Essential Extractor Pro Series II- Complete Moonshine Still

MSRP: $499.99
$449.99
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SKU:
80001000
Availability:
Built to order, 4-6 weeks to ship
Shipping:
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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
    Excellent still, work of art!

    Posted by JB on Dec 24th 2011

    Aside from being a gorgeous looking piece of brewing equipment, this bad boy works wonders. I upgraded from a homemade still and am using this along with the broil king 1500 watt hotplate. The results are nothing but perfection. I recommend this to anyone interested distilling a clean product at a great price. You will not regret this purchase. Brewhaus, keep up the great work!

  • 5
    Exceptional Buy

    Posted by Stephen on Dec 19th 2011

    I bought this two years ago and I have put it through the paces many many times. As far as the distilling part this is everything you need. You can see the quality straight out the box. I'd recommend to anyone.

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Bruin on Sep 6th 2011

    Just ran off my second batch. Smooth Vodka at 180 proof. Cut it to 90 proof. Everything you need to start except brew buckets, yeast and sugar. Any homebrewer/vintner should already have these supplies. This unit is exceptionally easy to use, clean and store. I use copper mesh inside the column and am so pleased with the results that I could dance a jig. Thanks and kudos to Brewhaus!!!!! Just a note...don't put 180 proof into anything plastic. It will melt the plastic. Yeah...seriously....I don't think I'll be drinking any of the 180 either. It's frightening to think what this might do to your digestive system. YOU WILL VERY PLEASED WITH THIS PACKAGE!!!

  • 5
    It is a Homerun!

    Posted by BlueSpiritDave on Nov 5th 2010

    Wow, what more can be said. Beautiful product, tough build, holds up to multiple multiple cleanings, kicks out the distilate as promised and more. Great starter unit. More importantly it is an awesome still for the person who wants quality and isn't worried about volume. Be patient, smart, study, experiment, and stick to what works and this still will be your best friend. I am VERY satisfied with the product, delivery times, support, and most of all how available and willing to help Rick and the staff are when you have questions. Brewhaus hits it out of the park!!! Thanks guys!!!

  • 5
    A must buy!

    Posted by Daniel on Oct 7th 2010

    This company rocks! Fast shipping! HIGH QUALITY product! I will only buy from them here on out.

  • 5
    best still on the market

    Posted by robert on Jul 16th 2010

    this still is far better than the one i had. it turns out 95%abv everytime. it is so easy to set and use and the premium pot makes cleanup a breeze.anyone that wants to distill anything needs to buy this still. along with the service that they provide why buy anywhere else?having dealt with other companies in this hobby i can say thay are the best i have found and they are so good i don't plan on using anyother supplier.

  • 5
    A thing of beauty and function

    Posted by reptile on Jul 16th 2010

    Very nice I never thought I would feel the need to polish a essential extractor but it not only works well, it is a piece of art!

  • 5
    Outstanding!

    Posted by BayouRuler on Jul 1st 2010

    This distiller is absolutely outstanding!! The high quality materials are remarkable and the workman ship is impressive. I highly recommend upgrading to the premium kettle you will not regret it! The premium kettle is heavy duty and a work of art! My distiller was on back order for 24 days and I will tell you it was well worth the wait and far exceeded my expectations! Highly recommended!! A++++

  • 5
    Essential Extractor II Still

    Posted by Jerry on Apr 14th 2010

    Excellent product. With 5 gallons of fermented table sugar and turbo yeast, I am able to consistantly get 2.5 gallons of 80 proof alcohol from this still. It takes about 2.5 hours before my temp reaches 178deg at which time I stop. Granted, the alcohol that comes out of my still is generaly 160 proof. I then freeze it and dillute with filtered water down to 80. My mash fermenter is a 20 gallon bucket. When filled with 17 gallons of mash, I usualy get about 5.5 to 6 gallons of finished 80 proof spirit. Delicious!