vodka stills

the vodka still

Vodka may be distilled from any starch or sugar rich base.  Most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat.


Vodka must undergo many distillations in order to raise the proof of the spirit to the required 190 proof. This is normally done using a rectification column attached to the still with 20-40 plates. Each plate acts as a separate distillation thereby increasing the proof at each step. Plates are covered with multiple bubble caps which help disperse the vapors through the liquid and increases the liquid-vapor contact resulting in higher plate efficiency.


VODKA STILL Options

​OPTIONS - BATCH PRODUCTION

FEATURES

​SPIRIT RUN FREQUENCY

VODKA STILL

1-STEP DISTILLATION

-1 STILL​

-DISTILL FROM WASH TO VODKA IN 1 STEP

-10-12 HOUR DISTILLATION TIME

-​SPIRIT RUN EVERY DAY

VODKA STILL

2-STEP DISTILLATION

-1 STILL

-COLUMNS ARE BYPASSED FOR STRIPPING RUN


-STRIPPING RUN DAYS 1-3

-​SPIRIT RUN EVERY 4th DAY

STRIPPING STILL

VODKA STILL

-2 STILLS

-STRIPPING IS SEPARATED FROM VODKA

-STILL SUITED FOR HIGH PRODUCTION

-STRIPPING RUN EVERY DAY

-SPIRIT RUN EVERY DAY

VODKA STILL

1-STEP DISTILLATION

-1 STILL

-DISTILL FROM WASH TO VODKA IN 1 STEP

-10-12 HOUR DISTILLATION TIME

VODKA STILL

2-STEP DISTILLATION

-1 STILL

-COLUMNS ARE BYPASSED FOR STRIPPING RUN


STRIPPING STILL

VODKA STILL

-2 STILLS

-STRIPPING IS SEPARATED FROM VODKA

-STILL SUITED FOR HIGH PRODUCTION

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION

FEATURES

LINK

COLUMN STILL 

-SINGLE OR MULTIPLE COLUMN ARRANGEMENT

-MUST HAVE HIGH CEILINGS

-ABILITY TO RUN CONTINUOUSLY 24-7

-SUITED FOR LARGE DISTILLERIES

-HIGH PRODUCTION

COLUMN STILL 

-SINGLE OR MULTIPLE COLUMN ARRANGEMENT

-MUST HAVE HIGH CEILINGS

-ABILITY TO RUN CONTINUOUSLY 24-7

-SUITED FOR LARGE DISTILLERIES

-HIGH PRODUCTION

​CONFIGURATIONS

​Internal or External Steam Heating

​Electric Heating

​CIP (Clean In Place)

​Pot Still Shape

Spirit Head Shape

​Vapor and Bypass Plumbing

​Mixers

​Condensers

Columns

​Automation

The most simple and efficient method to distill vodka is using a single column, however a single column is not always an option for distilleries with low ceiling heights. To get around low ceiling heights vodka columns can be broken up into 2 or 3 sections, but this will decrease column efficiency and increase the overall cost of the still.


One of the most expensive components of a vodka column is the dephlegmator (reflux condenser) that sits on the top of the column. The dephlegmator creates the necessary reflux required to fill the plates of the column and keep the column in balance throughout the distillation. Columns can be equipped with bypass and drain valves which can be used to drain plates or bypass a plate during distillation.


Phone: (778) 400-6777 | info@revivalstillworks.com

2-10019 Galaran Rd. Sidney BC, Canada, V8L 5X3

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