Old Barn Still
For my wedding, a few years ago, when I was just becoming intimate with the beer brewing from grain, rather than extract process, I met someone who was willing to lend me his still.
I did some research and decided to give it a go.
I made a few batches of various types of beer to get warmed up, and then was rather surprised at how simple the "beer" for making whiskey was in comparison.
The local homebrew store had the ingredients I needed and the equipment (except, of course, the still). I only ran it through once, so the potency was moderate, but accented the honey brew and the IPA rather well.
Unfortunately, my wife (to be) was the only one in attendance who didn't enjoy the flavor of this "white lightning".
I returned the still but am now in the process of building a new one with the help of a friend who is an HVAC technician (Heating and Ventilation engineer), and has the utmost understanding of condensers and temperature regulation.
I have moved twice since then and just started brewing again and with two batches of superb brew (and one poor batch) and I needed to replace the original recipe that has long since been lost. So we've modified the design, as the still I'm posting here is no longer in existence.
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