The Air Still is the fast and simple way to make your favourite spirits and liqueurs at a fraction of the cost. Finally...a still to take its place amongst everyday kitchen appliances! It looks like a kettle, works like a kettle - but it makes alcohol! The Still Spirits Air Still system uses a revolutionary still that will be right at home amongst your everyday kitchen appliances. Stainless steel body, built in air cooling system so it uses absolutely no water for cooling - great for regions where water shortages are a problem.
Distillation takes just two hours and produces enough alcohol each time to make a 1 L bottle at 38-40% ABV. No compromise on quality. Revolutionary non-technical design. No hoses, no complicated assembly ... just plug and play! As simple to operate as the kitchen kettle, Great value for money, safe and easy to use which is ideal for the new distiller, can be used for alcohol distillation and water distillation.
Extras included in this 'How To Distill' custom distilling kit:
Still Spirits Air Still Infusion Basket - this is a stainless-steel basket suitable to hold copper saddles above the wash in the boiler. Great for any spirit, as this allows some cleaning of the sulfur compounds in the spirit for a better flavor. It provides very little reflux, so the still acts like a pot still, great for traditional-aged spirits like whiskey, rum, tequila, and brandy.
It's typically used to infuse a neutral distilled spirit with botanicals such as juniper, lemon, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, chili, or other flavoring ingredients. The basket is easily attached to the underside of the Air Still lid by aligning the indentation on the basket with the nodes on the lid.
The Air Still has a hole under the lid where vapor enters and condenses in the cooling coil before coming out as liquid alcohol. It has come to our attention that a few customers are finding pieces of botanicals stuck within the cooling coil. This may cause unwanted pressure build-up inside of the unit.
To prevent this, when using the Still Spirits Air Still Infusion Basket we suggest:
- Use a muslin cloth, hop bag, or tea bag when using small botanical materials such as dried herbs and spices.
- Use plant materials that are larger than the hole under the Air Still lid i.e. larger than 1cm in diameter.
- We do not recommend turning the top of the Air Still upside down when inserting the basket. Make sure no material falls into the hole.
Still Spirits Copper Saddles, 100g - used in the infusion basket. Copper is used as a catalyst to remove unwanted sulfur aromas and off-flavors from the spirit.