Copper Still Beer & Wine Making Supplies
The days of hiding a still in the woods away from the prying eyes of the government or law enforcement officials are still sometimes foddered for movies and TV shows but not necessarily any longer in real life. Provided safety precautions are followed and no neighbourhood or city regulations are violated, anyone can have a still and make their own liquor, beer or wine. The choices are usually between stainless steel and copper for stills. Copper stills are a better conductor of heat and often produce better-tasting alcohol.
What type of copper stills are available?
Some of the different types of copper stills that you can use to make liquor include:
- Alembic still
- Column still
- Pot still
- Reflux still
- Solar still
Sizes range from 20 litres to more than 250 litres for home distilling devices. Numerous types of liquors can be distilled using a copper still, including vodka, whisky, gin, bourbon, absinthe and moonshine. There are also beer and winemaking stills, which work best with wine making kits and beer making supplies.
What is needed to set up a copper still?
Putting together a copper still is fun and easy with the proper tools. Some of the necessary tools you'll need include:
- Plumbing torch
- Soldering iron
- Lead-free solder
In addition, because you are working with metal, it is best to have gloves to protect your hands, safety glasses for your eyes and a mask to help protect you from any fumes.