Just like a good beekeeper takes care of his bees and keeps his bees healthy to produce good honey, a good brewer will take care of his yeast and keep his yeast happy. This is the first and most important step in making outstanding spirits, and it is absolutely essential to the art behind our microbrewery craftsmanship.
Happy yeast extracts sugar from fruits and grains and breaks them down into carbon dioxide and alcohol. This process is called fermentation, and it is the first step in making any spirits and the only step in making alcohol.
After the yeast finishes its work, the distiller will leave a "washing liquid" with an alcohol content of about 10%. In order to turn this washing into one spirit or another, the art of distillation is necessary.
Distillation is usually carried out in one of two ways, either continuously in a large industrial-scale distiller, or batchwise in a small manual distiller. Large continuous distiller is very suitable for making pure neutral spirits, such as vodka, while small batch distiller is very suitable for making whiskey and brandy and other flavored spirits. Santa Spirits uses two types of distiller, depending on the desired flavor: batch distiller for whiskey and apple brandy, and continuous distiller and batch distiller for vodka and gin.
After the distillation is complete, the spirits may be bottled immediately, or they may need to be aged. All the spirit comes from being still crystal clear; spirits like whiskey and brandy can only gain color through subsequent barrel aging. The choice of barrels is very important: smaller barrels produce a more spicy, oaky taste, while larger barrels produce a richer, more complex taste.
We can customize the distiller according to your needs, with any size boiler or column diameter. The column and condenser can be made of copper or stainless steel according to your needs.
The picture above is our jacketed, steam heated and 500L copper gin distillation equipment. These 500 liter stills can be heated by a low pressure steam boiler or our optional electric independent oil bath heating system. This type of distiller is perfect for stripping gin, rum, brandy, moonshine and whiskey.
Pot body material: stainless steel 304 with copper pot
Glass type gin plant basket with copper basket inside
A blender with a long, heavy blade for mashing and cooking
Low pressure steam jacket heating or oil (water) bath electric heating system
Large glass manhole
Various custom copper whiskey heads
Large-size shell and tube condenser, stainless steel or copper
Inner pot, jacket pressure reducing valve and pressure gauge
Three-clamp butterfly valve on drain pipe
CIP, whiskey head and condenser in the pot
Stainless steel or copper parrot
You can choose between the stainless steel stand on the floor or the stainless steel column of the condenser with bolts.
Inner mirror polishing
Swirl pattern on the outside, satin treatment or mirror polishing on the outside
CIP pump and CIP manifold are optional
Copper wine safe is optional
Coil type condenser optional
Liquor storage tank is optional
Actual volume: 675L
Working volume: 500L
Inner pot: TP2 copper, thickness: 4mm, jacket: SUS304, thickness: 4mm
Insulation: 50mm, PU
Stirring motor: explosion-proof mixer 0.75KW/46rpm
Shell: SUS304 fish wave board, thickness: 2mm
Temperature control: PT100
Heating method: steam heating
With φ350 glass manhole
CIP cleaning ball
Sight light, 8" sewage outlet
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.