Q: Do you just sell the bottom pot for the 5 gallon? I have your 1 gallon already. Would it fit the one gallon top?
A: The 1 gallon and 5 gallons stills do use different size condensers. The boilers are not sold as a stand alone item at this time
Q: The coil I see in the picture? Is that for a condenser or part of the still?
A: the coil to the left of the still in the photo would be the condenser
Q: If the coil shown is part of the condenser, would you sell the still without the coil?
A: No the still is sold all together with the coil.
Q: I am very interested in one of your stills. I’m looking at the five gallon still. My question is, where does the heat source come from? Fire? (Preferred) electric?
A: This style still would have to be heated with a open flame burner
Q: How is produced after run off?
A: The product after leaving the still is typically at a high proof that needs to be cut to dilute to a lower proof. Otherwise it would be ready to consume at the higher proof if desired off of the still on the first run
Q: How does it call the steam back to a liquid in other words how do you cool the worm
A: the coil off of the condenser has cold water recirculated through the jacketed coil to chill the steam and condense the liquid back into the finished spirit. Typically done with a garden hose or other cold water source
Q: Is this as simple as say, a 5 gallon all-grain mash? I've always heard that if you're not careful you could blow yourself up...is that the case with this setup?
A: The process for producing a wash for the still can be as simple as an all grain mash that has the starches converted to sugar that a yeast can then ferment. The still is heater by an electric or gas heat source of the users choosing. The still does need to be monitored to snrue the run of process is going smoothly, the bigger danger lies in a high proof spirit being very flamable if caution is not taken to keep it away from an open flame, The still itself by design would be safe to use
Q: What is the weight and dimensions of this item? Also packed weight and dimensions? Thanks.
A: The unit assembled measures at 43-3/8" tall and 10-7/8" wide. The unit weighs 13.05 out of the box and weighs roughly 16# boxed depending on the packaging used. The dimensions of the box that it's shipped in are approximately 24x16x12. Thanks for the question!