Distillery Equipment Guide

Distillery Equipment Guide

Find your perfect moonshine still with our distillery equipment guide!

At How to Moonshine, we believe in helping you every step of the way. That means our relationship with our customers doesn’t end when they purchase one of our quality craft moonshine stills. That is when our relationship truly begins. 

Making moonshine is a tradition rich in American history. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a hobby that doesn’t require some education. That is where we come in. 

Making moonshine is a three-step process: making a mash, fermentation and running your still. At How to Moonshine, we believe it is important to educate and inform our customers each step of the way. This is important so that you can not only achieve a great final result, but you can also do so safely. 

Check out Is it Safe to Make Moonshine? 

Our Commitment to Quality Moonshine




Our commitment to quality moonshine is apparent by our commitment to education. We offer a free ‘How to Make Moonshine’ e-book for anyone who would like more information about moonshine, regardless of whether they buy a still from us or not. 

In addition, we offer online manuals for each of our stills. These manuals will take you step-by-step through the process of assembling your still as well as running it. 

Of course, education on how to make moonshine is not worth much if we don’t have quality craft stills in order to back it up. That is why we have spent years perfecting the perfect line-up of moonshine stills and still kits that are perfect for each level of shining. 

Check out: What is the Best Moonshine Still for Beginners?

Our Distillery Line Up


Those new to distilling are often overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a still. After all, stills come in many shapes and sizes. It can be difficult to know what still would be best for you without a little bit of help. After all, you don’t want to invest in equipment that will be too much or too little for your needs. 

When we curated our line up of quality moonshine stills we tried to put ourselves in our customer’s shoes. What features would be best for someone who wanted to make a simple sugar shine? What about those who want an economical approach but super strong shine? Or those who are ready to take their shining to the next level? 

With these considerations in mind, we have curated our line-up of quality craft stills that are the perfect option for any type of shiner. Let’s take a closer look at our moonshine stills. 

Moonshine Cherry 

The Standard

Magnum All-in-One Stove Top Still Kit 


Stainless Steel 

Stainless Steel/

Copper mesh

Stainless Steel

Type of Still 

Air still 

Reflux still

Pot Still 

Still Size

1 Gallon 

5.25 Gallon

13.2 Gallons

Barrel Height




Built in Thermometer




Water Pump? 




Alcohol Yield

3-5 cups*

1-1.5 gallons*

3-3.5 Gallons*









*Assuming starting alcohol of 20% ABV and final proof average of 100

The Moonshine Cherry 




Best for Beginners or Those with Limited Space or Access to Water

The Moonshine Cherry is a compact solution for those who want to make moonshine, distill water or make essential oils. 

The Moonshine Cherry is about the size of your kitchen kettle and just as easy to use. It uses ‘plug and play’ technology which means that the Cherry works with a press of a button. 

The Moonshine Cherry is a great option for beginners because it is such a simple still to use. Not only does it work with the touch of a button, but as far as running a still, this one is pretty much hands off. There is even a built-in thermostat to prevent overheating. The Cherry will automatically shut off once it reaches 320℉. 



Not only is the Cherry still easy to use, it is also quiet. You only know it is working by the quiet hum of the internal fan. 

The Moonshine Cherry is the perfect option for someone who wants to make a simple sugar shine for flavored moonshine. It is also a perfect option for distilling water or making essential oils. 

The Standard All-in-One Reflux Still 




Best for Those who Want to Create High Proof Shine in Less Time


Making high proof moonshine has never been easier with The Standard. The Standard is a column still with a built in electric heater. This means that you don't have to worry about an outside heat source. Moonshinin' couldn't get much easier.


The Standard is designed to create great tasting, high proof shine in less time. The column is designed to be filled with copper mesh which is the perfect blend of affordability and great tasting shine. 

The Standard is designed with the shiner in mind. Its barrel is designed to be both a still and a fermentor. This means the Standard does double duty to save you both time and money. 




The Standard is designed to be both economical and provide great results. The Standard is made of 304 stainless steel. Unlike copper, stainless steel is both economical and easy to clean and maintain. 

However, copper is an important element in making moonshine. This is because copper is able to neutralize the sulphur in your shine which results in a better result. By combining a stainless steel barrel with copper mesh, you are truly able to get the best of both worlds. 



The Standard is also designed to be easy to use. It’s simple set-up and upgraded materials mean that it is user-friendly for both beginners and seasoned shiners. Its capacity is completely adequate for most moonshine recipe and it yields about 1 to 1.5 gallons* of moonshine in a single run. 

The Magnum All in One Moonshine Still Kit

Best for Those who Want Superior Tasting Moonshine in Larger Quantites



Are you ready for a Magnum? With its larger capacity and upgraded design, the Magnum is a great option for those who are ready to take their shining to the next level.

At 50 litres the Magnum is our largest still yet! If you want to run enough shine for your family and your friends, the Magnum is the perfect still for you. 


The Magnum is designed with the perfect shine in mind. Its upgraded designed large capacity barrel is more than enough for most moonshine recipes. It also features a removable false bottom to prevent scorching to keep your shine tasting great. 

The Magnum is designed with great tasting shine in mind. The Magnum is crafted from 304 stainless steel which makes it an economical design that is easy to clean and maintain. However, the Magnum also features copper steel tubes to neutralize the sulphur in your shine for delicious runs every time. 



The Magnum also features dual vapor chambers. This is designed to produce stronger shine with fewer runs. This allows you to get better results with less effort. Making strong and great tasting moonshine has never been this easy. 

Not only is the Magnum designed for quality runs, it also does double duty as both a fermentor and a moonshine still. This means less to store and less to buy. A true win-win for every shiner. 

The Right Distillery Equipment for You


No matter what still you choose, you will have the support of the entire How to Moonshine team. We are here to help you every step of the way. From our extensive How to Make Moonshine e-book, our detailed user manuals and videos, and our step-by-step recipes and how-to guides.