Photos – Water Sealing Copper Alembic Still Systems
This model was developed from a beer fermentation unit that we designed some years ago. We then applied this design to our stills, crafting an unique alembic using a practical water sealing technique to facilitate the distiller’s task.
This modern unit maintains the sensual and graceful curves of the most traditional stills. What is unique about this still is that it uses water to seal off the alembic. The pot is built with two separate walls on the top side creating a chamber or corridor where the water is placed. The inner wall is higher than the exterior one, and this is one of the essential elements of the water sealing system, as this wall must touch the lid to aid in sealing off all vapours. The complete system, independent of its size must be mounted on a perfectly level surface to avoid water spilling from the water corridor when in use. This alembic still comes equipped with an interior copper sieve tray and a copper refining lentil with a brass locking system to facilitate mounting and dismounting. Larger sizes, 50 litres up come with a metal support and axle to facilitate the discarding of the used batch.
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