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The copper-based whisky still is the traditional method for distilling spirits. The copper plays an important role in the process, removing the congeners that give off an unpleasant odor and flavor. Ideally, the longer contact time between the copper and spirit will lead to a smoother and lighter spirit. The old-fashioned pot still consists of a still and a condenser, which cools the vapor back to liquid form. The modern design is more similar to a swan's neck.
You can choose a still with a capacity of 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, or 50 litres. The best quality units are made from copper, which is easy to work with and conducts heat well. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is easier to clean and is more affordable. However, it may leave some residue compounds in the final alcohol. This can be problematic if you don't know how to build your own still.
The shape of the still plays a major role in the final spirit. The actual volume of the spirit produced will depend on its size, shape, and heating method. Direct gas or coal heats the coils indirectly, and indirect steam heats the pot directly. Moreover, the condenser you choose will determine how much copper comes in contact with the water. The most common types are the wormtub and the shell and tube type.
Copper-based stills are popular because they are easy to maintain, but they are more expensive than those made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a less expensive option and is easy to clean. Both of these materials are durable and long-lasting, but they won't conduct heat as well. This may leave some residual compounds in the final alcohol, which will negatively affect its taste. It is best to make a final choice after careful consideration.
The size of the still is important as it determines how much of the final alcohol will be produced. The size of the still is different than the capacity of the pot and the actual filling volume is between two and three thirds of the maximum capacity. Once you have found the perfect size of your new whisky still, you should begin cleaning it. Depending on your needs, you can use the smallest pot still to produce the best result.
There are several benefits to copper-based stills. They are excellent heat conductors, neutralize sulphur produced by yeast fermentation, and look beautifully. A copper-based still is a traditional material and is also ideal for making a variety of shaped whisky stills. Its versatility is another benefit. By combining these two materials, you will be able to create a unique whisky. One of the biggest advantages of a copper-based still is its low cost.