Want to order a moonshine alembic still?
The moonshine alembic still is made of copper and is manufactured in Europe. This alembic still is of the best available quality. The still can be used on any heat source: from hob to gas burner (with the exception of induction). With this ready-made still you can start making your own moonshine straight away. If desired, you can order a hob, alcoholmeter and/or turbo yeast. We recommend heating stills from 15 litres and up on a gas flame. To reduce the distilling time, you could also heat the 10-litre still on a gas flame. See “Additional information” for the dimensions of the selected product.
Free thermometer with the moonshine alembic still
The moonshine still comes with a free thermometer. The images as shown above show the still you will receive including accessories. So, you will receive what is displayed in the picture.
High quality at a competitive price
We keep our prices competitive by buying our stills in bulk, so we can offer you the best quality at the best price. We trust in our quality, which is why we provide a three-year warranty on all stills. Our products are available directly from stock. All stills are supplied including heat-resistant and gastight sealing tape and hose clamps for the cooling water hoses. The stills are deliberately fitted with heat-resistant tape (easy to remove after use without traces) to make the connection with the cooling coil perfectly gas-tight.
You will also receive a manual containing step-by-step instructions that will help you distil your first drink straight away.
The moonshine still type A is available with a capacity of:
- 2 liter
- 3 liter
- 5 liter
- 10 liter (most sold)
- 15 liter
- 20 liter
- 30 liter
- 40 liter
- 50 liter
We will always have a moonshine still to match the amount of spirit you want to distil.
How do I start distilling alcohol?
When you start distilling spirits, you will first need to make a mash. You can make by combining turbo yeast with tap water and sugar in a fermentation vessel. There are fermentation buckets with and without airlock. For our turbo yeast an airlock is not necessary and our 30-litre fermentation vessel will be sufficient. See the instructions on the turbo yeast packaging for the correct ratios. For example, you can add fruit such as apples, pears, prunes, grapes, berries, etc. to the for a delicious fruit liqueur. If you want to use a lot of fruit, a thicker fruit puree/pulp might develop. In that case the hobby still for distlling fruit is most suitable. Also view our oak wooden barrels for storing and ageing your homemade alcoholic drink. For making rum, coffee liqueur, whiskey, amaretto, liqueur43, gin, and other (fruit) liqueurs, you can also add an essence to your home-brewed drink. These can be found under accessories. You might consider purchasing our siphon hose with filter for transferring the mash from the fermentation vessel into the still. For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.
How much drink is left after the distillation?
This depends on a number of things, including the process of distillation, the alcohol percentage in the mash and the alcohol percentage in the final product. Roughly speaking, we apply the rule that you are left with about 10% to 15% of the mash as an end product. You fill a still up to a maximum of 80% with mash. So you can fill a 10 litre still with a maximum of 8 litres of mash. Of this, you will be left with about 1 litre of finished product (liqueur, whiskey, gin, etc.).
Why are stills made of copper?
Copper is a good heat conductor, which helps the mash to heat up evenly. The length of the distilling process effects the taste. Over the years it has been shown that copper, in combination with the specific shape in which the still kettles are made, benefits the taste. We therefore only sell copper kettles that are manufactured in Europe and not stainless-steel pot stills, which often come from China.
Legislation applies to distilling spirits. We are certified and we have a permit from customs to be allowed to sell these stills. Distilling water, essential oils, etc. is allowed in most countries. Distilling alcohol is only allowed in most European countries with an excise permit. When purchasing one of these appliances, or if you want to distil alcohol, you must therefore comply with the applicable legislation in your country.