Essential Extractor Pro Series II- Complete Moonshine Still

$449.00 $374.99
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SKU:
80001000
Availability:
Built to order, 3 weeks to ship
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Column Width:
2"
Type of Distillation:
Pot and Reflux
Gin Basket:
Not Compatible
  • Premium Kettle- 8 Gallon
  • Premium Kettle- 15 gallon
  • 2'' Long Weld Tri-Clamp Ferrule
  • 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.

Learn more about Pay Over TimeFeatures: 

  • 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

Includes:

  • 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
  • Brass hose fitting
  • Submersible pump
  • Water control system
  • Your choice of column packing
  • Pure tan gum bung
  • Your choice of thermometer

Recommendations:

  • 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!

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

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  • 5
    cooling

    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.

  • 5
    Pro Series II

    Posted by BLINDEYE on Sep 28th 2015

    Purchased with 8 gal prem kettle, drain, band heater, digital therm, pump, hose kit, raschig. Ship quick and well packed. Order complete, Pristine look and feel, Quality construction. Traditional mode. Performs flawlessly per manufactures instruction. Very happy with result. Reflux mode. Later. Having to much fun playing with traditional mode and experimenting with flavors. You can not go wrong with this unit and will be pleased. Would recommend to friends.

  • 4
    dented

    Posted by Gotrox on May 4th 2015

    2 weeks to ship, but I wasn't in a hurry. Premium kettle dented in the area for the heat band, no damage to package and small enough to ignore as I can use the dented area for the band clasp so as not to detract from the heating area. All parts ordered arrived, and an impressive looking rig. Haven't loaded it with water for a leak test run yet, but looks well constructed.

    Note from Brewhaus: All kettles are inspected when we receive them to ensure that damages are reported. Damaged kettles are available at a discount, but we do not sell them as pristine kettles. Please contact us so that we can resolve this issue for you.

  • 5
    good job man... good job

    Posted by adam on Dec 18th 2014

    super quality and craftsmanship, I ordered on a Sunday and it was here on Wednesday! have not used it yet but I will this weekend ;)

  • 5
    AWESOME

    Posted by Chirodrdl on Jun 30th 2014

    Great product.

  • 5
    WOW this is nice

    Posted by Joe on Feb 28th 2014

    WOW what a deal I almost bought elsewhere and now I'm glad I didn't. This unit arrived in less then a week after I ordered it, Its beautifully welded and polished, all components fit like they were custom made to each other. The parts are heavy thick stainless steel not flimsy DENT easy junk metal. I am retiring my copper unit to DISPLAY mode however this unit surely fits that bill rite outa the box and by the way it was packaged Bulletproof style. I cant say enough about the quality you owe it to yourself to get this unit you wont be sorry. I'm sure when I run it I will be pleased. This thing is built for long life and should be all you'll need. I got friendly fast service and a great product I'm a customer for life now.