Essential Extractor Thumper for 15 Gallon Kettle

  • Market price: $229.99, you save $50.00
  • $179.99
Score: 4.20 (votes: 5)
Reviews: 5
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This Essential Extractor Thumper is made from heavy gauge stainless steel, and is compatible with a 15-gallon kettle. We also have an 8-gallon-compatible thumper available. 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, which is why it can also be called a "doubler."


  • Made from 304L gauge stainless steel
  • 4" in diameter
  • Approx. 31" in height
  • Produces roughly the same finished product as running a pot distillation twice

Thumper Includes:

  • 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.

    • Weight
      36 lbs
    • SKU
  • Add Thumper Condenser
    No Condenser, Add Thumper Condenser
  • Add Kettle Connector
    No Kettle Connector, Thumper Kettle Connector- 2", Thumper Kettle Connector- 3", Thumper Kettle Connector- 4"
Customer reviews
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  • jonalee mills
    Feb 7, 2022, 11:00 PM
    Thumper. I haven't used it yet but it certainly is built very well. I do think I will be very pleased when I do get to use it. I do think it will be more than I could have asked for!
  • Jim
    Sep 6, 2020, 12:00 AM
    Impressive. I am, for the most part, very pleased with this thumper. There are some minor issues with securing the thumper once it gets to working, but the end results are well worth the extra bit of work. The unit does an EXCELLENT job at infusing flavors to the end product!! Just add whatever flavor you want to infuse (I used apple juice) and run it low and slow. The elongated design is perfect for flavor and, in my opinion, yields far better results than a gin basket.

    My only real suggestion for improvement is to get a bigger/longer condenser. The end product comes out VERY hot, even when running low and slow.

    Overall, completely worth the money!!
  • Zachary Martin
    May 18, 2019, 12:00 AM
    15 gallon thumper. Use with copper mesh for even better reults.
  • Double Dan
    Apr 14, 2018, 12:00 AM
    Thumper. It also stands 5" taller than the pot it's supposed to go with. So if you have an electric heating element then you're going to need a few bricks under your pot. Not very well thought out fellas.
  • Top
    Oct 23, 2017, 12:00 AM
    Thumper upgrade . I bought your 15 gl pot with thumper and you said i needed to upgrade to this thumper for it to work efficiently. Ok guess that might make sense but you didn't upgrade your condenser to match so that means it's a waste. Honestly I think the smaller thumper would work just fine with the 15 gl pot and the condenser you provided.

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