Essential Extractor Pot Distiller Moonshine Still- Complete

MSRP: $399.99
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Built to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production due to the pandemic.
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Column Width:
Type of Distillation:
Pot Only
Gin Basket:
Not Compatible
  • Premium Kettle- 8 Gallon
  • Premium Kettle- 15 gallon
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Fahrenheit
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Celsius
  • Submersible Water Pump

The Essential Extractor Pot Distiller is a complete stainless steel pot distillation unit for use in the traditional (pot) distillation mode. As with the entire Essential Extractor series, the Essential Extractor Pot Distiller is made from only the finest quality stainless steel dairy tubing and custom kettle parts.

Intended for use as a moonshine still or for distilling essential oils, Brewhaus' Complete Essential Extractor Pot Distiller features solid stainless steel construction. We do not use utility pails or dairy milk cans for our kettles, which are not intended for welding or heating.


  • Runs in pot distillation mode only
  • 2" in diameter
  • Column is approz. 18" in height
  • Made of dairy grade Stainless Steel beverage tubing


  • Stainless steel kettle
  • Pot still column with condenser and 2" tri-clamp connector
  • 1 stainless steel tri-clamp
  • 1 EPDM chemical tolerant gasket
  • Hoses with hose clamps
  • Submersible pump
  • Pure tan gum bung
  • Your choice of thermometer


  • To heat this unit, either one band heater or one internal heating element is sufficient.
  • Although an internal heater is the most efficient heat source, it also increases your risk of scorching when using grains.
  • If distilling alcohol, you'll need to insert a loosely-rolled strip of copper mesh in the column for the vapor to pass through. Roll it up tightly enough for it to stay in the column without dropping out, but not so tightly that it completely plugs the column.
  • If you don't like the bung, choose one of the Solar Digital thermometers as your thermometer upgrade. This comes with an end cap with 1/2" coupling that the thermometer screws into at the top of the column, getting rid of the bung completely.


Default Coupling Placement
# of Couplings Placement (to center from bottom)
  8 Gallon 15 Gallon
1 Coupling Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
2 Couplings Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
  Heater- Side of kettle, 2" from bottom Heater- Back of kettle, 5" from bottom
3 Couplings Drain- Side of kettle, 2" from bottom Drain- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom
  Heater- Side of kettle, 4" from bottom Heater- Side of kettle, 5" from bottom
  Heater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom Heater- Rear of kettle, 2" from bottom


*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
    15 gal pot still

    Posted by Jim Fall on Jul 21st 2020

    Very well built. Pot is heavier than I expected

  • 5
    Pot Still Overall Impression

    Posted by MarcosB on Dec 15th 2018

    I score 5, but it is not perfect. The following is meant not to disparage but to point out problems to finally improve the product. The pump is good, but the plastic threaded adapter is far too fragile. The threaded end sheared while hand tightening. Second, the glass "lab grade" thermometer is not. At my elevation water boils at 211.5F. However, the thermometer indicated 218F. Hence, it is useless. Third, the clamp securing the top of the pot was slightly skewed requiring some effort to properly secure. Finally, expect delays in shipping as my unit was shipped 6 weeks after order. Do not let this deter your order - just be prepared for the delay.

    The product overall is an excellent value. The welds seem well done. The heat exchanger is effective when cool water is used. I highly recommend the product.

  • 5
    15 gallon complete set up = fantastic

    Posted by JT on Aug 20th 2017

    I ordered the 15 gallon complete pot still with the digital thermometer. No other add ons. Total time from placement of order to receipt was appx. 3 weeks. I called after 10 business days to inquire about the status of my order. Customer service was very friendly and explained that that each kettle and column was custom made to order and that mine was on the list to be made in the next few days. I received it within a week. I ran water through it, bringing it to steam to check for leaks and test the thermometer. Functioned great, not leaks. Only complaint was the thermometer. It didn't work upon receipt of the package. I had to pick up a battery, then once working, the temp reading was way off. It's a pretty cheap thermometer. I ended up buying a grilling thermometer with temp alarms. Save you $3 and skip the digital thermometer.

    I am 100 % pleased with the craftsmanship and quality of the rest of the still system. Recently completed my first run and am extremely happy with the results. Highly recommend this product!

  • 5

    Posted by Nicholas on Jul 6th 2016

    I'm impressed with the overall craftsmanship and simplicity of the design. The steel pot is surprisingly thick and heavy duty, I'm very happy with it. Did the first run today, everything is working perfectly.

  • 5

    Posted by Dana on Mar 13th 2013

    This little still is by far an excellent fabrication of all "stainless steel" components and with the directions supplied does a fabulous job of a constantly reliable product. If there is a rating above A+. This is well deserved. Thanks Rick and all!!! I recomend the 8 gal premium kettle as suggested by rick. Fits my turkey cooker base perfectly and heats right up to 180 in 40 mins. Best you can find anywhere for the nivice "extractor"

  • 5

    Posted by Jeremy on Aug 5th 2009

    a great little still, with which you can craft extra fine liquors in one pass if you mind your cuts. i'm very happy with mine, every part of it. thanks to rick for lots of help!