Essential Extractor Thumper for 8 Gallon Kettle

MSRP: $179.99
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  • Thumper Condenser Add-on
  • Thumper Kettle Connection, 2"
  • Thumper Kettle Connection, 3"

The Essential Extractor Thumper is made from heavy gauge stainless steel, and is the perfect size for most 5-6 gallon grain distillations.  The tall, slim design is optimal for the condensing of incoming vapor, which is necessary for thumper action.

Distilling with a thumper will give you roughly the same finished product as running a pot distillation twice in order to increase proof and purity. Although it does not double the purity of the distillate, the thumper increases the purity all in one pass instead of having to do 2 separate distillations.

What sets Brewhaus' thumper apart from others is our optimal design. Some thumpers are very wide at the base, like 3-gallon milk cans, which can cause issues because the vapor won't spend enough time in the liquid to actually get cooled. Our thumpers are designed so that the vapor will spend more time in the liquid in order to get properly cooled. We also have a diffusion screen in our thumpers to reduce the size of the bubbles because smaller bubbles cool faster than larger bubbles.


  • Made from 304L gauge stainless steel
  • 4" in diameter
  • Approx. 15" in height
  • Produces roughly the same finished product as running a pot distillation twice

Thumper Includes:

  • 3L Thumper
  • Diffusion screen to diffuse the incoming vapor, decreasing condensing time and improving thumper performance
  • 4" Clamp
  • 4" Gasket
  • Attachments for the kettle or condenser (selected from drop-down above as needed)

Condenser Add-On Includes:

  • 1/2" Clamps
  • 1/2" Gaskets
  • Liebig Condenser with ferrule

Kettle Connector Add-On Includes:

  • 1/2" Clamps
  • 1/2" Gaskets
  • 2" or 3" kettle connection
  • NOTE: The Kettle Connector Add-on does not come with a (2" or 3") tri-clamp or gasket because most people who order this already have a tri-clamp and gasket. If you do not already have a 3" tri-clamp with gasket, or a 2" tri-clamp with gasket, depending on the size of your kettle connection, please remember to purchase them separately.


  • A thumper is used in place of a distillation column and does not attach to any column. The thumper goes between the kettle and the condenser and acts as a distillation column itself.
  • Learn more about thumpers here.

*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

    Posted by kerry pegram on May 18th 2021

    Really nice I have not got to use it yet but I'm sure it will do a great job

  • 4

    Posted by Tim Forderer on Oct 14th 2020

    Well built lower proof than my reflux column looking forward to adding flavors

  • 5
    Get Thumped!

    Posted by Wesley Ford on May 18th 2020

    Product arrived, welds look good. I've not had a chance to use it yet, but looking forward to it. I'm using it with a 15ga pot. I chose the 8 ga based on the 15 ga reviews. I'll report back how it performs. I'll be sure to run it good and slow so I don't overwhelm it.

  • 5
    Great quality

    Posted by Carter on May 4th 2020

    Arrived as order. Have not had a chance to use yet but same quality of all brewhaus products.

  • 5
    8 gallon still thumer

    Posted by Brian Friedrichsen on Feb 24th 2020

    Well made and easy to use

  • 5
    Great thumper.

    Posted by Michael Norwood on Apr 3rd 2018

    The thumper looks great and functions perfectly! This is the 2nd one I've bought. It took about 5 weeks to build and ship but it is well worth it. My brother just had to have one for his birthday.

  • 5
    Stainless Thumper

    Posted by FL RN on Jan 28th 2018

    This an absolutely awesome piece of equipment for the price. Just ran for the first time with a 5 gal pot and a simple sugar wash. Could not be happier. Looking forward to trying new combinations and recipes. This unit is hand made and is American Craftsmanship at it Finest! Brewhuas making America Great!

  • 5

    Posted by Dan on Jan 9th 2018

    Absolutely amazing. Works like s thumper is supposed to!