Category Archives: Distillation Equipment


Fractionating and Reflux Stills

Fractionating and reflux stills are very similar in nature. They both aim to make a more pure distillate in a single run. As the wash boils the steam travels up the column. Some components recondense (reflux) before they reach the condenser and flow back into the boiler.

Alembic Still

The Pot Still

Pot still were one of the earliest still types used to separate ethanol from fermented mash (wash or wort). It is the modern descendant of the alembic still. Pot still…


What is a Hydrometer?

A hydrometer measures the relative density (aka Specific Gravity) of a liquid relative to the density of water. Water which contains dissolved sugar will have a density that is greater…