Luis Minguez: has to be made from copper my grandfather. was a moonshiner. he always said copper
Greg Johnson: Why Aluminum pressure cooker ?
Greg Johnson: Aluminum?
Greg Johnson: Aluminum?
Jason Foster: Only thing is you have no way of telling what the temp of the steam coming out is. Methanol evaporates first and is highly toxic but you could remedy this by throwing the first little bit away. If it had a thermometer at the top of a vertical column you could keep the temp below the saturation temp of the ethanol and drive off the poisonous, potentially blinding or fatal toxic wood alcohol (methanol) before the ethanol started to evaporate out. controlling the temp would also allow for keeping the temp well below the boiling point of water and give a much higher proof product in the end.
This is a pretty good design though if the user is well versed in the distillation process and aware of all the risks
William Hall: to much talking and not showing what we came here for
atticowlbanjo: I have lot of years experience building and using these. Here are a few suggestions. (1) do not use any less an inside diameter that 1/2 inch, but 5/8 ths is better, to avoid pressure problems. (2) A thermometer should be put in place of the pressure relief "jiggler" because it will allow you to gauge when the steam temperature is what you want. The alcoholic steam will start to flow at about 180 degrees. It is done when it is kicking over 210 or so degrees. This will produce, it has been my experience, about 100 proof product. (note: pure alcohol boils at 172 degrees, and water at 212 degrees at sea level. (3) keep in mind that the steam early in the boil is extremely flammable, like propane !!!!! so keep a damp bath towel handy to throw over the operation , then turn the temperature of in case of fire. (4) toss a small proportion of the first stuff to come across the boil (called fore-shots) because there can be low volatile products like methanol, acetaldehyde, perhaps acetone etc. that will be produced, especially it you are running a batch of fruit mash, but also could come from corn. Do this to avoid a hang-over.
Travers Eubank: If I wanted to make my shine from scratch with this set up, would I just "cook" my ingredients and run them through until they were at the desired level of potency? Im a total amateur to this, and I'm just trying to find a way to cut into my alcohol budget, so if I'm missing a fundamental concept here, I'm sorry and would appreciate some feedback.
Rogers Ranger: freaking critics, lets see your video's...lots to say, no actual evidence....wow
Rogers Ranger: good vid man , thanks for posting
kieran james: what fitting do i use on end off copper to attach it to the pressure cooker ? please
weejams: Well I hate to say it but the worm needs to be totally surrounded by cold or cool water. Yours looks like it is against the sides. A 5 gallon bucket works the best. But if you really want to make the best then in the woods with a real still with a thumper and all.
Jouni Kyyrönen: dont drink alcohol it is poison, use it in car or house heating and electricity
Cape Barren Goose: Yes, you can use a pressure cooker. And you can use a plastic drum with a tight lid. Just insert a heater element for a hot water cylinder near the bottom.
Brandon Peters: um won't the alcohol blow up with that Open flame?
screamokid11: wtf!*@/ you dont make moonshine with alcohol$&$^× what happend the the mash, oldschool, WASTE$$&$