Q: whats the approximate maximum volume of finished product from one batch?
A: You should get about a fifth out of a 1-gallon run.
Q: Is this still all I need to start distilling ?
A: this still would be what is needed to perform the actual distillation process. You would still need to produce a "wash" or have a product with alcohol in a solution that would be used in the still to concentrate the alcohol for the finished product
Q: where is the still made?
A: These are produced in Michigan in the US
Q: Does this still have a tray inside to lay the herbs?
A: The still does not currently ship withor include an herb basket or try at this time
Q: Is this still safe enough to use indoors on gas stove or should it be done outdoors with gas flame heater?
A: So long as there is enough ventilation for the exchange of air pulled in by the burner(or stove) your using it can be used indoors as well
Q: Can this also be used for making essential oils?
A: Yes, this still would work fine for producing oils
Q: how do you load and clean the tank.? Is the gauge for pressure or temperature?
A: The column separates from the boiler and provides and opening to use to load and spray into the boiler for cleaning The gauges used would be just to monitor temps and not pressure