Copper Alembic Stills - riveted
These alembic stills have a graceful design based on old Moorish traditions and are widely used throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Southern Europe. The copper pot, one of the basic parts of the still, is of ariveted union construction, meaning it has been constructed in the old traditional way using rivets for joining separate parts together. Any welding is made with brass or copper, depending on location, thus obtaining a non-lead construction. There is a rapid brass locking/unlocking union between the swan neck lid and the condensing recipient to avoid the escape of vapours. The condensing recipient is equipped with a water inlet tube located at the bottom of the condensing recipient and an outlet tube at the top where the water exits. In this manner the water circulates in the opposite direction of the descending vapours.
The smaller sizes may be used domestically unlike the larger models which require an adequate distillation area and knowledge by the distiller. Even though these alembic stills are recommended for experienced distillers, this does not mean that those who wish to start with home distilling should feel apprehensive when acquiring one of these models.
This alembic still unit includes a copper pot, riveted union construction, a swan neck lid and a condensing recipient. Treatment: A first cleaning distillation is essential to clean impurities and other unwanted substances. These substances, which are inherent to copper, are deposited after the still has not been in use for a relatively long perio..