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There are many reasons that one might choose to build a copper pot still. Distillation of alcohol was an important step in the development of the United States, and distilling alcohol is a necessary component of the American dream. Many European nations, however, still make use of distillation. The problem that most European countries have with distillation is that alcohol has such a high boiling point that it vaporizes almost instantly when being heated. For this reason, copper pot stills were essential to boiling alcohol for storage and transportation. In addition, distillation requires a large amount of energy, something that the sun and the American Indians have used to their advantage.
The first copper pot stills were manufactured in Europe, and they quickly spread throughout Europe and into America. To this day, Irish distillers still have to ship their copper pots to Europe, where they are installed by the Irish Potato Famine villagers. In addition, distilling alcohol was a key step in the development of the United States. By distilling alcohol, distillation allowed Native Americans to more easily use corn as a base for creating arrowheads and other tools. The American Indians, along with many European settlers, learned the benefits of corn products when distilling alcohol for use as food.
One of the benefits of using copper pot stills is that distillers are much safer than most other types of boilers. A pot still uses the heat from the burner to evaporate water and condense the steam into vapor, which is then released through a copper pot still head. A stainless steel pot and glass stem and a brass stem are usually required in a modern copper pot still. Modern copper pot stills often feature a dial thermometer built into the stem. Dial thermometers are useful because they allow you to precisely control the temperature of the steam that is produced.
Other types of distillations include stills made out of copper, lead, aluminum, glass, tin, and a variety of other materials. Distillations of spirit do not use any type of fuel or heat source; therefore, they are clean burning, very safe, and environmentally friendly. They are ideal for use in boilers or stills that are located in the home or a small enclosed area. Many people choose to upgrade an existing boiler to a copper pot still so that they can still use it after upgrading to a newer model.
There are many advantages to copper pot stills over other types of distilling equipment. The biggest advantage is that they are safer than many other distillations. There are no flammable vapors, and the steam from the heating element does not escape into the air. Another important advantage is that they can produce quality spirits with minimal effort. High quality stills made from copper are expensive, but they will certainly be worth every cent because of their ability to produce high quality distilled spirits without the need to clean, stabilize, clean, or neutralize any byproducts.
There are other copper pot still systems that may be available on the market. One popular system uses a nine gallon tig welded copper pot with a stainless steel cover. It can be used to make spirits, liqueurs, teas, beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. The heating unit has a separate compartment for the alcohol. This system also has a safety feature that alerts the operator if the heating vessel drops below a specific temperature.