Re: Hello from a New Member
- Thanks for the tip, tgfoitwoods. I will go with the bokabob dual slat-plate still. I found the article surprisingly comprehensive for a beginner like me! I hope to be able to find lots of good stuff in older forum posts as well.
--- In email@example.com, "tgfoitwoods" <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
> If you are certain you want to build a reflux still, here are good
> instruction for one of the most common and respected reflux still, the
> Bokakob Dual Slat-plate Still.
> Just to double-check, you should know that reflux stills like this are
> primarily designed to produce the ethanol-water azeotrope, 96.6%
> ethanol, a kind of super vodka, which can be diluted with water to make
> flavorless vodka. If it is your goal to make full-flavored whiskeys,
> brandies, and rums it makes more sense (to me at least) to use the kind
> of still that the best of these liquors is traditionally made with, the
> If you should decide upon a potstill with a copper plumbing-fitting
> head, I describe building a couple in great detail in my book "Making
> Fine Spirits" (Amphora Society), available at Amazon.com or at
> You can see a photo of the 5-gallon version and part of that same head
> on the 16-gallon keg version at
> By the way, 'stilling is a great way to spend a retirement!
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tehiru.chalal"
> <tehiru.chalal@> wrote:
> > Hi there! I am Michael, and I am just getting started on this hobby. I
> am recently retired, and possess enough basic soldering and brazing
> skills that I am confident that I can get a nice copper still (reflux,
> probably single batch as compared to continuous). Probably like everyone
> > So I guess I should start with a still. I have not looked through all
> the files, but I hope to find a nice design for a copper still. I am
> hoping for a 1.5" or 2" tower. Anyone know where I can get a design as a
> .pdf or a .jpg that has all dimensions shown and so forth so I can go
> buy copper and fittings and get to work?