Anyone made their own still?

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Anyone made their own still?

Postby gazpachos0up » Saturday Jun 09, 2007 4:34 pm

Hi there all...
Anyone out there know how or have designs to make a still? :D
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Postby tazman67 » Saturday Jun 09, 2007 9:26 pm

plenty of plans on the net,,just google them.
Im challenged in the handyman criteria...so I bought one.
I brew the beer I drink
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Postby Fearandloathing » Tuesday Jun 26, 2007 9:47 pm

Gday ya can buy mine if you want. Its in the store section. I've made a number over the years. It depends what design your after. Copper is the best material in my opinion. Stainless steel makes the spirit taste weird I reckon if its used as part of the column but dosent seem to affect it if the boilers stainless. Dont soft solder joins its crap. Also most soft solder contains lead. Use whats called silver solder or more correctly silver braze at 7%silver. 7% is whats required by AS3500 for water services.
I know this because I am a plumber/gasftter drainer and work with copper every day. Silver brazing can take a while to get good at if you've never done anything like that before and at the price of copper these days, you wouldn't want to stuff up a braze and blow a hole threw the copper.
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Re: Anyone made their own still?

Postby RJB510 » Wednesday Mar 11, 2009 1:22 pm

Did you end up making one?
I made mine, it works great.
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Re: Anyone made their own still?

Postby Tipsy » Wednesday Mar 18, 2009 8:23 pm

RJB510 wrote:Did you end up making one?
I made mine, it works great.


What sort did you make, have you any pictures?

I've decided that I need to expand my hobby
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Re: Anyone made their own still?

Postby DavidP » Sunday Mar 22, 2009 3:44 am

I made one!
making a pot still is the easiest way to go.
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Re: Anyone made their own still?

Postby Tipsy » Sunday Mar 22, 2009 6:02 pm

That's a thing of beauty.
I've bought some copper so I've commited myself to building one.

I might have to aquire a keg for the boiler some how.
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