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Copper Alcohol Moonshine Ethanol Still E-85 Reflux 2 Gallon Stainless Boiler
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08 Jan, 2014 01:36:11 GMT
US $179.00
Approximately £116.59(including postage)
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States


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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Rocky Top Stills
Country of Manufacture: United States Model: NR2

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 RockyTopStills web site for more info

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Full instructions showing you everything you need to set up & run, fast and easy.


I am including a copy of the eBook "The 1880 Complete Practical Distiller" to the winner of this auction. That is a $10.00 valve for free.

The Ultimate Column Still


This is the still used in the promo commercial for the new show Moonshiners on the Discovery channel. 



Don't be fooled by cheap copy cat stills. I am the original designer of this still.


This is the most complete and best system on eBay. Everything you need to run is included including complete step by step instructions.

What you get in this package:
  1. Stainless Steel boiler with lid clamps
  2. Copper distilling column
  3. Water hose for water in with garden hose female connector
  4. Water hose for water out
  5. Two hose clamps
  6. Stainless steel thermometer
  7. Link to online eBooks with lots of information on distilling and complete instructions


Please Note: I have had a lot of trouble with the CDs being erased or damaged in shipping. I no longer send a CD. I now have all the eBooks online for easy accesses.

Owning this still is legal for distilling essential oils and water in most areas. It is also legal to own a moonshine still, for display and show.  Always check local laws, as they may differ from area to area. 

This is a proven design that is a pot still by design that can get some reflux action by adding a packing material like copper or stainless steel mesh to the large column. (Packing not included) 


The column main body is made from 1.5” diameter Copper. The overall height of the complete is approx 14", this is the prefect length for a 2 to 3 gallon still. 


Cooling is achieved with a copper condenser tube, so no copper cooling coil (WORM) is required. Run as a pot for more flavor, Run as a reflux for higher quality and higher proof.  The still is made with a 2 gallon stainless steel boiler for long life with additional space in the large domed top. The Large dome vapor chamber top increases surface area to increase fractional distilling and helps catch and funnel the steam into the large column. It also allows you to add more liquid to the boiler without foaming up into the column. The overall height of the assembled still is approx 26 inches.  This design is large enough to use on an outdoor propane burner and compact enough to be able to use indoors on a stove top. The lid has a tight chemical resistant seal. It clamps with locking Toggle clamps that are adjustable to form a tight seal. This seal is much easier to use than the flour and water homemade seal that has to made and applied every time you use your still. However if you like traditions I have made this seal very easy to remove if prefer the flour dough type.  I also have included complete instructions with photos on making a dough paste seal.


The column removes from the boiler for easy cleaning and storage and is also includes the safety blow off system in case you clog or choke the still. 


The still is made from stainless steel and copper, nothing to leach any chemicals or off taste into your finished product. This still is new and never used, but has been leaked tested.


This still also works great to recycle cleaning alcohol. If you use alcohol for cleaning in your business or shop you can save all of your used dirty and oily alcohol to run thru this still and have clean recycled alcohol, saving you money.


What does a gallon of premium bourbon or whiskey cost retail?


Depending on what you like anywhere from $100 to $400 per gallon. What if you could make the same thing at home for $10 or less per gallon, with this you can, if it is legal to do so where you live.


This is a hand crafted Homemade Still. No two are exactly alike stock photo. The still is made from stainless steel and copper and is lead free; no toxic material was use in the building of the still.

Included with the still are eBooks on

·      Oak Aging

·      Carbon Filtering

·      Fuel Alcohol

·      And more on distilling

Also include are recipes like;




4.  JD's Black Label Recipe



7.   Plus more

This still does require running water, plastic or rubber hoses for hook up. I have included the hoses to the condenser. The water inlet is a standard ¾ inch garden hose type. There is nothing else need with this still. Just load it up and add your own heat source and you are off and running.


A heat source, mash, and a water supply from a garden hose, kitchen sink, Pump, etc.

Output is determined by the starting % of the mash. Mash is typically around 15% but you can get up to 23% if you use turbo yeast. Output is staring % times volume. i.e. 15% mash X 5 gal pot = .75 gallon output.  

Great for:

  • Water Distillation
  • Recycle use cleaning fluid and alcohol
  • Fuel Ethanol or E85
  • Steam Herbal Essential Oil Extraction
    • For production of flavored extracts to flavor spirits and food.
  • Make Your Own Perfume
  • eBooks and Instructions online eBooks

Assembly and operating instructions are included with each unit  in eBook format.


Unit works on a stove top, Hot Plate or outdoor propane burner, is easy to clean and easy to store. 


I accept PayPal only.  Unit ships by UPS. In the unlikely event of freight damage purchaser agrees to full and timely cooperation with claims procedures prior to any replacement being made by seller. 

Sorry no local pickup - shipping only 

I am available by e-mail for product support after the sale.  Purchaser assumes all liability and risk of operation and ownership.  It is illegal to distill alcohol in the United States without proper licensing.  This unit is sold for distilling water and for distilling essential oils from those things that are typically steeped in water first.


        From the TTB 2009

For more info 

      Under Federal rules administered by TTB, it depends on how you use the still. You may not produce alcohol with these stills unless you qualify as a distilled spirits plant.  However,  owning a small still and using it for other purposes is allowed. You should also check with your State and local authorities - their rules may differ.

Disclaimer; Purchaser assumes all liability and risk of operation and ownership. It is illegal to distill alcohol in the United States without proper licensing. This unit is sold for distilling water and for distilling essential oils from those things that are typically steeped in water first. Please, do not use this item for the distillation of alcohol unless you live where it is legal to do so or have the proper permit. Fermentation instructions and materials are provided as educational information only and to create a beer or wine product which is legal in the USA.


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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY: Except as expressly set forth in the item description, seller makes NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED warranties of any kind whatsoever about this merchandise.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Seller is not responsible for consequential, incidental or punitive damages of any kind whatsoever. Seller’s liability is limited to the amount paid by buyer including shipping/handling charges.

FAQs from eBay buyers:

IMPORTANT: The FAQ questions are actual questions from buyers and cover all my eBay listings to help buyers in making a decision in choosing the model best for their needs.  They do not imply to any one listing or model.

Q: What type of heat source works best?

A: A gas burner or hot plate works very well.

Q: Will this unit work on an induction stove?

A:Only the Heavy Duty 5 gallon model has been tested and is recommended for Induction heat.

Q; What does encapsulated bottom mean?

A: That means the bottom of the pan includes a layer of copper or aluminum to ensure even heat distribution.
Why do you want it?
  Better heat distribution all the way up the sides of the pan.  One-piece construction is stronger than a base that is bonded onto the bottom.
What that means to you:
  You can cook on a lower temperature so there is less chance of burning and sticking on the bottom.

Q: What Does NSF-Certified Mean?

A: This NSF certification ensures that the products designed for you to use at home meet the same public health standards as those used in hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, anywhere in the food service industry.  These standards include testing materials, construction techniques, as well as cleaning requirements.

Q: What Does Induction ready Mean?

A: Induction suitable or ready means it works well with induction burners that use magnetism to heat the pan directly on the stove top.


Q: What is the output rate per hour, day etc.
A: Output is determined by the starting % of the mash. Mash is typically around 15% but you can get up to 23% if you use a turbo yeast. Output is staring % times volume. i.e. 15% mash X 5 gal pot = .75 gallon output..

Q: I saw it posted somewhere that this really is not a reflux still, it’s a pot still and one cannot distill spirits to a high level, i.e. cannot make vodka on this still.  Any truth to that?

It is not a true reflux, my design is different. I state that you will get reflux action by packing the column. You can get 140 to 150 proof with the 15" column, 150 to 170 proof with the 30" column and 110 to 125 from the 8" column, depending on your set and how you run it. Results will vary. You will get even higher proof if you pack the column; this is a higher proof than you get from a traditional pot still.

Q: What is reflux and how does it work?

Reflux and
It would be impractical to have an enormously long tower to achieve the separation we require.
Fortunately, there is a little trick that may be used to keep the tower to manageable proportions, yet provide
excellent separation. Left to its own devices, the tower works by condensing out richer and richer mixtures
the higher you go, the condensate running down again until it re-vaporizes and improves the separation.
You can hurry this along by making the column shorter and putting a condenser on top. All the vapor that
reaches the top if the column is condensed and the enriched liquid is returned to the column. In washing
down the packing this liquid, which evaporates and rises again, causes the top of the column to become
very enriched with the lightest fraction. The column compensates for this rude interference by compressing
the separation between fractions lower down in the column, but this doesn't matter so long as we confine ourselves to extracting from the top.

Q: Can you run it without the steel mesh you was talking about in the column and do you sell it?

A: Yes you can, it is not required but helps give a higher proof output. I do not sell it. Do a search for copper mesh on eBay or Amazon and you can find it in the $5 to $10 price range.

Q: How many gallons per minute pump would I need?

A: NO PUMP REQUIRED, but if you want to use one it will require at least a pump with approx 250 gallons per hour rating. The small fountain pumps others offer with there still is not large enough unless you fill for cooling bucket with ice. This is expensive and inconvenient. That’s why I don’t offer one with my stills.

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