500 litres 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 would not 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 importantly 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 show in the instructional video. Please make sure you connect all the fittings and check for leaks before you start distilling. There is nothing worse that trying to attach a fitting once the still has heated up.
Lead free brass
Lead free silver soldering
High quality manufacture
Super easy to use and will produce high quality spirit