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December 13, 2019

How to Make an Electric Copper Still

How to Turn a Copper Still into an Electric Still

You will need a few parts and and some basic tools to convert a copper still into an electric still.

We sell a copper still electric upgrade kit that comes with all of the parts needed to upgrade a copper still to electric. You can checkout our copper element adapter kit here

Our kit includes a copper ferrule which easily solders to the copper boiler. When installing the ferrule make sure it is installed high enough on the boiler so that the element adapter is not lower than the bottom of the still.

1) Hold the element adapter up to the still so it is higher than the bottom of the boiler and make a mark.  Next simply trace the copper ferrule with a marker.

adding an electric heating element to a copper still

2) Cut the hole with some tin snips.

Installing electric element into a copper still

3) Test Fit the Copper Ferrule

Copper Moonshine Still Copper Ferrule install

4) Solder the copper ferrule to the boiler

5) Test for leaks and clean up the solder

electric moonshine still ferrule

6) Attach the electric heating element to the ferrule with a triclamp and gasket.

 

  • What would the cost be to for all the parts I need to convert your 5 gallon copper still to electric

    Posted by DAve on December 23, 2019

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