Pot stills can range in size from small stove top stills, to larger stills made from unwanted stainless steel beer kegs. Some are hand crafted from copper sheet and riveted and soldered together.
Stove Top Pot Stills
Two popular types of setups. One uses a copper coil in a bucket, the other a liebig condenser at the output. Common boilers are modified pressure cookers or stockpots sealed with flour paste
Larger Keg type Pot Stills
Made from unwanted or discarded beer kegs, these are excellent boilers made from stainless steel. Sankey type kegs can be easily fitted with tri-clamp fittings. Others choose to cut the keg for easier access. Kegs can be heated with either propane burners or fitted with internal eletric heater elements.
Hand crafted Copper Pot Stills
Made from copper sheet metal, these stills are hand cut, bent, shaped and then soldered together. Still popular, this traditional still is being built today using the same artisan techniques of yesteryear.