Are you ready to level up to The Standard? Our premium still combines all the benefits of a reflux column still with the ease of use How to Moonshine is known for.
We have taken everything that is great about reflux column stills and combined that with an electric heating system. This combination has created a still that is extremely user-friendly while producing premium results.
The Standard is a first-in-class reflux column still with copper mesh packing for neutral high-proof spirits in a single run.
Spend more time enjoying your shine and less time making it with this amazing still.
The Easiest Column Still you Will Ever Use
Not only is The Standard a gorgeous still, but it is also extremely user-friendly. Unlike other column stills on the market, The Standard has a built-in electrical system. This means that you can simply set your temperature and start collecting your shine.
This ‘set it and forget it’ system makes shinin’ easier than ever and with our tall column packed with copper, you are going to get outstanding results every time.
The Standard even features a drain spout to make drainage simple, clean, and easy.
The Standard Does Double Duty
Not only does The Standard do an amazing job at producing high-proof shine, but it can also act as your distiller. This saves you money but also precious storage space.
Still Height: 45.5 inches or 116 cm
Barrel height: 29.5 cm or 11.5 inches
Diameter of the reflux column: 38 mm or 1.5 inches
- Dry burn prevention
- Electric power with temperature control
- Drainage tap
- 20L barrel (5.25 gallons)
The Benefits of a Reflux Column Still
There are many benefits to owning a reflux column still. First of all, column stills are just pretty to look at. While a pot still may look like a distant cousin of something you already have in your cupboard, a column still is definitely more of a work of art.
A column still is a great option if you want to create a neutral spirit with a high ABV.
You can also add a gin basket which allows you to flavor your moonshine during distillation for a subtle infusion of flavor.
A reflux still is also the best option for creating fuel ethanol.
In commercial applications, column stills are a preferred option because they are capable of continuous distillation. This allows for a more consistent final product.
Why Buy From Us?
At How to Moonshine we want to guide you every step of the way through your moonshining journey.
We offer a FREE How to Make Moonshine E-book that takes you through the process step-by-step. This is a great way to become educated and learn what it takes to make delicious spirits from the comforts of home.
We also have a large ‘how-to’ section which has in-depth articles walking you through different processes in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.
We Offer Great After Care
We offer amazing aftercare for all of our shiners. We are available through instant message and email to answer any questions you may have about your still or about making moonshine itself.
We also have a large library of moonshine recipes. You can always find a new recipe to try or a cocktail to make. Making moonshine will never get boring.
Our Stills Are Amazing
We have a great collection of stills to suit any shiner. From our ‘press and play’ Moonshine Cherry to our premium Standard, we can find the perfect still for you.
Unike many of our competitors we offer detailed and illustrated manuals that walk you through the assembly of your still and how to make distilled water, spirits, and essential oils.
Pot Still Vs. Reflux Stills
To understand which still will be the best fit for you as a shiner you need to know what type of spirit you want to produce.
Considering the design of a column still and a pot still are so different, it makes sense that they would produce different results.
What is a Pot Still?
A pot still, such as the Magnum, is designed to collect and condense the alcohol vapors that come off of your boiling mash. Your pot still will produce a spirit that has an alcohol purity between 40 to 60% which is full of flavor.
Pot stills also do batch distillation. Once you have run your mash you have the opportunity to run it again to increase the purity to around 70-85%. In fact, when you see pictures of moonshine jugs with XXX, it actually refers to the number of times the shine has been distilled. However, it is important to note that with each distillation, you will also lose flavor.
What is a Reflux Column Still?
A column still is so named for its tall column which connects the kettle or pot and the condenser. This column can be packed (often with copper mesh) in order to allow the vapor to condense and trickle back down through the packing. This reflux of liquid will increase the purity as you are essentially doing multiple distillations in a single run.
Using copper as your packing gives the additional benefit of removing any sulphur from your mash. This will remove the unappealing smell and taste-like stinky eggs, that sulphur can leave in your spirit.
Size Does Matter
When it comes to column stills, size really does matter. The taller the packed column the more opportunity for reflux and the purer the final result. The diameter of the column will also impact the amount of vapor and reflux that travels in the column.
With a pure result also comes a very neutral final product which is great if you want to make vodka or flavor your moonshine after distillation.