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July 25, 2011

Electric Distiller With Built In Element

Here's a picture of our 8 gallon stainless steel still equipped with a 1.5" ferrule for a stainless steel hot water heater electric element. And here's why we think electricity is superior to all other distillation heat sources.

For starters, electric stills cost less to operate than stills fueled with propane. Propane is about the most expensive fuel out there, electricity is slightly less, and wood is the cheapest. Distilling over a fire is definitely the most "sexy" way to do it, but it takes quite a bit of skill to dial in the perfect temperature using wood for fuel. It can also be dangerous. Elements can be coupled with thermostats to offer precise temperature control and the lack of an open fire is also a safety advantage. 

Electric Distillation Control Boxes

As mentioned above, the biggest advantage to using electric to heat a still is that one is able to very precisely control the temperature. Our controller is designed to work with our 5 and 10 gallon copper still kits as well as our 8 gallon stainless steel stills. Our controller offers precision heat control - it is very easy to use, no cycling, and has simple controls. This controller is designed to work on any still up to 10 gallons in volume.

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  • Looking for a complete kit

    Posted by John on February 01, 2021
  • As all above. WHERE CAN i BUY A STILL PLEASE

    Posted by Ian on September 17, 2019
  • still no price

    Posted by davo on June 16, 2017
  • i would like to know the price of the eletric control in the above discription

    Posted by joe blow on December 05, 2016
  • I am trying to buy a complete 10 gallon still with electric heat source but I am about to give up. You do not give near enough information about them. It would be nice to be able to get a price. Do you have any for sale?

    Posted by Cecil Sayer on February 06, 2014
  • Can you recommend a very good quality, reasonably priced electric element moonshine still

    Posted by Lewis on November 27, 2013
  • this is what my dad wants for his birthday, how do I go about buying one?

    Posted by emily luckey on February 10, 2013
  • I’d like to buy a big still 07912114486 gas or electric many thanks Karl

    Posted by Karl on January 21, 2013
  • wht is the size , hight and width of y our 10 gallon still. thanks vic

    Posted by victor pizzaia on January 17, 2013
  • I need a price on a 10 gal still complete with heat source condenser and everything I want to set up and go to work

    Posted by T-bone on January 11, 2013
  • I am interested in the 20gal pot. Did not see a price ?? Scared to ask !. Question Without a thumper what is the lickley hood particles in the mash will clog up in your condenser ( worm ). when cooking with a corn mash.There are some great electric controls Hilbilly stills has a nice one Thanks Can’t wait to here back especially on the price Thanks Vern

    Posted by Vern t on December 21, 2012
  • I am interested in the 20gal pot. Did not see a price ?? Scared to ask !. Question Without a thumper what is the lickley hood particles in the mash will clog up in your condenser ( worm ). when cooking with a corn mash.There are some great electric controls Hilbilly stills has a nice one Thanks Can’t wait to here back especially on the price Thanks Vern

    Posted by Vern t on December 21, 2012
  • Kyle, I just purchased your 5 Gal. still and would like to use it with a traditional worm condenser. Is it possible?

    Posted by jb on October 03, 2012
  • Can you manufacture a copper still with a stainless steel base, enabling the use of an induction cook top as the boiler? I have a small digitally controlled induction cook top — great control, quick boil, no flames — but it needs to be in contact with a ferromagnetic material (steel).

    Posted by Pat on August 24, 2012
  • Can you re-destill alcohol ( like limoncello that contains pga ) or is redistilling a bad idea ?

    Barry

    Posted by Barry on June 23, 2012
  • thanks so much for the knowlege ypu share with us

    Posted by gary j williams on June 02, 2012
  • There is a lot of information about electric brewing beer on:
    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/electrical-primer-brewers-145019/

    I would expect that the 5 to 10 gal boil kettle set ups for brewing beer would translate size wise to a still.

    The fellas at http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/ have a step by step online guide to building a fully automated electric brewery. That should be easily converted to distilling.

    Posted by JerseyJoe on May 31, 2012
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT NATURAL GAS BURNERS?

    Posted by JAMES MEADOWS on November 11, 2011
  • I AM VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR 20 GALLON KIT. WHEN WILL THEY BE READY TO ORDER?

    Posted by JAMES MEADOWS on November 11, 2011

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