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 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

    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

    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.

  • 5
    Great Unit

    Posted by Anthony on Jan 26th 2014

    I purchased unit on monday and had my first run through it on that Friday and i am extremely happy with the results. I went with the upgraded 15 gal premium kettel and would highly advise the upgrade. its a great value. I love this product and hope to be adding a High capacity unit to my collection soon

  • 5
    Essential Extractor Pro Series II - Premium

    Posted by Andy on Jul 1st 2013

    I have purchased this item after a long research. And I made the best choice. The workmanship of this item is just great. A handmade, US made item, everything comes together like a Swiss clock. The disiller comes with a book that explains how to assemble, how to use and maintain it. I see many years of use out of this item...I have used it to distill some old wine...the product came out as pure as spring water! Spend the extra dollars and get the premium kettle. is weel worth it. Purchased from Lowes the LP high pressure burner ($50) and matches the base of the kettle perfectly. Easy to adjust the burn rate. After one hour column got hot and begun dripping. In another one and a half hour job was done. Easy to clean. Provided hoses and pump work great. Just one thing, I think it was overlooked...not enough hose clamp. I used the distiller with the reflux column.

  • 5
    wonderful product, loads of fun.

    Posted by Jim on Apr 30th 2013

    I originally bought this unit because it was the only one that was available at the time. Needless to say I have had a blast with it. So much so that I have stepped up to the 3" verson of this unit.... I run it mainly as a pot still and have a hard time keeping the spirit under 165 on the first run. This unit just works and workes well. I buy everything I can from Brewhaus. The service and prices are great. Every product that I have tried is exactly what they say it is.... keep up the good work guys...

  • 5
    Great still

    Posted by Eric on Feb 15th 2013

    My Essential Extractor PSII with an 8 gallon premium kettle arrived about a month ago and I am having a ball with it! The workmanship is excellent and it is a dream to operate. Thanks to everyone at Brewhaus for a well-made product.