Many types of pot still configurations are available based on the spirits you intend to produce. Revival stills are hand formed from copper, bronze, brass, and stainless steel by our skilled tradesmen and copper smiths in Sidney BC, Canada.
Typically whiskey is a two step distillation process but can be produced in a single pass using a small rectification column on or beside the pot. These stills are the most basic still type and are usually the most affordable . The most basic setup consists of the pot, spirit head, lyne arm and condenser.
A vodka still will generally have one or more rectification columns in order to reach the desired 190 proof requirement. Each tray of a rectification column acts as a separate distillation increasing the ABV as the vapors travel up the column.
If you produce gin, a dedicated gin still can provide an advantage. The botanical flavors in gin can sometimes be difficult to clean and completely remove from a hybrid still, which can lead to flavor carry over when producing additional products like vodka or whiskey in the same system.
Typically brandy is a two step distillation process but can be made in a single pass using a small rectification column on or beside the pot. These stills are the most basic still type and are usually the most affordable . The most basic setup consists of the pot, spirit head, lyne arm and condenser.
Traditional rum is produced using a still consisting of a copper pot and two copper thumpers or retorts. A thumper, or retort, is a chamber that acts like a separate distillation which increases the ABV of the spirit, imparting the traditional rum flavor.
A hybrid still is designed to create multiple types of spirits. These stills typically include at least one rectification column. Hybrid stills are popular with new distilleries due to the flexibility and diversity of products that can be produced on a single still.
Adding a stripping still to your current distillation system can increase your production capacity by up to 4 times. Stripping stills are often called "Wash Stills".
Testing stills are a necessity for all distilleries as they enable distillers to develop skills and formulate recipes quickly and affordably without tying up production equipment.