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March 26, 2011
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Moonshine Still Parts Kits are Here!

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

Wooo hoooo!  We're very excited to announce that our 1, 5, and 10 gallon brewing and distillation "moonshine still" parts kits are ready to order!

How To Make A "Moonshine Still" Video:  Screen Shots

Before we get started, a reminder: 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 in this article is for educational purposes only. Please read our complete legal summary for more information on the legalities of distillation.

Our 100% copper "moonshine still" parts kits feature all materials and instructions needed for construction of a premium, all copper column still.  We decided to stick with the traditional column still design that we offer for our custom line.  This particular still offers excellent versatility and can be used as highly efficient pot still or can be modified to be used as a true reflux.  

All parts are CAD drawn, machine cut & drilled, and guaranteed to fit together perfectly.  All you need to do make some easy bends, hammer some rivets into place, and solder.  We've designed the kits so they can be assembled using only basic tools.  Tools needed to put the kits together include the following: a hammer, a plumbing torch or an electric soldering iron (both available at lowe's), pliers, steel wool or sandpaper, a work table, and a metal backstop (vice, anvil, steel dolly, or a second hammer). To make actual functional equipment, you'll also need a 4' of 1/2" copper pipe (available at any hardware store), two 5/8" hose clamps, and 50' of 1/2" hose (garden hose works, but industrial metal braided hose is preferred).

Some soldering skills are recommended, but not absolutely necessary.  I had never really soldered anything together before making my first moonshine still and managed to figure it out by watching videos just like the how to make a "moonshine still" assembly video series we offer access to with the kits.  The trick to laying a good bead of solder is 1) starting with a tight joint (which we'll ensure by providing precision cut parts) and 2) applying just the right amount of heat (which we'll describe in the video).  It also helps to make sure that the joints are scored with a wire brush or sand paper before flux is applied and the joint is soldered (we'll even pre-score most of the joints).  

Our stills can be used for the production of distilled water and essential oils without the need for any federal permits. Production of fuel alcohol requires a federal fuel alcohol permit. They're free and easy to get. Production of distilled spirits requires a federal distilled spirits permit which is only for commercial distillers. It is illegal to distill alcohol at home for consumption. Do not do this Also, each state has its own rules on use and permit requirements. Be sure to research each state's rules and comply with all legal requirements. 

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.

  • I have a copper still with thumper I am looking for a 4" fruitport Assemble kit to add on it Do you have any or know where I can get any or any size

    Posted by James Breeding on January 16, 2023
  • I have a copper still with thumper I am looking for a 4" fruitport Assemble kit to add on it Do you have any or know where I can get any or any size

    Posted by James Breeding on January 16, 2023
  • How much for a 15 gallon kit complete

    Posted by Craig on February 14, 2022
  • Do you all sell fruit ports? I need a 3” fruit port assembly for my thumper. If not, any idea who does? Thank you.
    Sam Hutchens

    Posted by Sam Hutchens on November 13, 2021
  • I would like a price on you 10 and 15 gallon kits. thankyou

    Posted by dan plano on June 08, 2014
  • I would like to buy one of these kits, i am in the UK, is this possible?

    Posted by Jodi on December 24, 2013
  • Was wanting to no how much ur ten gallon kits was

    Posted by matt on December 21, 2013
  • Was wanting to no price of ur 10gallon kits

    Posted by matt on December 21, 2013
  • Looking for 15-20 , do you sell these kits

    Posted by Scooby on November 12, 2013
  • Hello Kyle
    I am looking for a kit for a 20 to 30 gallon still with a thumper. The biggest still I seen on your website in a kit form was a 10 gallon. Do you guys offer anything bigger then 10 gallon?? Thanks!!

    Posted by Casey on March 25, 2013
  • im looking for a 15 gallon still can you help me plase

    Posted by boss on February 15, 2013
  • Simple question what is the diameter of five gallon still pot,how hard to convert to reflux

    Posted by rich on January 27, 2013
  • Kyle,
    I have seen a few of your videos on youtube. I want to say very informative, and good job. Look forward to doing business with you in the near future buying a kit!

    Posted by Brent Grable on January 05, 2013
  • Hope you guys had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year, now lets get down to business. I am looking for a 12 gallon kit with a thumper and a coil. do you have one or will you be making a kit soon? I would even be iunterested in purchasing plans.
    Appreciate all the help, your great video is what got me and a few of my buddies interested,
    Bob

    Posted by Bob Janis on January 02, 2013
  • JUST MADE MY FIRST 4 PINTS OF SHINE. I MAKE IT JUST TO SEE IF I COULD DO IT, AND FOR A HOBBY THE TASTE WELL PRETTY STRONG AND TOOK SOME TIME TO GET USE TO. THEN I SAW YOUR APPLE PIE RECIEPT ITS DELICIOUS THANKS

    Posted by ROBERT ROBINSON on December 17, 2012
  • I would like to receive instructions to build a copper still. What would be the cost of such plans?

    Posted by Gulian Gates on December 14, 2012
  • What is the name and address so I con order this still kit so I can get started thanks James paullo

    Posted by James paullo on December 12, 2012
  • what are the different kit sizes. do you have a 15 or a 20 gal. kit.. thank you

    Posted by maurice plott on September 08, 2012
  • I am making a 2gallon still out of a old stockpot and I need a cone to fit the top and a hole at the to for a collar and the cap can you guys make the cone for me like the one for your 5gallon still the pot diameter is 10inchs

    Posted by Taylor on June 20, 2012
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