Testing stills are used in distilleries to develop new recipes without taking up time on production equipment. These stills are usually sized between 30 -100 L and can be heated by electric elements, electric steam boilers, or gas steam boilers. These systems have a small footprint and can be built to reflect a scaled version of your production equipment.
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WHISKEY TEST STILL
-SUITED FOR WHISKEY
-CAN ALSO PRODUCE BRANDY, RUM, GIN
GIN TEST STILL
-SUITED FOR GIN (INCLUDES GIN BASKET)
-CAN ALSO PRODUCE WHISKEY, BRANDY, RUM
VODKA TEST STILL
-SUITED FOR VODKA AND NEUTRAL SPIRIT COLUMNS CAN BE BYPASSED
-CAN ALSO PRODUCE WHISKEY, GIN, BRANDY, RUM
HYBRID TEST STILL
-CAN PRODUCE VODKA, GIN, WHISKEY, BRANDY, RUM
BRANDY TEST STILL
-SUITED FOR BRANDY
-CAN ALSO PRODUCE WHISKEY, GIN, RUM
Carts are built for larger testing stills to allow for portability so that you may store them away and conserve space in your distilling area when not in use.
Columns can be added to testing stills either directly on top of the pot or side mounted on a column stand. Testing stills can be configured exactly the same as your production system so recipes can be scaled directly from one still to the other.
Gin baskets are commonly used on production systems and can also be incorporated into testing stills. Gin botanicals are placed in the gin basket and are infused into the vapor as it passes through the gin basket.
Testing stills are heated either by direct or indirect electric elements or steam. The most effective method is steam. Existing boilers can be used or ask about our small electric steam boilers.
Clean In Place (CIP)
Pot stills, like other tanks, can take advantage of CIP systems for cleaning. Remember that copper vessels may require copper inhibitors in the cleaning agents. It is best to consult your chemical supply company when designing a cleaning routine for your still.
Mixers are necessary for pot stills that distill on the grain. For clear spirits or lautered wort, it is not necessary to have a mixer but is generally left to the discretion of the distiller.
Condensers can be made in either copper or stainless steel. The preference for one or the other will depend on the distiller and the spirit being made.
Integrated collection tanks
Integrating collection tanks into the column or condenser stand is a great way to save space and keep the system contained on one cart. 1 to 3 collection tanks can be integrated into a column/condenser stand depending on the space available. An electrically heated CIP reservoir can also be integrated into a column/condenser stand.