shizzlefoot: You've created a monster (me). The first video I watched regarding home
distillation was one of yours. So I built myself a simple 7 gal pot still.
I made a few runs with great results including the rice and rum recipes.
Then I started watching other videos, learning about BokaBobs and liquid
management, cooling mgmt and vapor mgmt stills. So after scouring
craigslist for 2" copper pipe and a stainless keg and several runs to
bLowes, I now have a 2"x 48" reflux/vapor mgmt still with two condensers
and a parrot. I'm starting to wonder if maybe there's a recovery program
for obsessive home distillers. I sure hope so. Otherwise I'm screwed. Lol
keith arnold: Dont ever make mooshine without knowing about throwing away the deadly part
of the run,,,,,
During the distillation process methanol is concentrated at the start of
the run because it has a lower boiling point than ethanol and water. The
boiling point of methanol is approximately 148 degrees farenheit, which is
quite a bit lower than ethanol (the good stuff). This means that methanol
(148F boiling temp) will start to boil before the ethanol (174F boiling
temp). This is why moonshiners always throw out the first bit of shine they
produce from each run....
Drinking the Methanol can kill you.....or make you go blind....
If anything is produced by the still before temperature reaches 174
degrees, it's methanol. Discard it. Again, methanol boils at a lower
temperature than ethanol and will concentrate at the beginning of
How much initial product to discard:
1 gallon batch - discard the first 2/3 of a shot glass
5 gallon batch - discard the first 1/3 of a pint jar
10 gallon batch - discard the first 3/4 of a pint jar
Regardless of still temp, it's a good idea to always follow this rule of
thumb. Methanol or not, the first stuff to come off the still tastes and
smells like rubbing alcohol. It's by far the worst stuff in the entire run
and it isn't going to impress anyone.
Robert Kelly: Your coil does go up. For someone who puts so much emphasis on that you
should try looking at it
OfficialDjMetroid: Where can I get a coil?
A Ivanovas: how long temperature must be 90-95 degrees
SpockMcoy Issmart: Can you make alcohol to burn, like in lamps? I'm not interested in killing
myself drinking poison, but would be interested in making fuel. thanks!
World's End: Easy Build Moonshine Still...These booze recipes are aimed at off gridders
but anyone looking to save few quid then on u go...
Dan Clark: is there any way you can demonstrate how to make sugar whiskey and proper
way to proof. I would like to learn all I can from you.
Halach Osiris León Casillas: I've already shared how to make your own easy still for your own hooch but
for those who didn't catch it here it is again...A lot of pages have been
taken down&replaced by less informative ones,,when it comes to brewing your
own hooch(wines)that you need to distill into moonshine but go on
Google&you'll find recipes there...I make my own tea&raisin wine but it'll
take to long to sit&type out all instructions.....So find your own
recipe...Personally my tea wine is again strong enough&doesn't really need
distilled but if you enjoy a strong drink then here's how to make your own
still...You can find plenty other methods on making stills on
ARCSTREAMS: ohh ok yours is the same coil and lenght like mine ,great great because it
only cost me about 10 bucks ,they had a refrigeration kit with 15 feet in
it as well as some other fittings and some kind of saddle hose tap fitting
that i dont need but it was 25 bucks,,glad i got the other deal with
seperate fitting cost me about 12 bucks seing how yours is also the same i
know i dont need longer than 10 feet now,,what did you use to warp your
Tyler Warner: So this is 1/4" pipe for the coil
Ohio Trucker Mr. Wright: By the way i love all your videos..watched tgem several times.
Drew b: Do u know what size the fitting was by chance?
Lucien Macrose: With the smell of that vinigar, nobody will even notice the smell of the
shine cooking off!
tantaluss68: can we please talk about the fitting some more
Dr Greg Tyree: Great video!! One question??? Isn't the worm a bit close to the flames from
the stove? Is there any chance this could cause a fire?? Thank you.....
Happy New Year!!
Joseph Reinbold: u have to use stainless or copper pot or u can injure yourself wow and you
said you are tired of the dumb asses putting up videos of doing things
wrong. well welcome to your own list dumb ass
Moto Louk: Thanks for putting this video together man! Questions for you - should
shine coming out of the worm be warm or cold?
Ohio Trucker Mr. Wright: I'm a total beginner so I'm trying the vodka like you suggested question is
I'm using a half a gallon of vodka will I get a half a gallon of vodka back
out or will there be a lot less how do I know when it's all gone out of my
84montecarlonazi: Did u flare the copper line yourself
Jeremiah Johnson: u don't need to "break in" the rubber gasket, only need to keep it oiled
and it'll last long time
ARCSTREAMS: hello again buddy,,listen i am in the process of making a still,already
have a psi cooker and just bought some 1/4" od copper coil about 10 feet i
hope thats enough,,how long was yours? also i got the compression fitting
and just like yours once you tighten it ,the nut part stays on the tube thx
to an internal ring and its got some internal flare post you slip into it
but i see you dont bother using it once you compressed the nut on your
tube,,there are other compression fitting that have that internal ring that
compresses and does not attach to the tube but this one is better because
the ring wont fall off everytime you take the coil off your pot ,,problem
for me now has been trying to put the fitting on my psi lid ,,which i can
show it to you on skype maybe you can help me out ,its much easier to show
than explain whats going on,,think you got time we can set an appointment
on either skype or yh or gmail?
Timothy Leary: your explanation is too long. though good its a little much.. just my
opinion for your future videos.. thank you for the video
Mohammed Atwa: الله اى نور
ATCRyderX©: Great tutorial. Built the Still - Now how do I actually produce
kyle dantzler: Dis is illegal dont do it :/
Mike Kerns: Can i use a alumminum pressure cooker for this or no its a presto model 406
BigbadJoe Joe: Has anyone told you how annoying adverts and links to other videos are
while your trying to watch something interesting. Had to turn it off, It
was doing my tits in. Sorry.
ARCSTREAMS: hmm so you didin't bother to seal up that pressure relief valve,,wont you
lose some alcohol that way or the internal psi wont be that high i take it
since you have to run it slow at about only 170 deg F
keith arnold: for a better yield you could try using a thumper canister and a water
cooled worm....with those you can hit proofs of 100+
Che Marshall: Go ahead and put it on the stove. And make sure you do it in the dark with
all the lights off so you're wife doesn't catch you.
Bryson Raber: wcemichael where did u get your adapter coupler and your pressure fitting
for a solderless connection to copper tubing at?
Houtzyboy Jr.: Distilled vinegar bottle is ironic
Clyde D'souza: Can you tell me how to distill methanol?
mashersmasher: do you have tho throw out more by producing smaller batches? in another
video someone had nearly a 4 gallon pot and discarded 50ml. would I only
need to discard 10-15 mil with this design?
Matt Taylor: Why did my whole run come out milky? Nothing that came out was clear
Gary Lee: if I am going to use this idea for camping in order to make potable water,
on a daily use, must I clean it with distilled vinegar? I am hunting a
product that hardly needs any maintenance. except normal washing, think i
ought to go stainless steel pot and line?
Cliff Williams: Hey folks - I got some questions about the coil:
First, is the pipe in the video 1/4" outside diameter or inside diameter?
Really, I'd like to know the ideal width and length for the coil;
especially for one hooked up to a 20 qt pressure cooker. Is longer better?
is wider better?
gunner5501: So i've tried to build a similar style still, after running vinegar threw
like you say in the video to clean the condenser, it ruined the pressure
seal on the lid, and after boiling the new gasket to "break it in" it was
all kinds of out of shape and not sealing at all... just a FYI... the
rubber seals on these cookers suck... any remedy's?
Pablo shucone: How can you tell when the foreshots ends and the body starts
Chase Henderson: my pressure cooker had a safety value and before i used it i cleaned it. i
saw that lots of steam was coming out of it until it locked. what should i
William Gruff: The little ring on the copper pipe is called an 'olive'.
Jason Camacho: What size is that fitter
ARCSTREAMS: so your tired of ppl making a poisenous illegal product huh,,,on behalf of
yt i thank you for showing us how to make safe illegal moonshine,,for demo
purpous only of course,,wink wink
David Homealone: I find all your videos very informative so many thanks.
I'm a newbie so my question is, does the could need to be elevated or was
that just to fit your particular pipe set up?
Mark M: First of all, I wanted to thank you. This is an excellent way to easily
make a cheap still. I'm working on a modification of this design right now.
Second, for all the idiots out there - just shut up already. Regarding the
aluminum, you put way more on your body everyday in your deodorant than you
could ever get from this still - assuming of course that the metal
particles magically disobey the laws of physics and evaporate (they don't).
As far as the design is concerned, a quick Google search will show plenty
of stills where the output is close to the flame. Unless you're an idiot
and mix the two, nothing will ever happen.
TL;DR - idiots shouldn't make alcohol.
Charles Hall: I followed all your steps on mash making & other details. But I did not use
enzymes I just boiled the corn meal till it was very soupy. If you could
please give me any details on distilling or other thing I would very
appreciate it. Awesome video btw
Carrie581: It can be dangerous. Best to start with cheap wine.
cbiskit31: Am I wrong or does stainless steel have a possibility of contaminating the
liquor, that's why the old ones were made out of copper?
John Heron: Mine is leaking lots of steam from the fitting what kind of tips and tricks
would you recommend
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