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Still Spirits Turbo 500 Copper Condenser
DS205

Still Spirits Turbo 500 Copper Condenser

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Description

The NEW Still Spirits T500 Copper Condenser. There has always been a vigorous debate over whether copper or stainless steel is the best material for a still. Now with a redesigned outlet block, pre-packed with saddles, redesigned column nut, 2 different tap adapters, in a new craft carton, the all new copper condenser is now available.
 
The Still Spirits Turbo 500 reflux condenser works on the principles of ceiling temperatures, where it prevents chemical substance above a certain boiling point being processed. Unlike other reflux condensers on the market, the Turbo 500 works with a focus on the water flow and controlling the temperature of the water flow out. Assuming that the temperature of the water flow is stable, it is able to create a ceiling threshold temperature based on the water flow out.
 
Note: The T500 Condenser and Boiler are sold separately.
 
Assembly Note: In order to attach the condenser to the lid of your boiler, you will need to unscrew the nut at the base of the condenser. Be sure to hold the condenser upside down while unscrewing the nut. The T500 condenser comes prefilled with copper and stainless steel saddles. These saddles are loose and will spill out if the base nut is removed while the condenser is in the upright position.
 
Grainfather Attachment Notes: In order to use in conjunction with the Grainfather, the Stainless Steel lid (DS201) and Lid Seal (DS202) are necessary.
 
Anvil Foundry Attachment Notes: No extra parts are needed to attach the T500 to the Foundry (AG720 & AG721).
 
 
Warning: Distilling alcohol without permits or licensing is illegal in many countries, including the United States.  It is the customer's responsibility to research their local, state, and federal laws and abide by those laws. MoreBeer! is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by either misuse or unlawful use. Stills can also be used to produce essential oils, vinegar, purified water and engine fuel (requires permit in USA). 

 

 
Item # DS205
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 7 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Because I wanted to
Jeff C on Nov 29, 2022
Based on online information
Tara O on Aug 3, 2021
Because I wanted to
Jeff C on Nov 29, 2022
water purifier
Joshua T on Apr 14, 2022
Based on online information
Tara O on Aug 3, 2021
For my home distilling.
SUNG YONG. CHO on Jun 5, 2018
water purifier
Joshua T on Apr 14, 2022
For my home distilling.
SUNG YONG. CHO on Jun 5, 2018
Will this fit the Brewzilla?
Alex Lisenko on Nov 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This will fit on the Brewzilla with the distillation lid (Part number DS127).
Will this fit with the distillation lid for the RoboBrew(DS125)?
Kyle Kosters on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Kyle - There is a 1mm difference in the lid opening of DS125 and DS201, however, the outer diameter of the two lids are the same. So DS201 should fit the AG475A Robobrew.
Can the Turbo 500 be used as a pot still if the packing is removed from the tower?
Robert Harris on Dec 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Removing the packing in the still column will achieve less separation of the compounds and therefore have a flavor more reminiscent of a "pot still" spirit. The length and surface area of the column as well as ambient temperature will also contribute to the amount of reflux your still achieves and contributes to the unique character of every still and every run.
Does this fit with ds211?
Ryan Sheppard on Dec 23, 2020
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BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. The column is designed to fit on either the steel or the copper dome.
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Not user friendly at all, do not buy.
I tried to use the Turbo 500 with my Anvil 18 gallon Foundry, multiple times. The first time I didn’t have a water pressure regulator and it was completely impossible to keep the temp between 122 and 149. I then got a water pressure regulator and it became a bit more manageable, but it still required constant attention adjusting the water flow. I thought I had it dialed in for a moment, it was staying in the zone for about ten minutes, so I looked away for about five minutes and it had dropped to under 100*. After three hours of constantly watching and making micro adjustments, I collected about 1/2 gallon of alcohol from 6 gallon wash that started at around 30% abv. Finally I just gave up.
I’ve had failures with this unit after three to four attempts.
I would avoid this product!!! It is just not user friendly at all!!
I have a home made copper pot still with thump keg that is so much simpler to use!
I am so disappointed with this product
May 19, 2022
Purchased
9 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you for your thorough review. We are sorry that you had such trouble running this still.

Reflux stills are super finicky and can be very tough to control and dial in. This design is also very interesting since it practically forces you to run the reflux water at the same rate as the product condenser water.

The first thing I would suggest is to separate the water flow from the product condenser (pictured on the left) and the reflux condenser. This will allow you to run the product condenser as much as you need to condense the product and be safe while giving you more options to control the reflux water.

You will likely just need a trickle of water flowing through the reflux condenser, so your pressure regulator and/or a series of ball valves or gate valves will help control that water flow to be more precise. Controlling the reflux water separately should really help in keeping the temperature steady without the swings that you have seen so far.

Hopefully this helps!
May 19, 2022
Malcolm lieban