Introduction: Copper Alembic Head DIY

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I decided to make own whiskey (in extremely traditional way)

As I was unable to buy Alembic I wish I decided to cinstruct one.
I collected Oak few casks and a lot of other hardware.
Most dramatic (for me) was to find round-shaped copper 'anything' to make Alembic head.

Geography in school was lil boring except globe, especially the way how to stick flat map on round base.

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So, I steal the shape of Alembic head from whiskey alembic maker's site, traced it in adobe illustrator and calculated all the radius-es etc. to receive single form printed on paper.

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After printing it was mounted on copper stripe with Mount spray, cutted by scissors
and formed by rubber hammer in and on colander (!)

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Soldering (with lead-free solder!) was both ease - because of acid flux was used - and hard because of positioning each leaf take bunch of patience.

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Adding top and bottom (drawed in illustratort too) was easiest part)



smarico58 (author)2014-06-30

Can you make the plans that you used to cut the copper sheeting available? Please and thank you!

honda_on_nos (author)2013-12-09

honda_on_nos (author)2013-12-01

I found and bought a round copper water pot 3.5 gallon for the base and am using an upside down tea pot also copper for the top head

GurKin (author)honda_on_nos2013-12-01

cool! please share after assembling! If any question about whiskey making - will glad to talk)

mrlunna13 (author)2013-05-08

That actually looks awesome!! If Polished, I bet that it would look good even by itself.
Great job! and Great Instructable!!
Mr. Lunna 13

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