KL04633 – Alcoengine – Copper Pot Still
This pot still design has been created to allow the delicate compounds that form the complex structure of many whiskeys and gins. This iconic vee shape still has been created to capture the vital esters, aldehydes and phenolic compounds that are necessary to give the final spirit a complexity that simply cannot be created any other way.
The Alcoengine Pot Still – Manufactured by www.KegLand.com.au
The whole system is designed to save, time, money, and parts, and fit in one box for easier storage and cheaper shipping.
A pure pot still is used when you want the flavour of the wash to come through. For instance, if you ferment fruit or grains, it will allow some of that flavour to enter your distillate. If you use a reflux still, you would just end up with pure, unflavoured vodka. Inject some flavour into your drinks with the Alcoengine Distilling Pot Still!
Fast – 4.5L/hr with alcohol or 2.8L/hr with water
With an all-copper construction for smoothness of taste it comes with a digital thermometer and is simple to use.
Just switch it on and collect your alcohol – it couldn’t be simpler than that!
Alcoengine Copper Pot Still Note:
You will need to purchase a distillation lid if you are using this still on a DigiBoil or BrewZilla. Take note of what size your unit is to purchase the correct sized still. We have two types, the standard distillation lid, or the Pro Series with Sight Glass.
35L Standard Distillation Lid (47mm) for BrewZilla and DigiBoil
65L Standard Distillation Lid (47mm) for BrewZilla and DigiBoil
Pro 35L Tri-Clover Distillation Lid (2″ TC) for BrewZilla and DigiBoil
You will also need 1 x 2 Inch Tri-Clover Clamp.
Pro 65L Tri-Clover Distillation Lid (4″ TC) for BrewZilla and DigiBoil
You will also need:
1 x 2 Inch Tri-Clover Clamp
1 x 4 Inch Tri-Clover Clamp
1 x 4″ x 2″ Tri-Clover Concentric Reducer
1 x 4 Inch Tri-Clover Beaded Seal
No more stuffing around with water flow speed!
Some stills are hard to operate and require fine-tuning of the water flow in the cooling condenser. This Alcoengine Design on the other hand just requires a minimum water flow rate and that’s it. As long as you have enough coolant it doesn’t matter how fast your coolent flows through the still. This makes the still far easier to operate than many other brands.
It is imperative to have a minimum of 8 liters per minute AFTER the outlet of the condenser, not before. If you are using a pump, ensure it is a high-pressure pump capable of doing so. We recommend using mains water here in Australia as we have a supply of about 100psi.
Easiest Still to Use – That’s our guarantee
This bulletproof design is so easy to use that we are giving you a guarantee that you will get great spirit in no time at akk. All you need to do is make sure you have adequate water/coolant flowing through the head and just about everything else will look after itself.
Alcoengine Copper Pot Still is Compatible with Many Boilers
This still design is compatible with many boiler types. One option is just get a pot and drill a 47mm hole in the lid and this still will fit no worries. The still also fits many standard boilers such as the standard Turbo Boilers, Robobrew, and we have been told by our customers that it also works with the Grainfather . This still can also fit the top of stainless steel kegs too. So you can easily make your own keg boiler. You can use a 2inch tri-clover clamp (not included) and then use the clamp to attach this still to the top of a 50L keg. So you will not find a more compatible still design that fits a wide range of boiler types. This can do it all.
Solid Copper Pot Still
Unlike stainless steel stills and stills that are only copper plated, this still is made from solid copper. When your hot spirit comes in contact with copper the copper acts like a catalytic converter and drives sulfur out of the spirit. This process means you get less “off-flavours” and you simply get better quality spirit. Copper is an expensive metal now and it definitely increases the cost of the still manufacture but we can say for sure that there is a very good reason why it’s still the preferred material by many serious distillers simply because the results are superior. Don’t listen to other people tell you that stainless is the best. There is no substitute for copper and a still like this will last you a lifetime.
Alcoengine Copper Pot Still is Simple Assembly and Setup
This still is mostly assembled but you still have to connect your garden hose and coolant supply. You can just use your garden hose but it’s a bit of a waste of tap water so we recommend that you get a tank at least 500liters in size then use a powerful recirculation pump to drive the still. We would recommend one of the Ozito pump’s that you can get from Bunnings or any other suitable high-pressure pumps you can purchase this separately yourself. We wouldnt recommend a pump too small as you need a reasonably powerful pump to push the water through the condenser as there is a lot of flow restriction in the condenser head. Flow rate is not as importanty as a high head pressure/maximum pressure capability. When you get the still you just need some teflon tape and just attach the fittings as show in the photos above in this add. Please make sure you connect all the fittings and check for leaks before you start distilling. There is nothing worse that trying to attach a fitting once the still has heated up.
Alcoengine Copper Pot Still Features
Lead free brass
Lead free silver soldering
High quality manufacture
Super easy to use and will produce high quality spirit
Distillation is a long process and if you want to automate the process you can use one of the KegLand Temp controllers:
MKII 10amp Temperature Controller
RAPT Temperature Controller
You can use this temp controller to automate the distillation process and this is a massive time saver. More on how to do this in this video below:
If you would like to use this pot still for making products like Gin you might want to consider this stainless extension tube that you can use for botanicals.
This extension tube can be used on a pot still so that you can fill the tube with botanicals. This means the vapour coming from your boiler will come up from the boiler and infuse with further. It’s expained in part of this video below.