Whether it's a single column beer stripping still or our compact multi-column still, our continuous distillation systems are custom designed and handcrafted to fit your craft distilling needs.
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Achieve up to 95% ABV
Revival's compact multi-column continuous stills can be operated using all three columns to produce 95% ABV beverage alcohol. Alternatively, turn off one or two of the columns to produce low wines or barrel proof spirits. The final column has several draw-off valves to allow the distiller to control the flavour profile and ABV of the collected spirit. The still is capable of accepting grain-in wash or lautered beer, making it easy to integrate into your distillery.
Our partial and full automation packages give you the consistency needed to produce a quality product, every time. The software allows the user to input key parameters, then implements advanced control logic to maintain steady operation. After the still warms up, it can run continuously with minimal supervision.
The number one priority
The electronics on the still are rated for a Class 1 Div 2 (US) / Zone 2 (Canada). We have options for a control panel on the still or outside of the hazardous area. Integration between an ethanol gas sensor and your distillery's ventilation system adds another layer of safety for you, your staff, and your distillery.
CONTINUOUS vs BATCH DISTILLATION comparison
Single Column Beer Stripping
Beer stripping, Whiskey/Bourbon, Rum, Brandy, Vodka
Beer stripping, Whiskey/Bourbon, Rum, Brandy, Vodka, Gin
Up to 95%
Up to 95%
13 ft - 50 ft
12 ft - 20 ft
~25 to 50 sq-ft
$$ - $$$
*Estimated values. Actual data may vary.
Copper or Stainless
Columns can be constructed from copper or stainless steel. Typically a bourbon beer column still is built out of copper. A neutral spirit column still may have some stainless steel column sections and some copper column sections depending on the customer request.
A doubler is commonly used when making bourbon or whiskey. It is essentially a pot still that continuously re-distills the low wines feed coming from the beer stripping column. Doublers are generally fabricated from copper.
Beer pre-heaters are used to pre-heat the continuous feed of beer into the beer stripping column. It is necessary to heat the beer to the optimal temperature before entering the column. The pre-heater is heated by the vapor exiting the column. This in turn provides reflux to the column. Energy savings are also realized by heating the beer using this method.
Low Wines and High Wines Tanks
The low and high wines collections tanks are an integrated part of the continuous column. For a bourbon column still the low wines tank will feed the doubler.
Low Wines Condenser
The low wines condenser is used to condense the vapor exiting from the column and beer pre-heater. These condensers are usually fabricated out of copper and the exiting condensate is fed to the low wines tank and then to the doubler.
High Wines Condenser
The high wines condenser condenses the vapor from the doubler. At this point the spirit has been refined to its final state and is ready for dilution and barreling. High wines condensers can be made from copper or stainless steel.
Clean Steam Boilers
Most modern column stills are powered by clean steam directly injected into the bottom of the continuous column. Other methods of heating can cause fouling of the heating surfaces which may wreak havoc on a column still. We recommend using a clean steam boiler for all Revival column stills.
Continuous columns are designed to be fed by a continuous feed of fermented mash or beer. They are used by many of the large spirits manufacturers around the world. The most common spirits made using a continuous column are bourbon, whiskey, rum, and vodka. Although these larger continuous columns are great for bigger distilleries they are not suited to the volumes or varieties of spirits that many craft distillers are producing. That is why we have developed our new Compact Continuous Column that will fit within ceiling heights as low as 13 feet and can be designed to produce virtually any type of spirit.