-2 inch diameter- 7 gallon keg- Electric. Comes with hoses, packing, clamps. The boiler is SS, its pictured here painted. We sell also rubber insulated sometimes. But with your order it will come polished silver color.
Beautiful Moonshine still for sale. This can be both a pot still and reflux. All you do is turn the tap. So it is two in one. A "dual Purpose". Its all about liquid management. Brass turn tap that will allow you to adjust the reflux ratio.
This is a copper moonshine alcohol still. Made in the USA. Comes with electrical keg.
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Copper Moonshine Ethanol Still
This ADJUSTABLE Copper REFLUX distillation tower WILL PRODUCE ANYTHING FROM DISTILLED WATER TO ESSENTIAL OILS, MEDICAL ALCOHOL AND UP TO 95% ETHANOL. Also distill spirits if you are a micro distillery.
ALCOHOL PRODUCTION RATES-
THE COPPER ALCHEMIST Moonshine distillation tower WILL PRODUCE 92 PERCENT PURE ALCOHOL UP TO ONE LITER AN HOUR AND 75-80 % 1 GALLON AN HOUR.
THE ALCHEMIST CONSISTS OF ALL COPPER, TWO INCHES IN DIMENSIONS.WITHOUT THE EXTENSION, ITS LENGTH IS 28 INCHES.
ALL THE FITTINGS ARE BRASS COMPRESSION FITTINGS. It COMES WITH ONE THERMOMETER. . THE STAINLESS STEEL KEGS COME IN TWO SIZES, FIRST BEING 7.5 GALLON KEG AND THE OTHER ONE A 15 GALLON, BOTH WITH 1500 W ELECTRICAL ELEMENT AN THE 15 GALLON KEG COMES WITH 2 1500 WATT ELEMENTS.
The Alchemist moonshine distillation tower pure copper mesh has an excellent surface to volume ratio, it is even better than 3/16ths raschig rings. The alchemist distillation tower comes with four rolls of copper; the alchemist with the extension comes with 12 rolls of copper. The reason copper has been used for distilling, is because it removes the impurities from raw materials, etc wine, sugar mash, corn and so on.
The condenser is the heart of the moonshine still. It’s a double helix copper coil, ten inches in length, all vapors that form during the boiling of the wash condenses against the cooling coils and turns into a liquid.
Reflux dividing head-
The Reflux dividing head collects all the liquid from the condenser. It also allows the liquid to either flow back into the reflux column, depending on the control valve setting. By adjusting the reflux control valve, the dividing head can pass some of the liquid back to the reflux column. We can achieve a double, triple, or multiple distillation. Just under the reflux divider collection, is the digital thermometer. Its position will allow it to read the temperature of the vapor just before it enters the reflux divider, and on its way to the condenser.
The temperature is crucial in telling us what distilling products have been produced and what percentage. Broadly speaking, the product being produced can be catalogued as heads, hearts and tails.
Copper Reflux Distillation column
The reflux distillation column is the workhorse of the alchemist distillation tower. This is where the ratification takes place. The vapor from the boiler passes thru the column, to the dividing head then on unto the condenser where it condenses and turns the vapor into a liquid. This liquid then falls into the reflux divider.
When the control valve is fully closed this liquid falls back into the reflux column but not right down into the boiler as the pure copper mesh restricts it from falling downwards.
The rising vapor from the boiler now heats this liquid again to its boiling point. It is evaporated again and gets carried to the condenser. It carries away to the condenser. However every time the vapor condenses the alcohol percentage increases.
This condensing / heating/ evaporating cycle allows us to perform multiple distillations within one process. The alchemist comes in two sizes/. One being a pot still and an added extension if needed for high proof alcohol
Why all copper for the moonshine alcohol stills?
You might have noticed the reflux column the condenser, product cooler and even the column packing are all constructed from copper. The main reason is copper acts as a catalytic to reduce some unwanted compounds like sulfur. This is the main reason copper is used in all big distilleries. Also the heat is distributed evenly and retained. Copper has better properties than stainless steel. Does not leech nickle into the product which many people are allergic to. See online what stainless steel allergy can do.
The cleaning of copper-
The unwanted compounds like sulfur attaches to the pure copper mesh. You will see this as a black tarnish on the copper mesh. To clean this, place one tablespoon of citric acid into one gallon of lukewarm water for 15 to twenty minutes You will notice that the mesh comes back to its shiny state. Then to neutralize use baking soda. One teaspoon to a gallon of lukewarm water. You can leave this overnight
Buyer assumes all liability. This is for distilling oils, water and ethanol with a permit from TTB. If you are a micro distiller this can make legal Moonshine, Vodka, Whiskey, Brandy and Rum. This still will be great for those wanting to experiment with small batches.
- Item #: RD1013
- Condition: New