8 Gallon Gin Series- High Volume Complete Moonshine Still

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  • $779.99
Score: 4.75 (votes: 4)
Reviews: 4
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The Essential Extractor High Volume Gin Series is a complete distillation unit that allows you to operate it as a pot/whisky distiller, reflux distiller, moonshine still, or gin still, depending on the configuration that you select. The gin basket enables you to produce gin, flavored vodka, and other flavor-infused spirits or essential oils. 

The larger, 3" diameter column allows you to produce the same high-quality distillate in less time than standard 2" diameter columns. This complete still kit comes with everything you need--except for your desired heat source and something to distill. Learn more about the design of this forced reflux still here.


  • Runs in gin mode, reflux mode, and pot distillation mode
  • 3" in diameter
  • More than 4' 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 beverage-grade alcohol or ceramic Raschig rings for essential oils


  • Stainless steel kettle
  • 4-piece stainless steel column (gin basket, condenser, dephlegmator, column)
  • 4 stainless steel tri-clamps
  • 4 EPDM chemical tolerant gaskets
  • Hoses with hose clamps
  • Submersible pump
  • Water control system
  • Your choice of column packing
  • Pure tan gum bung
  • Your choice of thermometer


  • To heat this unit with an 8-gallon kettle, either one band heater or one internal heating element is sufficient.
  • For a 15-gallon kettle, use either two band heaters or two internal heating elements to bring it to a boil, then just use one to run.
  • 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 the 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
      47 lbs
    • SKU
  • Type of System
  • Type of Distillation
    Reflux, Gin / Infusion, Pot, Alembic
  • Column Diameter
  • Column Length
    50" - 52"
  • Gin Basket
  • 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 (4), Raschig Rings (5L)
  • Thermometer
    Laboratory Thermometer, Digital Thermometer, Solar Digital Kit (Fahrenheit)- 3'', Solar Digital Kit (Celsius)- 3''
Customer reviews
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  • Sharlene
    Apr 7, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Great purchase . I am very pleased with the system. And would highly recommend this to anyone. The steel is a thick and the welding of each fitting exceptional. It did take some thought to set up the reflux cooling but I was able to find a video on Barley and Hops where he uses the same reflux and I used his set up as a guide. The system worked great on my first try!!! Very happy. Some things I would consider:

    1. I wish I had upgraded the thermometer. I broke the first glass thermometer trying to install it in the bung. It was very difficult regardless with water or Vaseline . Good thing I had purchase a spare. I drilled out the bung hole before trying to install my second thermometer. Worked well.
    2. The water control ball valve is tough to make minor adjustments in the reflux cooling and I found that this was key to a successful reflux. I will likely find a different valve and may even separate the two flows. Each with their own pump.

    I highly recommend this system.
  • Scott Thompson
    Jun 26, 2019, 12:00 AM
    Excellent Results so far. I have used this rig for a few batches and found it to be a very nice still. I like the modularity and the flexibility that it offers. It works well for neutral spirits and as a pot still. I've seen complaints online about the cooling system and the amount of control it offers, but I haven't had any problems myself. If I had to point out one challenge, it would be that the column is difficult to store once you get the water control system in place :-). I look forward to growing my experience with the flexibility of this still.
  • Russell White
    Jun 2, 2019, 12:00 AM
    Gin Series High Volume Still. Work of Art! Recommend! Rick and his staff were very helpful with all my questions! And an extra thanks to Mary for her help with order suggestions and changes to get what I needed for a unit.
  • Troy
    Dec 12, 2015, 12:00 AM
    Works amazing . This is an awesome piece of equipment. It's so versatile. I've made some essential oils using the gin basket. Good pump included for recirculating the cooling water. Very happy with Brewhaus customer service as well.

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