Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity- Complete Moonshine Still

$599.00 $429.99
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SKU:
80001100
Availability:
Built to order, 3 weeks to ship
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Column Width:
3"
Type of Distillation:
Pot and Reflux
Gin Basket:
Not Compatible
Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity- Complete Distiller
  • Premium Kettle- 8 Gallon
  • Premium Kettle- 15 gallon
  • 3'' Long Weld Tri-Clamp Ferrule
  • Copper Mesh
  • Ceramic Raschig Rings- 1L
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Fahrenheit
  • Solar Digital Thermometer Upgrade (2in)- Celsius
  • Submersible Water Pump
  • Water Control System

Our High Capacity Pro Series II unit uses a larger column than our standard Pro Series II unit, with increased cooling capability and an extended condenser to ensure efficient operation with the increased distillate volume. Brewhaus' High Capacity unit is capable of distilling at more than twice the speed of standard 2" distillation units while maintaining exceptionally high purity. Because of the size of this unit, more input heat is required (minimum of 1500W or use of gas heat recommended).

The column for our this unit is the very same that we supply to small-scale distilleries and for use as a laboratory unit in large distilleries. No other increased size column available to the home user has this background! Our Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity Distiller can be used as an alcohol still, moonshine still, essential oil still, and more because it utilizes a 2-piece column that allows you to distill in two different ways, depending on how you configure it. Use the full-length, 2-piece column for reflux distillation, or simply attach the top piece of the column directly to your kettle to run it as a pot still.

About the Pro Series' Cooling System:
Just as with our standard Pro Series II system, the Essential Extractor Pro Series II High Capacity is a reflux distillation unit incorporating our Pro Series Cooling System and a 2-piece column for the greatest versatility. 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.

Learn more about Pay Over TimeFeatures: 

  • Runs in reflux mode or pot distillation mode
  • 3" in diameter, making it capable of distilling at more than twice the speed of standard 2" columns
  • Over 4' in total height
  • Made of dairy grade Stainless Steel beverage tubing
  • Can be packed with either copper mesh for distilling alcohol, or ceramic Raschig rings for distilling water or essential oils

Includes:

  • Stainless steel kettle
  • Aluminum diffuser plate (protects bottom of kettle when using burner or hotplate)
  • 2-piece, 3" distillation column for use as a reflux column or pot distillation column
  • 2 stainless steel tri-clamps
  • 2 EPDM chemical tolerant gaskets
  • Hoses with hose clamps
  • Brass hose fitting
  • Submersible pump
  • Water control system
  • Your choice of column packing
  • Pure tan gum bung
  • Your choice of thermometer

Recommendations:

  • To heat this unit with an 8-gallon kettle, either one band heater or one internal heating element is sufficient.
  • To heat this unit with a 15-gallon kettle, either two band heaters or two internal heating elements are recommended (or one of each).
  • For column packing, choose the ceramic raschig rings for distilling water or essential oils, and copper mesh for distilling alcohol.
  • 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.

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Brewhaus stills come with a Lifetime Warranty against any defects in materials or workmanship.

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  • 4
    Overall good.

    Posted by christopher on Jul 28th 2014

    first time distilling anything. Produced what it was suppose to. This is an awesome unit. The flow control valve supplied needs to be changed. A quarter turn ball valve is no good for throttling and exact temperature control. This needs to be replaced with at least a globe valve, needle valve would be best. Don't cheap out and get the lab grade thermometer. The one supplied me was not accurate at all. 2 degrees high on the low side and 4 degrees low on the high side. The instruction booklet was very informative and I could not have started without it. It was however hard to follow at times with the bouncing between quarts and liters, and a professional should proof read it for flow.That said, this still is the bomb. I am a complete novice and I was able to produce exactly what was advertised. Brewhaus, you are me new favorite pastime.

  • 5
    PS 2 High Capacity Distiller

    Posted by Gary on Feb 11th 2013

    Purchased this unit a little over a year ago and immediately achieved great results. Have used it both as a pot still and reflux still; the unit works as advertised. However,the rubber stopper that holds the thermometer at the top of the column is difficult to remove when finished. A recommendation would be to have a threaded stainless steel cap at the top of the column with a removable rubber stopper, facilitating removal. Since the unit is beautifully crafted, do yourself a big favor and purchase the premium kettle... well worth the small extra cost. !

  • 5
    PS II HC

    Posted by Jason on Feb 8th 2013

    Really well built. Worked first time with little knowledge and produced fantastic results. Well worth the wait!

  • 5
    Outstanding quality and performance

    Posted by CHM on Nov 7th 2012

    Received this about a month ago with one of the fermenter kits and Turbo 48 yeast. Valve kit used to control flow to column. First run was 6 gallons and yield was 4 quarts 180 proof and an additional 2/3 quart at ~150 proof when I cut it off. The run duration was ~4.5 hours. Very pleased.

  • 5
    Work of art

    Posted by charles on Sep 13th 2012

    Just got mine today unwrapped it and what a work of art could not ask for any better I shall use this for a long time and pass it down to my son nice craftsmanship now going to get my name and a wolf picture eched on the 15 gal kettle thanks brewhause

  • 5
    Great Still - well made

    Posted by Greg on Apr 30th 2012

    I am glad I waited until I had enough money to purchase the premium kettle. It is very easy to fill, clean, and is of high quality. The kit is easy to set up and the instructions are well thought out if you take the time to read them. If you need to go deeper than the instructions it would be well advised to purchase a book by Ian Smiley and visit the Forum to do your homework first. Add a needle valve to control the reflux and this will be an easy unit to drive. This unit has pushed me to a whole different level. I use a 1500W hot plate and it does take almost 2 hours to warm everything up with the 8 Gal kettle but if you insulate the hot plate is adequate. Workmanship is top quality and great customer service as the water pump I received had a crack in it and Rick shipped out a new one right away.

  • 4
    Great kit, get the premium kettle

    Posted by htperry on Mar 7th 2012

    Other than the haphazard, unwieldy tower cooling connector hoses, this is a great still. Pay the extra $$$ for the premium kettle. Most orders may ship next day, but my order was delayed 10 days and then was missing the pump and alcoholmeter. I had a incomplete kit, but a complete CC charge. Another 10 days later I will have the cheap pump and alcoholmeter, after I already went to Lowes for a fountain pump and locally for the alcoholmeter. BTW, I fixed the R2D2 looking tower cooling hoses with six 1/2" I.D. elbows from Lowes. My cooling line mod: http://www.brewhausforum.com/showthread.php?p=12437#post12437 Skimping on the details (small parts) tarnishes even the best products. Buy this still kit though. Get your accessories elsewhere.

  • 5
    Pro Series with premIum kettle

    Posted by VR on Mar 5th 2012

    This is a work of art! The craftsmanship is beautiful. The welds small and uniform. The kettle has a large opening that makes cleaning so easy. The clamps and seals are top notch, easy on and off with large knobs that cool off fast after use. Its so nice I only wish I could've inscribed a name on it, this will be in my family years after I'm gone. Also great costumer service! It was worth the wait for the premium kettle!

  • 5
    Outstanding Craft manship

    Posted by Anthony on Oct 8th 2011

    Out standing Distiller.This is no cheep put together pipe job,its the relay deal and you well be happy you got it. Thank you Brewhaus your workman ship on this Distiller is outstanding