6Lt Stainless Steel Pot Still.
6Lt prototype pot. It has a few tool marks here and there but it is quite acceptable. All items I make are hand crafted and will contain the odd tool marks here and there. It all adds to the character of the beast. Have a look at the photo’s. I have tested it and it works well.
This is the smallest of the the pots that I have. I am intending to make an 7.5/11/15/and a 18.5Lt pot. These will have cooling integrated into them in the form of a Liebig thus making them a little more sophisticated. The 6Lt pot is ideal for the beginner.
I am about to embark on a small stainless steel boiler venture. You will be able to use these items on your normal Cooking Stove or Aga. These will be infinitely better than the air cooled stills sold in most brew shops. The smallest of my pots is treble the size of the brew shop still. You will be able to pack the column for reflux and remove the packing for pot stilling. You will be able to add the various attachments or leave them off/out as will your won’t. The pots I am trying at the moment are as follow. This is the complete ready to go make some shine still. Nothing else for you to do except pour in the low wines or sugar water or what ever you have brewed, turn on the heat, sit back and watch the good stuff arrive.
1/ 6qt about 5.5lts £83.56 + P&P
2/ 8qt about 7.5lts £96.98 + P&P
3/ 12qt about 11lts £110.65 + P&P
4/ 16qt about 15lts £129.24 + P&P
5/ 20qt about 18.5lts £152.08 + P&P
The column will be adjusted according to the size of the pot. i.e. small pot = small column, smaller pipe size. The first 3 sizes will be suited to the 22mm Trombone attachments and Nos 4 and 5 to the 28mm column.
The lid will be attached via spring loaded clips that will be either copper riveted on or stainless steel pot riveted on or both. The rim can be sealed by traditional methods of flour and water or via a plastic seal that is supplied.
I have given the 6Lt pot a swept back look to counter balance the fact it is a small pot (6lt) and it sits comfortably in it’s own space when empty. This will be suitable for approximately 4Lts of product. Never over fill. The item you will receive is the item in the photos. The design is such that the outlet tube can be swivelled in various directions to suit the situation of your domestic cooker, you can also do as I did when testing it. Use the BBQ stove. ( It is not suitable for induction hobs.) Electric or Gas are fine. If this were not a proto I would be asking 25% more for it so grab a bargain.
The still is a basic pot still. No cooling just a beginners pot still. You put in your wort and it will vaporise the content into steam which travels up the column and turns back into purified liquid (distilled liquid ) a purer liquid, a distilled liquid with most of the taste and smell of the starting liquid, it’s just more pure. The copper takes out a lot of the impurities so you end up with a better product than you started with. But there is always a but. The stuff that comes out once it reaches temperature is HOT, VERY HOT steam in fact so be careful. A Pyrex container would be ideal with a funnel in the top. The returning steam would run down the exterior of the funnel back in the Pyrex container. I did try a loose lid which helps capture a bit more liquid. I think the funnel would be the answer. Trial and error. More bits on www.whiskeymansblog.co.uk
I am going to let this one go for £55.00 in stead of £83.56 plus £10.00 P&P eBay will be £60.00 plus £10.00 P&P SOLD
There is only the one. When it is gone it is gone. DON’T LOOK AT THE WORKSHOP CLUTTER. But if you would like one please ask.
This item is now SOLD The 7.5Lt Pot Still is now being made. This will have a cooling system built in to it.