Category Archives: Tools and Equipment

What is the Best Still for Home Distilling (The 8 Best Stills Reviewed)

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Have you ever purchased alcohol from the bottle store, and thought to yourself, “I could do it better”? Well, you could do it right at home in fact! And it is not challenging at all. Whether you want to distill vodka, whiskey, gin, rum or even tequila at home or even essential oils at home,{…}

How To Make Gin With An Air Still (A Beginner’s Guide To Air Still Gin)

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Making gin at home has become popular and easier than ever with the invention of the air still. With just a few basic ingredients, you can create your own bespoke gin in just a few hours. I personally use my Air Still to quickly prototype new recipes, before committing to a larger batch. It’s super{…}

How To Clean A Still (Complete Guide To Maintaining Distillation Hardware)

Whether you are making an alcoholic beverage or a luxurious essential oil at home, preparing perfect distillate calls for the right equipment and a good quality still. Having a clean still, that’s safe from all unwanted substances and residues is just as important as the actual process of distillation to make the perfect drink. Copper{…}

Our Complete Turbo 500 Still Review (Your Questions Answered!)

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The T500 Turbo Still (by Still Sprits) has become the go-to choice for novice distillers around the world, looking to better their craft – and for obvious reasons too. This still has all the features of a larger (and more expensive) distillation column, packing into a counter-top size and at an affordable price. However, before{…}

Alcoholmeter vs Hydrometer (What’s The Difference And How Do They Work?)

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When you’re getting into brewing and distilling there’s a log of jargon, and a lot of science to get your head around. Don’t worry. It’s not too scary. And we’re here to help! In simple terms, an alcoholmeter and a hydrometer are tools that look almost identical and operate using the same principles of physics.{…}

How to Make Pitorro At Home (Step-by-Step Guide)

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The Best Still For Making Whiskey (In 2024)

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The Best Still For Making Vodka (In 2024)

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The Best Thermometer For Distilling (In 2024)

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How To Cut Heads and Tails When Making Gin

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A Distillers’ Guide To Excise Duty (Excise Tax Considerations)

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