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July 25, 2011
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Why Does Clawhammer No Longer Ship To North Carolina?

Owner of Clawhammer Supply






Federal and state rules and regulations on distilling can be very difficult to navigate. Clawhammer has been selling stills since early 2012 and we've been carefully navigating the waters of distillation regulation from the very beginning.

We originally wanted to headquarter the business in North Carolina. However, the North Carolina ABC informed us (as a response to our inquiry) that operating a business in NC that produces and sells distillation equipment (even if it's just a kit) isn't possible, according to the state's laws. Clawhammer can ship still kits to NC from another state, and residents of North Carolina are allowed to purchase distillation equipment (assuming they're using them for legal purposes, they have the proper permits, etc.), but stills cannot be made here.

We're currently headquartered in Johnson City, Tn. We manufacture all of our equipment and manage all of our operations from there. We also used to sell distillation equipment in North Carolina. However, we opened a sister company in NC in 2015, making it impossible to sell equipment in the state, for the aforementioned reasons.

With that said, if you live in NC and want to buy products, you're out of luck for the time being. If you are looking for a copper still and you don't live in North Carolina, it's your lucky day. We're fully stocked with 1, 5, and 10 gallon copper still kits and we ship daily.

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.

  • do you ship to australia

    Posted by on December 14, 2021
  • Hey I’m interested in purchasing your product. my only question to you is can the oil distiller make oil out of tough herbs like bark and root?

    Posted by Oswald on November 13, 2021
  • Can this be shipped to a po box. Like a UPS store out of state?

    Posted by Larry on February 04, 2021
  • I would like to build a10 gal still from scratch, know where I can purchase a complete set of plans that are like the still that Claw hammer makes.

    Posted by Oscar on January 05, 2017
  • How much is ur 10gal still? With a condenser, a thumper, and a worm

    Posted by wilbur Hand on January 30, 2015
  • I’d appreciate the price and availability of a one gallon still.

    Posted by Ron on December 30, 2014
  • What is your least expensive still?

    Posted by Darren Talbert on June 19, 2014
  • Looking to price or purchase a 5 gallon still

    Posted by David Fleming on May 27, 2014
  • Can you ship to VA?

    Posted by bo clatterbuck on April 15, 2014
  • Can you make a still out of stainless steel? this would come in handy for distilling fresh water from sea water. I read recently that you can procure a license to produce alcohol for use in car engines with a permit from some Authorities.

    Posted by Ernst on April 10, 2014
  • Hi can I have the prices of your stills ?
    An do you ship to the uk ?

    Posted by liam on March 28, 2014
  • i would like to give it a try. iam retired not a whole lot to keep me busy i have a tatse for light white rum could i buy a still that would fit on top of stove. would iit be costley and how many imp gal. thanking you frank sr.i

    Posted by frank mac ewen sr. on December 26, 2013
  • Looking for a few answers. Home brewing, I am interested in the cost of a 5 gallon and 10 gallon with thumper either kit or built.
    How much product will either generally produce.

    Posted by Lon on December 26, 2013
  • What else is needed to start up and make your first run

    Posted by kristy on December 24, 2013
  • I would like to buy a ten gallon still is it a complete and how much

    Posted by Hilton scott jr on December 23, 2013
  • I am looking at getting a still for my husband for Christmas nothing huge just for him to make his own Moonshine for fun but wasnt sure what exactly is legal( we live in Iowa) or what I need or the cost lol if you can answer any of these it would be a huge help

    Posted by Tawnie on December 05, 2013
  • Im in the market for a 10 gallon kit with the worm and all the features.
    I’m interested on the older classic steels. dot you all make that kind and if so whit is the price range

    Posted by Bo Bocook on November 19, 2013
  • How much moonshine will a ten gallon still make. Thank you.

    Posted by Charles e boots on October 15, 2013
  • searching prices

    Posted by leslie valrie on September 17, 2013

    Posted by michael w moore on June 23, 2013

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