Distilling Equipment: 3 Basic Points

If you love spirits—gin, whiskey, moonshine—and want to try your hand at distilling your own blend, you’ll need to start browsing through distilling equipment for sale for the right equipment.

What you’ll need

Look for a fermenter. This will mix the yeast and water along with the sugar. The process will typically take about 3 to 7 days. You’ll also need a pot. The pot must be able to withstand boiling points of up to 212 degrees F.  Your kit won’t be complete without a distillation column as well. This will help channel the vapor as it rises from the pot. Add a lyne arm which is a type of horizontal pipe, says Popular Mechanics, to your shopping list along with a condenser and distillate. Lastly, if you’re serious about trying for excellent results, you’ll want to invest in aging barrels where you could store your own concoctions.

Types of materials

Picking the right material for the distilling equipment for sale counts. You’ll need to decide which one—stainless steel or copper—fits your needs better. Want something that’s budget-friendly? Stainless stills are much more affordable than copper ones. The only problem, though, is that the material isn’t as good as conducting heat as copper stills are wholly capable of. Also, coppers are effective for removing the sulfur compounds from the wash and that could be a major factor for you. Weight the pros and cons of owning either one to make the pick the option that’s best for your project and budget.

Cleaning and maintenance

Stainless steel is durable. But copper works as a better heat conductor. Since it’s lighter in weight, it’s also easier to work with. You won’t have any problems moving it around. However, between the two, stainless steel is much easier to clean than copper. Consider which features matter to you the most. That should help you shop for the right items.

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