>I do have another boiler also,this is used for preserving at home
>(fruit,sauces ect) and I have yet to talk the wife into letting me
>Here in Australia it is sold under the brand name "VACOLA".
>It is about 30litres(6.5imp gals)in size and would be ideal for the
>next still I build. The heater is 1800w and has a large thermostat to
>control the heat.The only problem with it is it has an alluminium lid
>and I will have to get a s/steel one made up and that will cost quite
>a few bucks.
I've just built my new one on a Vacola. I'm using the original lid at this
stage. It only presses on, but with a strip of cotton rag between the pot
and the lid it seals reasonably (not totally) well. Nice too to have the
tap on the side to help drain it once finished.