8 Gallon Essential Extractor Pro Series II Complete Moonshine Still

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Kettle ETA to Brewhaus- 7/20/22

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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.

Features:

  • Runs in reflux mode or pot distillation mode
  • 2" in diameter
  • More than 3' total height
  • Made of dairy grade Stainless Steel beverage tubing
  • Tri-Clamp ferrule on top of column
  • 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
  • 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!

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


Default Coupling Placement
# of CouplingsPlacement (to center from bottom)

8 Gallon15 Gallon
1 CouplingRear of kettle, 2" from bottomRear of kettle, 2" from bottom



2 CouplingsDrain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottomDrain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom

Heater- Side of kettle, 2" from bottomHeater- Side of kettle, 5" from bottom



3 CouplingsDrain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottomDrain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom

Heater- Side of kettle, 5" from bottomHeater- Side of kettle, 5" from bottom

Heater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottomHeater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom


    • Weight
      24 lbs
    • SKU
      80001000-8
  • Type of System
    Complete
  • Type of Distillation
    Reflux, Pot
  • Column Diameter
    2"
  • Column Length
    38" - 42"
  • Gin Basket
    Not Compatible
  • Kettle Size
    8 Gallon
  • Compatible Heating
    Internal (optional), Band Heater, Propane, Hotplate
  • Add 1" NPT Couplings to Kettle
    No Couplings, 1 Coupling, 2 Couplings, 3 Couplings
  • Add NPT Plugs
    No NPT Plugs, 1 NPT Plug, 2 NPT Plugs, 3 NPT Plugs
  • Column Packing
    Copper Mesh, Raschig Rings
  • Thermometer
    Laboratory Thermometer, Digital Thermometer, Solar Digital Kit (Fahrenheit), Solar Digital Kit (Celsius)
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  • Don
    Mar 20, 2022, 05:08 PM
    Still. It’s great I is everything I wanted it to be loved it
  • Robert Johnson
    Nov 4, 2021, 12:00 AM
    complete PS2 still. Simple to set up. Much easier to operate and control. 178 proof on first batch. HAPPY!
  • Keith edgar
    Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 AM
    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.
  • Dale Furman
    Mar 5, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Pro series II still. The still itself is great, would have liked a 3" colum. but stuck with 2"
  • Joe
    Feb 17, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Perfect. 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.

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