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Copper Still And Stainless Steel Still

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Copper or stainless steel? That's the problem.

Each material type has its own trade-offs. The bottom line is that copper is better for some things and stainless steel is better for others. We'll break down all the differences below and explain why you should choose one over the other.

Our stainless steel stills and copper stills parts kits can be used for distilled water, essential oils, fuel alcohol, spirits and more.

Copper Still

Copper is often used in distillation for the following reasons: it is a good conductor of heat, it removes sulfur compounds, and it is an easy metal to work with. The main disadvantage of copper is that it is more expensive and they are more difficult to keep clean.

Stainless Steel Still

The best thing about 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 conductor of heat, and stainless steel does not remove sulfides from washing solutions.

Stainless Steel/Copper Hybrid Still

Sometimes the best solution is a compromise. Depending on the purpose of the still and the required functionality, a stainless steel boiler with copper columns may be the best solution. Please read for more details.


DEGONG distillation equipment combining copper and stainless steel

How to decide which is still the best?

So, copper or stainless steel? Well, there is more to consider than material properties. On top of that, each type is better for certain tasks. In other words, copper stills are better at some things, while stainless steel stills are better at other things.

What is distilling?

  • Water

  • Essential oil

  • Fuel alcohol

  • Distilled spirits (whiskey, vodka, moonshine, etc.)

What types of functionality are required?

  • Standard components

  • Thermometer

  • Copper packing

  • Pressure gauge

  • Bubble board

  • Electric heating element

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