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December 13, 2019
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How to Make an Electric Copper Still

Chief Operating Officer at Clawhammer

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.


Emmet Leahy is the Chief Operating Officer and lead product developer at Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company. He loves the process of developing new equipment for making beer at home just as much as he does using it to brew his own beer. He's also passionate about teaching people how to use distillation equipment to produce distilled water, essential oils, and with the proper permits, fuel alcohol and distilled spirits.

  • I have the ferrule soldered in at 90 degrees from the front about 3 inches on center from the bottom . Where do you recommend placement of the temperature probe for the controller?

    Posted by dave on November 13, 2021
  • Ok, I have the feral soldered in place. Where do you recommend placement of the temperature probe be located?
    Jay Eller

    Posted by JAy on December 01, 2020
  • I have a 5 gallon pot still stainless steel I won’t to covert to 110 electric

    Posted by Terry on December 01, 2020
  • I have a large beer keg that I want to convert to an electric boiler. I believe I need two burners and a control unit. What equipment do I need? Can I buy these parts through Clawhammer Supply?

    Posted by Carl on July 14, 2020
  • 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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