ok boys and girls, I promised to show people how to make their own still. I have seen…so…many… people roasting solvents into the air. I cry a little tear every time I see it… so much waste!!! Considering the cost of a jug of iso…or everclear…or whatever, you are really tossing money on a large bonfire. Ugh and sometimes it’s hard to get your hands on some really potent booze. OK complaints aside, I will do a quick chat on how it works, then I’ll show you how it’s constructed. It works like this: if there are 2 different pressures connected to the same system, things will move from high pressure to low pressure part. High pressure is generated by double-boiling a Pyrex kettle and low pressure is generated by chilling a pickle jar in a pot of ice water. The connection is a copper tube. Lol my industrial still was more…standard… with a coiled pipe in a rubbermaid of cold ass water. And compression fit. This wally still just uses friction.
left to right: pot for ice and condensation chamber, aluminum double boiler(small pot and insert), pyrex kettle from wall-e-mart, copper tube about 6 feet/2 meters bent to any shape, and the hot plate. Not pictured is the pickle jar for condensing.