RE: [Distillers] Still Spirits 25l Reflux Still.
I found my 20L Still Spirits Reflux still to be a great introductory
still. Reasonably easy to use, with good results. I was routinely getting
75% purity out of it (off 12% wash), when running quite a low amount of
cooling water (just a dribble/small flow - often inc/dec so to keep it
slightly warm to the touch). When packing below the marble with scrubbers,
this increased to 80%+, with 85% possible if I really increased the amount
of cooling water (to induce more reflux). I've since seen the light re
how much better (cleaner, less flavours) higher % alcohols are, but thats
just a personal preference - the output from the SS Reflux still is still
more than satisfactory, particulary if using as a basis for the likes of
whisky (via oak chips or essences).