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December 22, 2010
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Moonshine Still Kits

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

We're pleased to announce the release of our 1, 5, and 10 gallon still kits.

The kits feature everything needed to construct all copper still and come with online access to a "How to Make a Still" video series that shows you how to build a still, step by step. If you've ever had a hankerin' to build a copper still but weren't sure how to do it, we've got you covered.

You don't need to be an expert welder or blacksmith or anything like that to put a moonshine kit together.  Everything you need to know about how to make a copper still will be explained and illustrated in the video.

You also don't need to have expensive specialty tools.  The only tools required will be a hammer, a plumbing torch or an electronic soldering iron, locking pliers, sandpaper, a small work table, and a solid metal surface to hammer against (an anvil, a vice, a sledge hammer, a steel dolly, etc...).  These are pretty common tools and any half decent tool collection will include most of this stuff already.  If you don't have these tools already, no need to worry. Everything on this list can be acquired at Home Depot for a reasonable price.

Although these types of small copper stills are commonly called "moonshine" stills, be aware: distilling alcohol is illegal without a federal fuel alcohol or distilled spirit plant permit as well as relevant state permits. Our distillation equipment is designed for legal uses only and the information on this site is for educational purposes only.

Our stills can be used to make distilled water and essential oils without any federal permits. Our stills can also make fuel alcohol as long as one has a federal fuel alcohol permit and any relevant state permits. State laws vary, so it is very important to not only check federal laws, but also state laws before distilling. Distilling alcohol at home for consumption is illegal. Please read our complete legal summary for more information on the legalities of distillation.

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

  • Anyone that is thinking about purchang a Clawhammer Kit, I say do it!, I did, and I am 100% satisified. I’m going for a 10 gallon next. If you can see lightining, hear thunder and count to four, you can build this still. !! Kyle’s videos are a great tool, as I haver never soldered anything before, and I didn’t have the first leak. Hey Kyle, I have the perfect recipe for North Ga. Apple Brandy if you want me to post it.

    Posted by Terry Gabriel on January 13, 2013
  • Hey Kyle, I got my 5 Gal. on Thursday, had it finished on Friday evening, ran some wash made with corn syrup and 48 turbo super yeast, and had a 180 proof average, had to temper it, to strong but kicked ass.Used copper scrubbers in the column,but the best wash is apples, sugar, and regular yeast from the grocery store, an an air lock, or homemade bubbler, when the wort(wash) quits bubbling, time to run. Start with high heat,when you hear it start to boil, reduce heat and run slow, the slower the better yeild, keep the cooling column cool to the touch, and the discharge water cool also. Great still Kyle, I’m going for the 10 gallon next.

    Posted by Terry Gabriel on January 13, 2013
  • How much for the 5 gallon kits

    Posted by shawn on December 06, 2012
  • Please advise the gauge copper used in your kits. Is a Thumper Kit available?

    Thanking you in advance for your reply.


    Posted by Don Ford on November 16, 2012
  • do you have a 40 or 50 gal kit

    Posted by george on September 11, 2012
  • Hi Kyle
    Great videos. Do you ship to Canada?
    Also is there a problem with the bottom getting scorched?

    Posted by Brad Waters on August 28, 2012
  • How can I convert the 5 gallon still to a reflux still ? and is there any advantage in doing so. respectfully billb

    Posted by billb on March 06, 2012
  • I have a question.Can you explain the hoses and the connection and where they lead to.

    Posted by charles on January 16, 2012
  • when will the 20 gal kits be available.. Are you taking orders for 5 gal kits yet

    Posted by CHRIS on November 29, 2011

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