Still Spirits T500 Copper Starter Bundle (No Boiler)
Still Spirits C Turbo 500 Promo Pack
Turbo 500 Still Plus T500 Super Pack (Boiler Sold Seperate)
- T500 Stainless Steel Condensor
- EZ Filter System
- 30L Fermenter
- Fermenting equipment for a full brewing wash
- Flavouring for your first full batch
HOW DISTILLATION IN THE T500 DISTILLATION SYSTEM WORKS
The wash is heated in the boiler to boiling point and kept at boiling point throughout the Distillation process. The vapour boiled off from the wash rises up the column, in which the vapours of the heavier liquids (water and heavier undesirable molecules) condense and fall back down. This cycle of evaporation, rising and condensing is continuous and is described as refluxing. The temperature at the top of the Column will be lower than the base of the column, as the vapour becomes more concentrated with alcohol the temperature will drop. The higher the temperature at the top of the column, the lower the alcohol. The ceramic saddles in the column provide a large surface area to maximise the contact between the liquid and vapour flows in the column and accelerate the refluxing action. The Turbo 500 Still has been carefully engineered to provide a continuously compensating reflux rate. As the Distillation process progresses, the alcohol concentration in the wash reduces. To maintain high purity of Alcohol being produced, the refluxing ratio will increase to compensate and the alcohol production will slow. Towards the end of the distillation the Alcohol purity remains high, but output will slow until it stops altogether. At this point the water vapour will keep rising and condensing part way up the column, but nothing will reach the top of the column to pass into the Condenser. The Alcohol extraction is finished at that point. – Time to switch off and move onto making some high quality Spirits and Liqueurs with your Alcohol and your favourite essences.
Cost of operation
The unit runs on a 2kw element, depending on the ingredients, will vary the operation time but between 4-5 hours is the general rule with a full run. At $0.13kwh, the unit cost a insignificant $1.30 in power consumption to operate, this is opposed to other forms of distillation units requiring LPG gas which can be quite expensive after 5 hours of operation.
Cost of final product
This will vary depending on what you are making in terms of whiskey or liqueurs, also the varying qualities available. But working on the highest quality and most recommended blend of ingredients you are looking at approximately $10 per the bottle which is equivalent to a $60+ triple distilled commercial grade alcohol bought from your everyday liquor outlet. Higher and lower alcohol quality grades can be achieved, but there is a sliding scale quality for quantity.
This figure has been fully aggravated to consider all aspects of cleaning, fermenting, distilling and blending of your drink.
The "Turbo 500" or known at the "T500" are all serial numbered for quality control
Condensor without pipes -
H650 x W160 x D60mm
add approx 100mm in hieght for pipes, width will vary but allow 500mm either side
H590 x W320 (add on 80mm for tap)
Combined weight:14kg approx.
H680 x W180 x D110mm
Weight: 9kg approx.
H655 x W370 x D370mm
Weight: 5kg approx.