- Anyone got a nice simple plan on making a simple still. I can't import one
from NZ as I've been told the customs in UK will confiscate it on arrival.I
thought of using a pressure cooker as a boiler, good ealing lid ,some 1/2"
copper pipe to take the vapour over to the condenser. Now that where I run
into trouble, has someone out there made a simple but effective condenser
using copper pipe of differect diameters , the outer larger pipe having the
requisite water intake and outlets. I'm not sure about building a reflux
I assume everything would have to be in scale. I mean a pressure cooker has
a capacity of 5 to 6 litres of wash, so how tall must the tower be, how long
to make the copper liebig condenser,so it will work efficiently? I am even
having difficulty sourcing turbo yeast and flavourings from within the
United Kingdom. Has anyone else had sucess importing a 5 litre or 24 litre
reflux into this OVER-TAXED country of ours?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Big Al,
don't let you scare away by the customs. I thought, the same thing would happen
to me, in the Netherlands, where it is even illegal to have a distilling-device
in your possession. (Check your laws!)
So I bought one, a distilling head that is, in NZ, and just within a week
or two,it arrived. No problems at all. I welded -well I let it do- it on top of
my pressure cooker and voila, there's my distillery!
Results are not as I hoped for. This has to do with the size of my (5 liter)
pressure cooker; Vapors have no way to develop inside! So I am thinking of using
But if you want something to build: look into this: