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5 Gallon Moonshine Whiskey E-85 Ethanol Still 2" Stainless Reflux Column Tower

  • $ 406.96


5 Gallon Moonshine Whiskey E-85 Ethanol Still  2" Stainless Reflux Column Tower
This 5 gallon Still has it all! The boiler stands at 17 1/2" tall and 12 5/8" in diameter. The bottom of the boiler is flat and recessed. You can fire it with a Propane Burner. It is made with high grade, polished stainless steel, using sanitary tig welded construction. 
This Still comes with:
  • Carrying handles
  • Top quality construction with beautifully rounded curves
  • Built from heavy gauge 304 food grade stainless steel
  • Polished to a mirror finish inside and out
  • Thermowell and Commercial grade thermometer with 3" face 
  • 2" Column Connection with Stainless Reflux Column
  • Copper packing for Column
  • Reflux Column will produce up to 190 proof
  • Dephlegmater on column
The 24 gauge copper stills that you see elsewhere on the internet are so thin that you can take your hands and crush them like a huge beer can. The Chinese Stainless Stills and the Stills made from cook pots are even worse.  The stainless in them is as thin as paper. If you flip a 24 gauge copper still or one of the cheap stainless stills with your thumb and fore finger it will make a dent. If you punch this stainless milk can boiler with your fist, you might break your fist but there won't be a dent.  My stills and still boilers are made from heavy gauge stainless and are built to last a lifetime.
This item comes with a 1 year warranty which covers manufacturing defects and leaks.
Disclaimer:
These products may not be legal to operate in some areas. Affordable Distillery Equipment, LLC strongly discourages any unlawful use of these products, and is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by the use or unlawful use of these products. Any person or entity that uses information or equipment, provided by Affordable Distillery Equipment, LLC, does so entirely at their own risk and accepts all liability concerning the use of the aforementioned equipment and information. 
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Travis
Almost the perfect still for beginners

So I'm new to this and this still is the best bang for the buck. I wanted to do a couple runs before I wrote my review and I can say this still is almost perfect, definitely perfect for a first timer. The quality craftsmanship is evident in every weld. It's almost robotic precision of the quality of the welds. I've found nothing left behind from the manufacturing process which is incredible. It's built from stainless which was my preference especially for cleaning. Speaking of cleaning, they provide great instructional documentation for your first cleaning. It's sturdy, great looking and overall will last for many many years. The base fit well on both my propane burners, there's a touch of color changing but I was running the burner too hot. Cleanup is a breeze, mild soap and water, rinse clean and let air dry, I spray a bit of star San in there but it isn't necessary. My first run I ran as a pot still and produced 140 proof to begin with which is pretty good. The second run I ran as a reflux and achieved a 170 proof with approx 80% of potential alcohol extracted which was way more than I expected.

But it isn't all rainbows and sunshine. I found that I would run the still and the temp would thermal runaway which is normal for stills apparently but being new I didn't know and I ran my first run at 190f the whole time. Needless to say it wasn't very good. The second time I was ready for the temp to climb quick but still missed my initial temp and ran it straight to 170f which was a lot better than 190, then I was able to ramp it up to my desired Temps and nailed my yield. With only 2 runs under my belt I feel confident my next one will be even better.

What I believe would be an improvement on this would be the following.
1) instead of barbed fittings, use a retaining bump (like you see on the end of a radiator intake, so the clamp is retained with the pipe pinched between). Or something threaded. I'd like to tear it all down but the barbs make it difficult to remove my tubes (like you'd expect).
2) The top barb of the condenser sticks straight up. If you aren't careful you can fold over your tube and it'll limit the water flow and you could lose product as a vapor.
3) I would love the reflux portion of the head (the deflagulator) to be separate. It's a jacketed cooling design which is good but eventually I want to upgrade to a shotgun style and I'm not a fan of parts that aren't being used remaining but that's a personal preference.
Lastly and I think this is the big one
4) an option to add a 2" or 3" outlet in the pot. This way you can use an electrical element or for those who are anal, a temp probe to help mitigate the temp skyrocketing and get much better control. As it stands your limited to a propane burner due to the design of the pot.

Overall this is a great product, fantastic company and if I feel the need to move to a bigger still I know I'll buy it here.

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Erich S.
Great still!

The still arrived promptly and was just as described. I ran it with the vinegar solution as recommended for cleaning and then a sacrificial run as well. After that I charged it and was really impressed with the output. The build quality looks great although I admit this is my first one. However, I would happily purchase another one!

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Jared
Fantastic Quality and a Pleasure to Operate!!

Ordered this still and it did take a bit longer to arrive than expected but they explained that there was some back up in production so no worries there.
When it did arrive without even opening the box, I could tell the quality from the sheer weight. I opened it and wow the quality of the parts and welds were top notch! I did my first run with it last night and the still balanced out very nicely, and it was so easy to maintain the temp that I wanted with a propane burner (65,000 BTU). Hands down five stars and would recommend this to anyone that loves distilling or is just starting to get into as I am.


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