Using a Still

When making spirits, you first need to make up a 'wash'. This is a concoction of water, sugar and yeast.

To do this you will need a 25L Fermentation Bucket and a Paddle

Dissolve 8 Kg sugar in some boiling water then fill the Fermentation Bucket up to 20 litres with hot and cold water to achieve a temperature of 30C then add the Yeast.

Still Spirits recommend adding a sachet of Turbo Carbon as well, this will take any impurities out of your water.

After Fermentation has finished add the Turbo Clear and wait for it to clear, then your ready for the still.

Below are the stills available and a video on how to use them, for more information click the links.


The Still Spirits Air Still

A very neat and tidy kitchen still that can distill 750ml of 60% ABV in about 3 hours.

The Still Spirits Alembic Still

This can be used when distilling washes that contain flavours that the user wishes to collect. For example wine for making brandy, malt mashes for making whiskeys or bourbons, molasses mashes for making rum etc. 

The Still Spirits T500

The Turbo 500 distillation system is the ultimate still for spirit making, designed to produce flawless quality, high purity alcohol.


Info: It is illegal to manufacture spirits in the UK without a distiller's licence which is required under the provisions of section 12 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 and this includes manufacture for "own/domestic use". Public Notice 39 - "Spirits production in the UK" dated April 2010 provides further information about HM Revenue & Customs' requirements. If you require further assistance then please contact the National Advice Service on Telephone 0845 010 9000or www.hmrc.gov.uk Where you can obtain & view Public Notice 39.