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Imagine ending a long day with a delicious glass of craft spirits that you made yourself.

This is possible-and easier than you think!

Many Moonshine products require a huge investment of many speciality products and provide very little instructions or support.

HowToMoonshine.co is dedicated to making moonshine simple.

We provide education and high quality easy-to-use moonshine stills. Plus, enjoy some of our favourite moonshine recipes!

High Quality Stove Top Moonshine Still kits

Easily produce quality spirits from the comforts of home
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit
The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit

The Magnum All-in-One Moonshine Still Kit

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Are you ready to take your moonshining to the next level? 

 

This still truly earns its name. With an amazing 50 liter kettle and dual vapor towers, the Magnum is our biggest still yet!

Sometimes bigger really is better and the Magnum is certainly an example of this. With its large capacity and dual vapor chambers, the Magnum is the ultimate in moonshine still technology. 

Coupling simplicity and higher volume make the Magnum the perfect still for those who want quality shine from the comforts of home. 

 

The advanced design of the Magnum is perfect for those who want to start exploring advanced moonshining techniques to improve the taste and quality of their shine. 

 

  • The Magnum's fermenter, condenser keg, and rectifying tower are all constructed with food-grade stainless steel material, ensuring your  Magnum will be durable, sturdy, and easy to clean. 

 

  • The Magnum takes you all the way from fermentation to distilling. The large capacity of the pot is perfect for large recipes. The Magnum All in One Copper Coil kit can be used on electric, gas, and even induction stovetops! 

 

  • The pot includes a false bottom to keep your solids from scorching the bottom of your still.

 

  • The built-in advanced thermometer ranging from 0-150℃ (32-302℉) accurately monitors the temperature of its contents to make monitoring the temperature of your run easier each step of the way.  

 

  • The exhaust valve located at the top of the vapor barrel is perfect for removing impurities from your run. 

 

What Makes us Better? 


 

At How to Moonshine you get more than a quality still. We pride ourselves on taking you every step of the way through your moonshining journey. From our easy-to-understand manuals, videos, how-to tutorials, and step-by-step recipes, we have everything you need to be a successful moonshiner! 

 

Download your Magnum All-in-One Still Manual

 

 

The Magnum has the Goods

  • Material: 304 stainless steel 

  • Distiller Capacity: 50 L/ 13.2 Gallon

  • 1 x Alcohol Distiller Moonshine Wine Making Boiler

  • 1 x Water Pump

  • 1 x Pack Of Ceramic Balls

  • 1 x 100ml Graduated Cylinder

  • 1 x 2m Silicone Tube

  • 1 x Thermometer

  • 1 x Exhaust Valve

  • 1 x Seal Sheet

 

 

 

 

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Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit
Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit

Copperhead All-in-One Stovetop Still Kit

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Welcome to the next generation of stills with our Copperhead All-in-One Moonshine Still. 
We have taken our classic stovetop still design and made it even better! We have upgraded the build, materials and even added copper coils! 

The easiest moonshine still you will ever own! This still is the perfect option for both new and experienced shiners. It is easy to set up and run with lots of room in its 5.5 gallon (21 litre) barrel for large runs to share with all your family and friends. 

The Copperhead can be used to distill spirits, water, and even make your own essential oils! By combining a fermentor and a still, you are able to save both money and space. This still does double duty to help you create delicious shine for less! 

 

The Easiest Still you Will Ever Use

 

 

Another great feature of this still is that it is able to be used on any electric, gas, or even an induction stovetop. This means that you don't have to worry about purchasing additional heating elements in order to run your still. This convenient design is made with the modern moonshiner in mind. 

 

It has all the features you need in a still with the conveniences you want.

 

  • Large capacity

  • Efficient cooling 

  • Constructed with food-grade materials

  • Convenient to use and store

  • Built-in thermometer for accurate temperature monitoring

  • Dependable with secure sealing and quality materials

  • Multi-purpose usage 

  • Free "How to Make Moonshine" eBook emailed to you upon purchase!

 

 

Designed for the Modern Shiner

The Copperhead has combined our most popular still with the power of copper. The stainless steel body makes this still less vulnerable to corrosion, easy to clean, and affordable. By adding copper coils we are able to efficiently cool your shine while easily neutralizing the sulfur in your run. 

This quality still is constructed with food-grade materials and is 100% lead-free. There is a stainless steel boiler with 4 clamps and a thermometer, a copper coil cooler within a Thumper Keg, a water hose, an airlock used to ferment, and silicone hoses that measure 2.2 meters in length.

 

 

The Copperhead has the Goods

  • Boiler Barrel: 5.5 US GAL (21L), 11.8" x 11.8" (30 x 30 cm)
  • Condenser Keg: 7.9" x 5" (20 x 13 cm)
  • Material: Stainless steel+red copper
  • Gross Weight: 10.4 lb (4.7 kg)
  • Package Dimensions (L x W x H): 15.7" x 15.7" x 14.6" (40 x 40 x 37 cm)

 

Package Contents:

  • 1 x Distiller
  • 1 x Condenser Keg
  • 1 x Thermometer
  • 1 x One-way Air Evacuation Valve
  • 1 x Manual

 

*You will need to purchase a small water pump to run your still (sold separately) 

The How to Moonshine Difference

 

 

 

 

 

 

At How to Moonshine, our experience and expertise does not end with the purchase of your new still. We are committed to helping you every step of the way through your moonshining journey. 

From our easy-to-understand manuals, videos, how-to tutorials, and step-by-step recipes, we are here to help you every step of the way.


We are also available to email, chat, and offer our advice and expertise in case you run into trouble along the way. 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Copperhead Still Manual

 

 

What Happens After I Order?

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. 

As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

  • Order Shipment:

    How To Moonshine's selected products are curated by our preferred manufacturers overseas in order to provide competitive pricing and provide you with Free Shipping Worldwide! This means that your orders are shipped direct and take 2-5 weeks to arrive.  We track your order using individual tracking numbers so that we can monitor your order and reduce delays.

    Damages:

    Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage, you should make note of it when signing for delivery.  If your item(s) arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@howtomoonshine.com, and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

    Cancellations & Refunds:

    All orders canceled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If your order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

  • We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

  • To request your partial refund, simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitor's website, within six months from the date of your order, and we will process the credit accordingly.

    • Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:
    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee.
    • Promotions such as rebates and buy one get one free offers are not eligible.
    • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website.
    • The competitor must be an online store. They may not have a retail location.
    • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie: eBay, overstock, etc.).
    • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question.
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax.

 

 

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Copper Appalachian - Easiest to Use Complete Stove Top Moonshine Still Kit
Copper Appalachian - Easiest to Use Complete Stove Top Moonshine Still Kit
Copper Appalachian - Easiest to Use Complete Stove Top Moonshine Still Kit
Copper Appalachian - Easiest to Use Complete Stove Top Moonshine Still Kit

Copper Appalachian - Easiest to Use Complete Stove Top Moonshine Still Kit

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The Secret to Better Tasting Moonshine

Are you tired of all the so-called 'real moonshine' you see at the supermarkets? Over-priced and under-proof but you think you don't have any other option? 

This easy-to-use whiskey still The easiest moonshine still you will ever own! Made of food-grade stainless steel and real copper, this still is all you need to enjoy real moonshine in the comforts of home. 

Think moonshinin' is too hard? Don't worry, we have you covered. We have step-by-step videos, recipes, and how-to guides to help you every step of the way.

 

We even throw in a FREE  How to Make Moonshine PDF book that is delivered right to your inbox the moment you order. This way by the time your still arrives in the mail (direct from our US warehouse) you will be ready to get started. 

 

 

What your Copper Appalachian All-in-One Kit includes:  

The Copper Appalachian Moonshine Still is both a fermentor and a still. This small still does double duty to save you money and space in the kitchen! 

You need to purchase an airlock for this kit. We love this one. 

 

The Secret to Better Tasting Moonshine is Copper 

The Copper Appalachian is easy enough for beginners but with the power of copper, it can produce quality spirits that even seasoned shiners will also enjoy! 

Copper is so important in the production of moonshine because it neutralizes sulfur (the stuff that smells like rotten eggs!) to remove it from your moonshine.

By only using copper in the coil, we are able to conduct heat and neutralize sulfur, while keeping the price low for our customers! 

This still can be used on gas or electric stoves or even on an induction top! 

 

Get your Copper Appalachian Manual Here

 

 

 

Features

  • 10L Home Pot Stainless Steel still with Copper coil

  • Capacity: 10 Liters

  • The material of Construction: Stainless Steel that has been argon welded with top-grade Red Copper cooling pipes

  • Dimensions: 25cm ( 10 inches ) diameters x 18cm ( 7 inches ) Height

  • Components: 

    • Built-in Thermometer (Celsius & Fahrenheit Readings)

    • Stainless Steam Plate and Gauze Bag

    • Makes: alcohol, ethanol, distilled water, and essential oils

    • Made with food-grade materials

    • Cooling coil cooler: 98.5 inches in length copper pipe to shape

  • 100% Lead-Free. Soldered unions. 

  • Free "How to Make Moonshine" eBook emailed to you upon purchase!

 

 What Happens Once I Order? 

As soon as you place your order, you will receive your FREE copy of the E-book 'How to Make Moonshine'. This E-book will take you through the entire process of making moonshine. From making your first mash to fermenting, and doing your first run. 

This book also takes you through more sophisticated techniques, such as sparging your grains, determining your ABV, and checking for mash conversion. 

This E-book truly takes you through the moonshining process step-by-step whether you are a complete beginner or are wanting to refine your technique, this book will help you to attain your 'shining goals. 


 

Order Confirmation:

 

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. 

As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

 

Order Shipment

 

How To Moonshine's selected products are curated by our preferred manufacturers overseas in order to provide competitive pricing. Our stills and accessories are shipped from our US warehouse and should arrive within about 7 business days.

We track your order using individual tracking numbers so that we can monitor your order and reduce delays.

Our Price Match Guarantee

 

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund, simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitor's website, within six months from the date of your order, and we will process the credit accordingly.

 

  • Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:
  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee.
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one get one free offers are not eligible.
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website.
  • The competitor must be an online store. They may not have a retail location.
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie: eBay, overstock, etc.).
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question.
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax.

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Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit
Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit

Blue Ridge - 5 Gallon Stainless Steel/Copper Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit

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Whether you’re a beginner distiller or an experienced hobbyist, you’ll love the versatility of our easy to use 5 Gallon Stovetop Moonshine Still Kit. 

The kit comes equipped with a rigid, multi-purpose barrel and a distillation tower that fills 70-80% of the barrel capacity. The efficient design of this food-grade unit results in approximately 4kg of grain that will produce 3-4 liters of spirit — and it only takes 1-2 hours! 

 This Single Tower Distiller Unit also comes with a fully loaded Starter Kit, including everything you need to start producing your own unique blend right away, right from the comfort of your own home! 

The 5 Gallon barrel can be used with a gas burner, an induction cooktop, or an electric hotplate.  

 

What’s included in your Starter Kit:

  • Cooling Water Submersible Pump, 120V

  • Filter Bag, 120M

  • Silicone Tubing, 2 x 1.5m 

  • Alcohol Meter, 3-in-1

  • Thread Seal Tape, Teflon

  • Measuring Cylinder, 250ml

  • Temperature Sticker

  • Airlock & Silicone Stopper

Features

  • Main Distillation Unit Components: Fermentation Barrel & Distillation Tower 

  • Fermentation Barrel is equipped with a one-way valve

  • An automatic Pressure Relief Valve is integrated into the Fermentation Barrel 

  • The fermenter is supplied with a 3-piece clamp hoop in order to ensure proper sealing. The seal provided reaches Bio-Pharmaceutical level quality.  The 360-degree annular seal prevents air leakage and deformation and has a 20-year guarantee. 

  • Fermentation Barrel

    • Capacity: 5 Gallons 

    • The material of Construction: 304 Stainless Steel, Food Grade

    • Dimensions: 40cm [Height] x 25cm [Diameter]

    • Components:

      • 3 piece clamp hook

      • Tighten Hoop

      • Binaural Handle

      • S Airlock; silicone plug

      • Stainless Steel False Bottom

    • The multi-purpose barrel has a modular design and can also be used for storage, as well as fermentation and distillation. 

    • Stainless Steel false bottom comes equipped with a bracket in order to prevent raw material residue from coming in contact with the bottom of the barrel during distillation.

  • Single Cooling Tower

    • The material of Construction [Tower/Coils]: 304 Stainless Steel, Food Grade

    • Dimensions: 35cm [Height] x 9cm [Diameter]

    • Components: 

      • Cooling Coils

      • Electronic Thermometer, provided in order to accurately monitor distillation temperature.

      • Water Inlet/Outlet

      • Alcohol Outlet Tubing 

      • Tri-Clamp

  • Height of Assembled Unit: ~75cm

  • Unit Packaging Size: 32x32x46cm

  • Model Number: 20stss

 Free "How to Make Moonshine" eBook emailed to you upon purchase!

 

Download the Blue Ridge Manual Here

 

Shipping Confirmation:

Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email signalling that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card. 

Once an order has been received, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that the product is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via email. 

If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

 

Order Shipment:

How To Moonshine's selected products are curated by our preferred manufacturers in order to provide competitive pricing and provide you with Free Shipping Worldwide. Your orders are shipped directly and take approximately 2-5 weeks to arrive. 

If you select multiple products, please note that they may arrive at different times as we work with multiple manufacturers. We track your order using individual tracking numbers so that we can monitor your order and reduce delays.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage, you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@howtomoonshine.com, and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders canceled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee. If your order has already shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for return shipping charges. Refunds will be issued to the credit card you used upon purchase.

 

 

 

 



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Learn How to Make Moonshine

Moonshine Air Still

Easiest and Most Cost Effective Still to Get Started
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill
Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill

Mist - 1 Gallon Mini Airstill

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 Looking for a quick, easy and affordable way to get started on your home distillation journey? We’ve got you covered! 

The 1 Gallon Mini Air still is a fraction of the cost of our other home distilling units, yet is capable of making flavorful moonshine without the use of cooling water and additional parts. This unit is a no-fuss, kettle-like appliance that is very simple to use. 

Your own unique blend of alcohol will be ready for consumption in only two hours!

Keep it on your countertop with other small kitchen appliances and you will be making moonshine in no time. 

Free "How to Make Moonshine" eBook emailed to you upon purchase!

 

Features

  • Material:304 Stainless Steel Weight:5.5kg/12lb
  • Capacity:4L/1.06Gal
  • Power:750W
  • Distilled Water:1L/H
  • Dimension of The Container:7.3 x 7.3in/18.5 x 18.5cm
  • Dimension of The Machine:15 x 8.1in/38 x 20.6cm
  • Dimension of The Water Bottle:6.3 x 7.9in/16 x 19cm


Download your manual here

 

Shipping Confirmation:

Once you have placed your order you will receive a confirmation email signaling that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card. 

Once an order has been received, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that the product is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via email. 

If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

 

Order Shipment:

How To Moonshine's selected products are curated by our preferred manufacturers in order to provide competitive pricing and provide you with Free Shipping Worldwide. Your orders are shipped directly and take approximately 2-5 weeks to arrive. 

If you select multiple products, please note that they may arrive at different times as we work with multiple manufacturers. We track your order using individual tracking numbers so that we can monitor your order and reduce delays.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage, you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@howtomoonshine.com, and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders canceled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee. If your order has already shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for return shipping charges. Refunds will be issued to the credit card you used upon purchase.


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Fine Quality Stills

Our stills only consist of food grade stainless steel or copper to create high quality stills.

We stand behind our products 100%.

Easy to Use

Distill your moonshine with a press of a button!

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Fast Delivery

From our US facility we can ship to your house in 1-2 weeks.

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See our large selection of our favourite moonshine recipes that pair nicely with great times and our stills.

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Copper vs Stainless - Which Still is Better for Moonshine?

Picking between a copper and stainless steel pot still is a tough decision when it comes to making moonshine. Is one better than the other?

In truth, your choice of still will depend on a few factors. The first is the type of spirits you want to distill. For example, those who are content to flavor a simple sugar shine could stick with an air still.

Those who want to create spirits like whiskey, rum, brandy or rye are better suited to a stovetop still kit.

The next consideration is your budget. A copper still is going to be more expensive than its stainless steel counterpart because it is made with more expensive materials. However, there are also advantages to using copper for the distillation process.

Copper pot still

Copper is a wonderful metal to use for distilling moonshine. It conducts heat, is easy to work with and removes sulfur compounds. It is also resistant to corrosion.

Stainless steel pot still

Unlike copper, stainless steel pot still is lower in cost, durable, and easy to clean. However, it isn’t as good as copper when it comes to conducting heat. It also doesn’t remove sulfur compounds.

Which is better for moonshine?

If you want top-notch moonshine then copper pot stills are a slightly better choice. They don’t blow stainless steel pots away but are slightly better in terms of moonshine result. The major reason for that is the fact that copper will remove sulfides which at the end will result in a better tasting moonshine. Since sulfides are removed, the flavor of the moonshine will be more prominent.

However, there is an option that is a compromise between the two types of stills.

The Copper Top All-in-One Still Kit

Our Copper Top still is made with a combination of a stainless steel body combines with copper cooling pipes. This allows for a lower price tag while still retaining the advantages that copper.

This is a great way to get a lower cost still that can produce delicous spirits.

Both copper and stainless steel pot stills are great for moonshine. Each of the two has its own benefit and properties that make it excel compared to the other. So we wish you the best of luck on your hunt for the right pot still for your moonshining needs.

In actuality, there are plenty if stills available in the market these days even in places where creating moonshine are semi-illegal. Due to this, it may be a tough choice deciding if you will purchase or you will just improvise your own still. Out of the various kinds, pot stills are relatively easy to create or buy in case you find in available in certain stores. Choosing the type of still to use in turn turns out to be a delicate choice considering factors such as availability and affordability. If you are determined to purchase your pot still, you may score one at home brew stores in your localities and you will find that it is really more cost effective to purchase one.

So, if you want to learn how to moonshine, you must be prepared your equipments first by knowing how to improvise or having an idea where you could possibly find one. Most of the stills that are available in the market are made of copper, but you may also locate newer designs that are made from stainless steel. The newer versions are more efficient and more attractive than the traditional design. Also, it is essential to find stills that can be plugged directly into the main power. Moreover, opting for electric elements instead of open wood fires or propane is more recommended. Electric elements are considered to be safer most especially if you are distilling in the comforts of your own home. This alternative prevents risks such as fire which your home insurance will not surely pat if they have known that your house was burned due to making moonshine. However, if you wish to perform it outside, woods, propane or an open fire may be our sole choices.

Furthermore, it is recommended to have stills that are based on a 30 liter beer boiler due to the fact that you can have the electric element and the boiling pot all in a single package. This can also come with an electric cut out and a usable switch. It is also helpful to pick pots with the element parted from the wash in order to avoid cleaning up such enormous waste. Usually, stainless steels are easier to clean and maintain compared to others. You may also opt for still based boiler with drilled lid so that you can mount stainless columns up to 6 inches long and 2 inches thick. You can use this column as well as the base for the thermometer that you will use to monitor vapour temperature. You may also opt for designs with well fitted and angled condensers. As much as possible, select units with condensers palced in top of the columns on a certain angle so that the vapours will come in contact with the condenser wall and then emerge as steam. These types of stills offer the greatest advantage because the boiler can serve several purposes such as the mash tun or heating equipment.

Over-all, all pot stills work similarly, but the appearance may depend according to your own preferences. There are individuals who have been making moonshine for decades now with the use of 10 gallon oil drums. This is possible by making one gallon as the boiler and the other one as the condenser. This may not be the kind of design that you want for your still, but the thing is certain things work well with others. Hence, you have to experiment and try various still designs to be able to determine which one is most suitable for your demands. Read another related article: The Process of Aging, Blending and Flavoring Your Moonshine

How to Make Moonshine – Various Moonshine Still Designs

Basically, there are various types of still available in the market these days that aids you in how to make moonshine. With this, you may find it difficult to make a choice. Yet, the most recommended and practical to use is the plain pot still which is very easy to use. This is not only recommended for beginners, but for seasoned moonshiners as well. This is better than other stills such as the reflux and fractionating still most especially if you wish to come up with more than just plain spirits.

Basically, fractionating stills are efficient types of stills due to its advanced structure such as its tall steel columns. This is most ideal if you intent to make neutral spirits that can be enhanced with essences or flavors which is the craze these days. The good thing about fractionating stills is that it is capable of producing spirits with 95% strength in just one pass in a relatively short time. Usually, the entire process mat take two to three hours, but the drawback is that it lacks the capacity to distill more delicately. The major disadvantage of this still is in its efficiency which is very essential for moonshiners who intend to produce spirits that captures all or most of its flavor from the wash. Plus, the fractionating still must be detuned by taking away the packing from its columns if you wish to use it in making beverage like bourbon, rum, whiskey and similar drinks. However, it is the most excellent to use in vodka production.

Moving forward, when using a pot still, you will instantly notice its laidback design. However, its less than proficient design makes it an advantage for brewers. This is due to the fact that using this type of still allows you to separate various substances present in the wash based in their specific boiling points. The rule is, elements with the lowest boiling point are condensed and collected first followed by other substances such as the alcohol content or ethanol and congeners which enhances flavors. This technique allows you to stop on collecting and heating even before nasty substances and fusel oils are generated.

This still alternative that is easy to maintain and allows you to make moonshine that everyone will enjoy.

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