Alcohol Keg Stills with Copper Heads.
I have at long last been able to purchase a Beer Keg or two.. I am at the moment in the process of re branding them to make them mine so that I can sell them on. ( Part of the purchase deal ) I am intending to make them into Alcohol Stills, just like the ones Anthony Rainier sells in America. The only difference will be that they are available here in the UK. You will able to attach your column via the Tri Clamp system just as they do. Or I can provide the still head just as he does. The head refers to the column. This can be a 54mm column or what ever your heart desires. I am undecided as to go with an electric heating element or stick with gas. There are fores and againsts with both thoughts. Gas is instant to turn off, where as electric continues to heat for minute before cool down starts unless you are using a dedicated controller. Electric is easier to use as it is readily available. We are often limited to the amount of power that can be used. Most of our power circuits in the out house or shed are limited to a 16/20/25 or 30amp circuit breaker. If you are at the higher end of this then you will be able to run up to a 4Kw heating element may be a touch more. This can then be controlled via a controller to give you the ultimate control on heating and running your still. If on the other hand your power supply is limited to 16Amp then you will only be able to run up to 3Kw. Probably the smaller 50Litre Keg. Having said that there are always exceptions. I will leave this decision up to you and make it to your preference when the still is ordered. It will add about a day to the delivery time. The controller will consist of a voltage and amp meter so you can see and control exactly the amount of current you are using. There will also be a small fan incorporated in the control box which will need a separate supply, so a double 13amp socket will be needed. The controller will be £85.00 plus P&P. This will be for the 3Kw and the 4Kw unit. These units will involve you making the final connections to the element and power supply ie putting the plug top on and connecting the element. Instructions will be provided. It is impossible to make some connections as the unit may be shipped in more than one piece and this is a do it yourself final construction. You will need to slot the pipes together and fit the cooling hoses.
Moonshine Still Keg 50lt and 100lt
These Moonshine Still Kegs I have at the moment are legally mine to do with as I wish. I have the payed invoice to prove it. I can keep them or sell them on. I have at present 4 x 50Litre and 2 x 100litre. I intend to put a drain tap in and possibly an electric element, unless you want it for gas or you just want to buy a legal keg. As I progress I will put some photos on so you can see how things are going. If there is an interest in owning a Moonshine Stainless Steel Keg legally then please get in touch. I may use a stencil to re brand these kegs instead of the copper plate. (I have added these photo’s as a taster.)
Collection or Post
I will not be selling these on eBay as the fee’s make it a no brainer. They will also be best collected in person so as not to damage any of the copper pipework that may be included with them. Having said that I am willing to post them if you are willing to pay the postage. The bare keg will be £65.00 plus postage for the 50lt one and £95.00 for the 100lt one. This will include the removal of the filler pressure spigot so that you have ready access to the top of the keg to fit a Tri Clamp. They will come with a record of the number on the keg which I will also keep on record just in case. Once they have been fitted with the extras such as element, tap, still pipe, vapour cooling and liebig they will be more expensive probably in the region of £450.00 / £550.00 plus P&P. This is the cheapest 50Lt still you will find anywhere. You can pay this much and more for a 3 or 4Lt still.
Kegs have not yet been entered in the price tables. If you are interested please email me. ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or use the contact form on the website. I can always send you a PayPal invoice should you wish to make a purchase.