Essential Extractor PSII High Capacity- Complete Moonshine Still

MSRP: $649.99
$589.99
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SKU:
80001100
Availability:
Built to order, 4-6 weeks to ship
Shipping:
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Column Width:
3"
Type of Distillation:
Pot and Reflux
Gin Basket:
Not Compatible
  • 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
  • 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
    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

  • 5
    Awesome Still

    Posted by S on Jul 1st 2011

    Super great product. Truly a bargain for the money spent. I reviewed many stills from different manufacturers and this is the best still for the money and of extremely high quality. I ordered the premium kettle with the electronic thermometer and my first batch went easy with no problems. Shipping was extremely fast and the item was packaged perfectly. Rick the owner is great and has always answered all my questions and brewhaus forums is a wealth of information. A+++

  • 5
    Wonderful Product.Wonderful Customer Service!

    Posted by Scott on May 11th 2011

    Purchased the PSII High Capacity along with "Gold"fermenter setup.I love it.It was a complete setup which I liked.Was able to setup and use right away.Instructions that came with it were complete, but being a "newbie" I had checked out the brewhaus forum before buying.Lots of useful info there.I highly recommend Brewhaus.I spoke with other competitors prior to making the purchase and am confident I made the right decision going with Brewhaus.Rick was quick to respond before,during and after the sale.Keep it up Rick.Scott

  • 5
    Classy still

    Posted by Tim on Mar 17th 2011

    Just received my PSII HC yesterday. A real compact and attractive home brewing system. Can't wait for the first batch. Very fast shipping and packaging. One of the easiest ways to get involved in a new hobby.

  • 5
    PSII High Capacity with Premium Kettle

    Posted by Azeotrope Stiller on Mar 17th 2011

    This unit is well-suited to the 1500w cast iron hotplate and easily produces +92%ABV. Column insulation and a centering ring (at the 2-piece column join) brings that up to +95%. The output volume per hour is also a major improvement over 2" columns (about double). The boiler clamp/seal arrangement is totally effective and easily supports the heavy, well-built column. Its aesthetics are top-notch, it has flawless construction and the cost is reasonable. I am VERY PLEASED with this purchase and I recommend it highly.

  • 5
    EE PS II High Capacity

    Posted by Wade on Apr 11th 2009

    I am new at this hobby of distilling and was a little nervous about running this still for the first but must say this still makes things very easy. I came out with 93% on the first time. I recommend this product to anyone considering this hobby, the instructions are very good also which was refreshing! Wade

  • 5
    Wonderful Product

    Posted by MM on Sep 26th 2008

    This is hands down the best product I have found bar none! It is very simple to use and great quality in every part. A must get product if you want an A+ return!