Introduction: Budget Copper Moonshine Still

Total cost 35 dollars

Step 1:

Bought this 2.5 gallon copper keg off good ol eBay for 25 shipped

Step 2:

Stripped off all the paint was thick enough I used a drill attachment didn't want to risk using chemical strippers

Step 3:

Soldered a piece of copper sheet over the spigot hole probably will add a threaded thermometer later and sweat the sheet off. And used an upside down copper flower pot for the top

Step 4:

Last step after a thorough boil out to clean everything is to enjoy the product when all is done :)-

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YureBliss made it! (author)2017-03-18

Ok more questions as i am really interested but it seems these instructions are very incomplete ... i wish to know what the giant brown thing is on top or is that some wall thing in the background? Here ill do an image as there are MANY things shown in yr finished photo that are not mentioned at all... thnx

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Lectric Wizard made it! (author)2013-12-10

Hope you used lead free solder, since you didn't mention it ...

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dchall8 made it! (author)dchall82013-12-11

I agree. Lead-free solder should be mentioned in the article for safety.

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YureBliss made it! (author)YureBliss2017-03-18

Ooh thanks much for that very important detail i am guessing, @lectric Wizard and you too @Dchali8 !

Looks simple enough and i thank you Honda! :)) . That is an important detail though.. you have to assume that anyone reading yr post knows ABSOLUTELY NOTHING so you cant assume anything really...m

Now do you happen to have a good Moonshine Recipe? :) Although I watch enough MoonShiners (Discov Ch) that i can ask Josh or Bill for a quick Rx if the episodes arent detailed enough,..

Question pls Honda: Where would "the worm" go and should I go with a coil too or how did yr libation turn out?

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honda_on_nos made it! (author)2013-12-10

Of coarse.. I've been doing plumping for years but this was a budget build

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honda_on_nos made it! (author)2013-12-10

Flour paste

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wilgubeast made it! (author)2013-12-10

That is a clever way to create a copper still. What did you use to mortar the gap between the basin and the inverted flower pot?

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