Photos – Traditional Riveted Copper Alembic Stills
These alembic stills have a graceful design based on old Moorish traditions and are widely used throughout the Iberian Peninsula and southern Europe. The copper pot is constructed in an old traditional manner using rivets for joining parts of the alembic together. Any soldered unions may be of either brass, copper or tin – at its highest purity (99,7%), depending on its location, thus obtaining a non-lead unit.
The condensing recipient is equipped with a water inlet tube located at the bottom of the condensing recipient and an outlet tube at the top where the water exits. This way the water circulates in the opposite direction of the descending vapours. The smaller sizes may be used domestically unlike the larger models which require an adequate distillation area and knowledge by the distiller.
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