Essential Extractor Pro Series II- Complete Moonshine Still

MSRP: $499.99
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Built to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production due to the pandemic.
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Column Width:
Type of Distillation:
Pot and Reflux
Gin Basket:
Not Compatible
  • Premium Kettle- 8 Gallon
  • Premium Kettle- 15 gallon
  • Copper Mesh
  • Ceramic Raschig Rings- 1.5L
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Fahrenheit
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Celsius
  • Submersible Water Pump
  • Water Control System

A true complete distillation unit that can be used as a moonshine still, alcohol still, essential oil still, and more! The Essential Extractor Pro Series II includes a 2" diameter, 2-piece column that allows you to distill in two different ways, depending on how you configure it. The Essential Extractor Pro Series II utilizes a full-length, 2-piece column that is more than 3' long, for true reflux distillation. And when you want to run it as a pot still, simply connect the top piece of the column directly to your kettle, and you're ready to distill essential oils, moonshine, and more.

Brewhaus' Essential Extractor Pro Series II distiller features solid Stainless Steel construction, using only dairy quality beverage tubing and high grade custom kettle components. We do not use utility pails or dairy milk cans for our kettles, which are not intended for welding or heating.

We also include your choice of either Ceramic Raschig Rings or Copper Mesh column packing, so you can choose the most appropriate type of packing for your desired output.

About the Pro Series' Cooling System:
By placing the cooling lines near the top of the distillation column, reflux is created where it is intended- at the top of the tower.  This allows for the most effective use of the column filling by causing the refluxed liquid to flow down through it, resulting in a cleaner distillate.  Crossing the cooling lines instead of leaving them parallel results in a much more efficient cooling system, requiring less cooling water while maintaining effectiveness.  And, by having the cooling system in direct contact with the rising vapor you achieve a far more efficient and effective cooling than systems that surround a column with a cooling water jacket.  The slow heat transfer rate through the thick column wall is much less efficient, and concentrates all of the cooling ability around the outside of the column.  The result of jacketed columns is liquid channeling down the walls of the column, while not cooling the majority of the vapor as it is not in contact with the column wall.  While such a system may operate faster, it is at the expense of quality. Learn more about the design of this forced reflux still here.


  • Runs in reflux mode or pot distillation mode
  • 2" in diameter
  • More than 3' total height
  • Made of dairy grade Stainless Steel beverage tubing
  • Can be packed with either copper mesh for distilling alcohol, or ceramic Raschig rings for distilling water or essential oils


  • Stainless steel kettle
  • 2 piece distillation column for use as a reflux column or pot distillation column
  • 2 stainless steel tri-clamps
  • 2 EPDM chemical tolerant gaskets
  • 1 O-ring for attaching to a standard US beer keg
  • Hoses with hose clamps
  • Submersible pump
  • Water control system
  • Your choice of column packing
  • Pure tan gum bung
  • Your choice of thermometer


  • Most customers choose an 8-gallon kettle for this unit. If you're looking at a 15-gallon, also consider the High Capacity Essential Extractor PSII, which features a larger column size.
  • To heat this unit, either one band heater or one internal heating element is sufficient.
  • For column packing, choose the ceramic raschig rings for distilling water or essential oils, and copper mesh for distilling alcohol.
  • If you don't want bung, choose one of the Solar Digitals for your thermometer upgrade (above). It comes with an end cap & 1/2" coupling that the thermometer screws into at the top of the column, so no bung at all!


Default Coupling Placement
# of Couplings Placement (to center from bottom)
  8 Gallon 15 Gallon
1 Coupling Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
2 Couplings Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
  Heater- Side of kettle, 2" from bottom Heater- Back of kettle, 5" from bottom
3 Couplings Drain- Side of kettle, 2" from bottom Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
  Heater- Side of kettle, 4" from bottom Heater- Side of kettle, 5" from bottom
  Heater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Heater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom


*Most parts are laser welded.  For information on the benefits of laser welding click here.




Brewhaus stills come with a Lifetime Warranty against any defects in materials or workmanship.

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  • 5
    Pro series ll

    Posted by Keith edgar on Oct 20th 2021

    As advertised. Showed up quickly, very well packed and protected. Missing 1 part. Called and they sent replacement quickly as well. Great quality, heavy duty construction. Not cheep as I feared. I’ll order again if I need additional parts.

  • 3
    Pro series II still

    Posted by Dale Furman on Mar 5th 2020

    The still itself is great, would have liked a 3" colum. but stuck with 2"

  • 5

    Posted by Joe on Feb 17th 2020

    I have the 8 gallon kettle with the 1500W band heater. So far I've run it in reflux mode to make vodka. This is a well tuned system that settles into its reflux mode nicely. I use a simple sugar wash and do a stripping run of it in pot still mode first. I think it's worth the effort. I'm very particular with the vodka I drink and this still yielded a product as good as anything I've bought. I did run it through a Brita water filter and it added the finishing touch. Definitely will look into a more advanced filtering system in the future. All construction is A+ and help over a phone is professional and generous. I looked at a lot of brands and types and am very glad I settled on this one. Buy Rick's book too, it's a good one.

  • 5
    Essential Extractor PSII

    Posted by Basevol on Sep 8th 2019

    Quality product, built like a tank, Great price! did take some time but it's worth it!

  • 5
    Almost 1 Year of use

    Posted by Don Wilbers on Dec 20th 2017

    Makes a great neutral at 95% in reflux.
    Pot Mode delivers great whiskey, bourbon, rum & rye.
    Solid construction. Eight gallons is just the right weight for lifting and emptying, too.
    100% Satisfaction!

  • 5

    Posted by scott on Aug 22nd 2017

    In Upstate NY, I need only a trickle of tap water (cheap here) to do a controlled condense winter and summer. I use a standard refrigerator ice maker tube with the valve cracked less than a quarter turn for a coolant. Ice and pump not needed.

  • 5
    Just using as a pot still so far

    Posted by Kevin L on Aug 18th 2017

    Craftsmanship on this still is fantastic. Everything is rock solid. I've run 2 batches so far, both times as a pot still, because I'm using corn, and want some of the corn flavor. Both times I got up to 160 proof. This beast is perfect for the novice distiller, because everything runs so smooth, you can focus on your temps, drips and cuts. Loving it. Brewhaus really takes care of you, as a customer.

  • 5
    Excellent Still

    Posted by Don on Mar 1st 2017

    Nice still. Easy to run and the belt heater is quick to get up to distill temperature. Easy, intuitive, assembly/disassembly. Beautiful finish and good workmanship. Completely satisfied.

  • 4
    Happy so far!

    Posted by Andrew on Feb 19th 2016

    When the kit shipped it arrived quickly. Packed well and no visible damage. Craftsmanship seems good. Definitely well worth the price compared to other similar setups. Have already recommended this to others and will definitely be ordering from here again.