Moonshine stills for sale are in plenty. Stainless steel as well as copper moonshine stills are sold by distillation equipment suppliers and manufacturers. Copper moonshine stills are sold as “art décor” and are beautifully hand crafted and many are considered collector’s items. One can buy these for any amount ranging from $ 500 to $3000 depending on the gallon size and the workmanship.
Many people are confused as to which of the two types – stainless steel or copper – is the best type of still to purchase. When compared, the stainless steel still wins the competition where durability, cost and maintenance is concerned. These stills are very easy to clean and you can use just ordinary soap and water. Moreover, they last forever!
Regarding copper moonshine stills, these are very attractive and look fabulous. However they are hard to keep clean as the copper gets tarnished and harsh, expensive chemicals are needed to keep it clean and shiny. The reason why people love them is that copper has the ability to take out sulfides and toxins which are automatically produced while distillation. Moreover, because copper is soft and can be easily handled, most people want to build their own copper moonshine stills at home.
Moonshine stills for sale are hand made/custom made from material (either copper or stainless steel) of a very high quality and the craftsmanship is very good catering to a person’s specific distilling needs. Most distilling equipment is generally user friendly that both new as well as seasoned distillers can easily use them with no trouble at all. The stainless steel still is manufactured from 100 percent stainless steel and is thus extremely durable and long lasting. These are so easy to clean as well. Distillation kits include equipment that can help you make moonshine, distil ethanol and extract essential oils as well. These can also be used to distill and purify water.
Today there are moonshine stills for sale that are solar powered and made with the help of solar energy. These “green” stills are environment friendly and deliver products of low costs making them extremely popular. No matter what your intentions are when you try to purchase a moonshine still, you have to make sure that you are not breaking any law. Everything depends on how you plan to use the moonshine still. Kindly check with local authorities and state laws before you make a purchase.
Moonshine stills for sale are defined as apparatus and equipment that are capable of separating ethyl alcohol from alcohol containing mixtures. Smaller stills (just a gallon capacity) are also used to distill water and non-alcoholic material in a laboratory, so these are obviously exempted from laws that prohibit alcohol making/distilling. However if you extract essential oils using a solvent method and alcohol is the by-product, then you are distilling! It is also important to first find out that the company you are buying your moonshine still from is professional and ethical and not dishonest. Therefore it pays to first do your homework before buying a still. Moonshine stills are pot or reflux stills. The pot still is used to make schnapps or whiskey that will get its aroma or flavor from the mash. A reflux still will not give you an alcohol with taste but this can be added later on.