|Copper distiller and stainless steel distiller|
Copper or stainless steel?
Each material type has its own set of trade-offs. The bottom line is that copper is better for some things, and stainless steel is better for others. We will break down all the differences below and explain why we chose one over the other.
Stainless steel distiller and copper distiller parts kit can be used for distilled water, essential oil, fuel alcohol, spirits, etc.
Copper is often used in distillation for the following reasons: it is a large conductor of heat, it removes sulfur compounds, and it is an easy-to-use metal. The main disadvantage of copper is its higher cost and more difficult to keep clean.
Stainless steel still
The biggest feature of stainless steel is that it is cheaper than copper, very durable, and easy to clean. The main disadvantage of stainless steel is that it is not the best heat conductor, and stainless steel does not remove sulfur compounds from the washing liquid.
Stainless steel/copper hybrid distiller
Sometimes the best solution is to compromise. Depending on the purpose of the distiller and the required functions, a stainless steel boiler with a copper column may be the best solution.
How to decide which is still the best?
So, copper or stainless steel? Well, it's not just the material properties that need to be considered. Most importantly, each type is more suitable for certain tasks. In other words, copper distiller is better at doing some things, while stainless steel distiller is better at doing other things.
|What is distilled?|
Distilled spirits (whiskey, vodka, moonlight, etc.)
|What types of functions are needed?|
Electric heating element
|Prefab or DIY stationary kit?|
Stationary kit with pre-cut parts
In general, copper is more suitable for distilling spirits because this material can remove sulfides in the distillate, resulting in a better taste and smell of the final product. Copper is definitely a better choice for products such as bourbon, Tennessee, Irish whiskey, Scotch whiskey, and traditional rum, because it can reduce sulfur as described above. These spirits are also most often distilled in a tank distiller (without reflux), which can give off a lot of flavor from the wash. Copper stills are also very suitable for high-quality spirits such as vodka.
The special attention we give in the final quality inspection of each work is also a guarantee of unparalleled reliability and robustness. If you have any needs or questions, please contact us.