Distillation Stills

Distillation Still Types

Your questions on Distillation Stills answered by industry experts.

Q Why are copper stills popular? Is there a reason you don't see many stills made from stainless steel? Are there any other common materials that stills are made out of?

A From what I know, copper is the still the most common (pun intended) material used for distillation stills because it has several beneficial properties. Firstly, copper has excellent heat transfer ...

Q I've been noticing some microdistilleries using a hybrid pot-column still nowadays. Are there any benefits to using this type of hybrid still, as opposed to a pot still or a column still?

A Pot stills give you something between 60 and 80 percent pure alcohol, the rest being water and other flavorful organic compounds some good and some bad. The pot still is ...