Stainless steel is typically cheaper than copper, so it’s a great option for beginners who don’t want to break the bank on their equipment.
It can take a long time to heat up the still and cool down the water, so you may not be able to distill with as much precision as you can with a something like a copper still.
Can you use stainless steel for a moonshine still?
Distilled Spirits (Whiskey, Vodka, Moonshine, Etc.) This isn’t to say that stainless stills can’t be used to distill spirits. In fact, a stainless pot with a copper column, or a 100% stainless still packed with copper mesh, are both excellent options for producing spirits.
What is the best moonshine still?
The Best Moonshine Stills of 2019
- North Georgia Still Company 20 Gallon Whiskey Still.
- North Georgia Still Company 5 Gallon Moonshine Still with Thumper Keg.
- Vevor 7.9 Gallon Stainless Steel Alcohol Distiller.
- 5 Gallon Copper Moonshine Still Kit from Clawhammer Supply.
- Alchemade 5 Gallon Copper Alembic Still.
- Seeutek’s 2 Gallon Copper Tube Moonshine Still.
Why do you use copper for stills?
The best alcohol stills are either made from stainless steel or copper because both are effective heat conductors and do not allow harmful chemicals to infiltrate the distilled spirit. Copper also reacts with sulfur – an element that has a foul taste and is naturally created when yeast ferments.
How do you clean stainless steel still?
Cleaning a Stainless Steel Still
- Use warm water and any dish soap you would use for your own pots and pans.
- Make a solution of 1 tablespoon of 3% caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide) and 2 liters of water (recommended temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit) and use that solution to rinse the still.
What is an alembic still?
An alembic (from Arabic الإنبيق (al-inbīq); from Greek ἄμβιξ (ambix), meaning ‘cup, beaker’) is an alchemical still consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, used for distilling.
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