Copper Pot Stills, 150 gal. & 40 gal. (production pair) ( $30,000 )Hot
150 Gallon Pot Still:
This turn-key distillation unit, fabricated from virgin copper with a steam jacket stainless steel base, is ready to provide commercial level output as either a stripping-stage still or complete whiskey still. Features a vertical pot design, expansion whiskey head, break-over arm, condenser and parrot, all in virgin copper. Copper pot includes a vertical 3” port with motorized agitator (electric motor, XP or air-driven also available), 8” top manway, pressure relief valves (+ and -), thermowell with thermometer, and 2” drain. Condenser is a tubular multi-pass design for easy cleaning and includes a surge breaker vent. A fluted pedestal base is wrapped in rustic cedar (can customize finish and stain).
The small overall footprint makes this still excellent for compact production areas. Its steam jacket design also utilizes the efficiency and convenience of steam, rare in a still under 200 gallons. Manway access and tri-clamp modular design makes cleaning easy, but Clean-In-Place fittings can be attached for an additional expense. A commercially viable pot still on its own, but when paired with the 40-gallon finishing still it can provide efficient stripping of low wines, ready for immediate rectification within the same or next day.
40 Gallon Finishing Still:
Designed to be the rectification pair to the 150 gallon pot, this still follows the same vertical design with minimal footprint. Steam powered with a nominal boiler draw, this column/pot hybrid can be customized to fit most production needs. Fabricated in copper over a stainless steam jacketed base, the pot base includes a 3”vertical agitation port, pressure relief valves, and a matching cedar wrap. The still features a 6” copper column tube than can be left empty for expansion in whiskey production or filled with copper fittings for added reflux in neutral sprits production The column can also be customized with bubble plates and sight glasses at additional expense. Includes a copper break-over arm, tubular multi-pass copper condenser and copper parrot.
This rectification still is ready for the efficient turn-around of low wines at a size never seen with steam jacketing. With its modular and customizable design, this still could be further outfitted with a brandy head, botanical basket, thumper, even vodka columns, but at a size where it can be broken down and reassembled in any number of variations. When paired with the 150 gallon still, they make for a superb system for small batch distilling perfect for a small craft distiller or as a pilot system for R & D.