Premium LM/ VM still

Premium LM/ VM still

Premium LM/ VM still with sight glass, rubber kettle insulation, Riegler precision valve (LM takeoff), precision DS18B20 thermomter with 0.06 resolution and many other Premium gadgets.  

Data sheet

Column height (without kettle)170
Kettle capacity (standard)30l

Price from 2 299,00 zł tax incl.

Configuration price: 2 299,00 zł tax incl.

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The Premium Reflux Still is a dual-system model of the rectification column which allows you to obtain a pure product of 96% + as well as flavored drinks- brandy, whisky, cognac, gin etc. The still is equipped with two distillation systems. Firstly, the LM system (liquid management) in which the whole operation is reduced to regulate the amount of fluid received a small valve located in the head. Adjusting the valve you can control the amount of reflux in the column. Secondly, there is VM system (vapour management), in which operator regulate the amount of incoming vapours, which are cooled in a side Liebig condenser. 

The more you open the LM valve the more flavor and aroma, but less % you get. When valve is opened in 1/4 you get pure 96%+ ethanol without  odors and unwanted aromas. LM system makes it possible to produce both flavored drinks (calvados, brandy, whiskey, gin, etc.) as well as high-proof spirits. LM takeoff is equipped with Riegler high precision valve (fro max. close to max. open it has 7 full knob turns). 

In addition to the LM system there is VM, in which operator has to regulate intake of high-proof vapours inside the Liebig VM straight cooler with a ball valve. The vapours are collected as a result of underpressure in the condenser due to lower temperature than inside the column. VM system only allows the production of high-proof alcohol (it's not designed for aromatised liquor) at a rate higher than that for LM (about 1.2l-1.5l/h).On Premium ou can choose between VM takeoff in the head of the column (above sight glass) as well as lowered outlet 15-20cm under the sight glass. 

Cooling water is attached by a brass connector to the bottom of the side VM condenser. From side condenser water is directed to condenser at the top of the column (in the head) and then flows out of the system. The column can be cooled in a closed system. It can also be supported by the system which does not ensure a constant pressure (eg. hydrophore or with plenty of water users on one connection). At the top of the column, which is open all the time, the condenser is placed. Thanks to the open design there is no risk of explosion due to a pressure increase. Condenser does not pass any vapours, so there is no risk of leakage of the top, and ther are no odors or fumes in the room. Water consumption is about 40-50 liters per hour (depending on initial cold water temperature).

The column in made almost entirely from copper, the kettle is made from stainless steel. Total high of the Premium Reflux Still is ~210cm on 30l kettle. Kettle is equipped with two heating elements, 2000W each. Whole kettle is insulated with rubber foam, which helps saving power on heating and whole proces. There is also the power regulator, so operator can adjust the heating power (i.e for heating dense liquids). Power consumption during the process is about 2000-2200W/ hour, full power is only used to heat up the kettle at the beginning. Kettle has additional 3/4 inch inlet (for fulling up the ettle without dismounting column), as well as 3/4 inch drain (with ball valve) for easy cleaning after the process. Column is divided to three segments (~80cm, ~50cm, ~40cm) for easy storage. Its diameter is 54mm.>

Whole column is packed with stainless SPP with ultra low HETP.

From one process you get about 3-3,5l of 96% pure ethanol from 27l of 13-14% mash. Mash is made from 8kg of sugar, 22l of water and one pack of turbo yeast. Whole fermentation process is described in attached instruction.

Premium Still is equipped with sight glass for easy adjusting needed heating power. You can spot when column is flooded, so the power can be lowered. And of course there is nothing more mesmerizing than watching alcohol running throught that glass:) 

There is DS18B20 two probe precision thermoemter installed at two points- one probe is ~40cm over the kettle and second one is ~20cm under the sight glass. The termometer has the resolution of 0.06C, so even smallest temperature change during the process may be spotted. 

Quality of high-proof product is so high, you don't have to use carbon filters anymore. 

Copper is the traditional material used in commercial still construction for a variety of reasons: 

  1. Copper catalyses the breakdown of esters and sulphuric compounds in the steam vapors.  These volatile compounds are produced during the fermentation process and are highly undesirable in the distilled spirit. 
  2. Copper avoids the production of ethyl carbamate (urethane) which is a toxic substance, possibly carcinogenic to humans, formed from cyanides.  Again these are nasty chemicals you don't want in beverage spirits.
  3. Copper is a great conductor of heat.  This allows for good natural reflux production in a still column as well as very efficient condensers.
  4. Copper improves the aroma of the final product.

Each of our copper stills are handcrafted and custom designed to deliver the pure ethanol or other spirits you’re looking for. We have many years of experience and dozens of satisfied clients all over Europe.

Column and kettle is shipped in two separate boxes with no markings of what is inside. Box with column is 100x25x25cm, the second one is 60x40x40. 

Nothing should be construed here as encouragement to break the law or to perform any illegal act. The purchasers of our products assume all responsibility and liability and risk of use for the purposes they choose.

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