Stills that Aren't Stills

these fake-still design is NOT recommended. It is much better to design and produce and use a REAL still

It is possible to collect alcohol from a wash, without using a full-blown still. They use common kitchen items, and takes seconds to construct / dismantle (hmmm... say the Yanks). My only concern is that there is no way to remove & discard the methanol/fusels etc - so you're in for one hell of a hangover if starting with fruits high in pectin. These methods don't produce a great product (require a second redistillation through the equipment again, or use carbon to clean it up), and are low in % alcohol, but they are an alternative technique, and are better than nothing.     This page last modified Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:51:05 -0800