Thanks for the quick reply maheel!
I am looking for something a bit traditional, and not really interested in high test neutrals. My taste buds prefer things of a more mellow and flavorful variety. I am looking at mostly rums, whiskeys and schnapps drinks. (That and I am a sucker for the apple pie)
I did do a search online as well as in here for "Alembic" but information seems kind of slim on this particular head design. (searching here now only brings up your reply
) The rest of the info I came across seemed to all have a marketing spin on it, so I am a little leery of that information. (yes, I originally looked at the "Turbo Stomper" and would like to take a moment to say thanks for everyone here supplying information that made me abandon that poor path)
I also am quite poor with the construction option, so building one is kind of out of the question. A computer I can make to work magic, a torch typically ends in a trip to the ER.
As for recipes, I have not hammered one down one yet, mostly because I believe a lot of the joy is in the journey, not just the destination. Once I decide on a still, I can hunt down, tweak, or create recipes that will be supported by the design.
Is it that much steeper of a learning curve using a more traditional pot still over one of the designs you recommended?
Thanks again for the info!