How to operate a still

Mini still in action

I have a small test still, which is constructed from standard materials which you can obtain very easily. I have outlined the construction of the counterflow cooler in the "How to build a still" section. I use this set up to distill very small quantities of mash, in this case fermented apple juice as a test. I also distill the skin of oranges or herbs /spices to isolate the strong flavour in order to be used for my liquours.

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