How a distillation kit enables you to produce your own alcohol

Distillation kit and equipment is what you need to produce your own alcohol with no trouble at all. There are plenty of distillation kits available in the market today that makes distillation of alcohol cheap and convenient. A Laboratory Distillation equipment and apparatus is a set/kit that consists of a Condenser for cooling the air or water, a Kjeldahl Ball, boiling flask, a receiver flask, an iron tripod, vertical support rods that are made of stainless steel, a cast iron base, heating pad and a adjustable clamp. This kit comes with full and complete step by step instructions.

Other distillation kits also includes oils of herbs and garden flowers along with step by step instructions on the whole low temperature process of distillation. A condenser coil made of copper, with the support stand, vented stopper, product vials etc are also included in the kit.

In order to make your own alcohol you can also go in for the Pelican distillation kiut that resembles the bird pecking its breast in order to feed its babies with its blood. The ultimate symbol of sacrifice, this distillation kit design is considered one of the best.

Distillation kits include a still. There are two types of stills – a reflux still and a Pot still. A pot still collects and then condenses the vapors of alcohol that are released while the mash is being boiled. This gives you an alcohol that is around 40 to 60% pure. This alcohol has good flavor. Moreover if it is distilled twice in the pot, the purity will increase to almost 85% even though a bit of the flavor and taste is lost in the process.

On the other hand, a reflux still is a still that can manage many distillations in a single go on account of the packing present in the column that is in between the pot and condenser. This allows a little of the vapor that condenses to slowly trickle back through the said packing. This is called the “reflux” of the liquid that cleans all vapor that rises, increasing its purity. The amount of the reflux liquid will depend on how tall the column is, finally resulting in the percentage of purity. This still will give you a clean vodka that is best for mixing flavors.

A fractionating still is a purer form of the reflux still and condenses all the vapor at the very top of the column packing with almost all the vapor being returned down. The resulting alcohol is almost 95 percent pure and these stills can be used to produce rum., whisky etc.

Distillation kit equipment basically consists of a kettle, condenser coil, a thermometer and a storage container to catch the liquid. A supply store can provide you with stove top stills that are simple. A distillation kit can be purchased online or even at a wine or beer making store.

Why copper moonshine stills are the best for distillation

Copper moonshine stills are considered to be the best for distillation of alcohol because they offer excellent thermal conductivity. Copper is said to have more than four times thermal conductivity than stainless steel. This metal is also known for its ability to remove toxins because it is acidic in nature. Not only this, copper moonshine stills also give the alcohol a brisk, fresh taste and is known all over the world as an industrial standard where distilleries are concerned.

Before you think of buying or even making your own moonshine still you should know that it is illegal to distill liquor if you do not have a permit or license. The Federal Government can issue a free ethanol permit and essential oils as well as water can be distilled without breaking the law. However some states have made it easy for a person to obtain a commercial permit for spirits. Note that almost all copper moonshine stills are only sold as “art décor”.

Copper moonshine stills are sold for anything between $500 to $2075 or more, depending on the size and craftsmanship. Some have a sculptured head with a heat dispersion tank that is manufactured for maximum surface heat and great heat transfer. Stills can be custom made to suit your needs specifically. They can be ordered for online and paid for by Paypal etc. It is a great idea to first talk to the concerned supplier regarding the legal risks and delivery etc.

Most people wish to know what the difference between stainless steel and copper moonshine stills is! When th comes to cost, maintenance and durability it is obvious that the stainless steel moonshine still wins hands down! Stainless steel stills are easy to clean and very durable. All one has to do is use water and soap like you do on your pans in the kitchen and you can be sure that the still will last for ever!.

On the other hand copper moonshine stills are known for their amazing abilities to remove toxins and sulfides which are produced at the time of distillation. This is something that stainless steel stills do not do. This is the main reason why the copper still is preferred over the stainless steel still. However you can use a mesh made of pure copper over the column of the stainless steel still so that you can have both the benefits of copper to take out the toxins as well as the excellent durability of the stainless steel still which is cheaper. The copper mesh can also be taken out and cleaned easily instead of having to clean the insides of the whole copper still.

Copper moonshine stills can be built at home because copper is a metal that is soft and pretty easy to handle and work with. Moreover, no expensive equipment or welding is needed when made at home. However, copper itself is expensive and difficult to keep clean. To do so, one must use harsh, expensive chemicals when it gets tarnished.