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Jun 10, 2016

CRAFT DISTILLING PRODUCT LIST

CRAFT DISTILLING PRODUCT LIST

Click HERE for our distilling instruction brochure (legal size paper)

TURBO AIR STILL SYSTEM ($349)

The Turbo Air Still System is designed for water distillation, bio fuel manufacture, essential oil extraction or (in countries where it is legal) alcohol distillation for making spirits & liqueurs. 

The Turbo Air Still is the fast and simple way to make your favourite spirits and liqueurs at a fraction of the cost. It looks like a kettle, works like a kettle - but it makes alcohol! The Still Spirits TURBO AIR STILL System uses a revolutionary still that will be right at right at home amongst your everyday kitchen appliances.

Stainless steel body; Built in Air Cooling System so it uses absolutely no water for cooling - great for regions where water shortages are a problem.Distillation takes just two hours and produces enough alcohol each time to make a 1 litre bottle at 38-40% ABV.  Because you're only using quality raw materials, the distillate should be much higher quality than you can buy!  Revolutionary non-technical design. No hoses, no complicated assembly ... just plug and play!  As simple to operate as the kitchen kettle.  Safe and easy to use which is ideal for the new distiller.  In most cases, you can make a bottle of liquor for under $4.

Can be used for Alcohol Distillation (where legal), water distillation - produce 100% pure, safe drinking water & bio fuel manufacture.  YOU TUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10bczH6Oqlc INSTRUCTION MANUAL: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0218/9842/files/SS_Air_Still_Instruction_Manual_800016.pdf?478

Turbo 500 StillNow Available: STILL SPIRITS TURBO 500 ($649) http://stillspirits.com/collections/stills/products/turbo-500-still for more information on this product
Now Available:

Alchemist Series: Alembic Pot StillThe Alchemist series: Alembic Pot Still ($529 - boiler, sold separately, not included)  http://stillspirits.com/collections/stills/products/the-alchemist-series-alembic-pot-still

TURBO YEASTS

Distillers Series ($7.95 each)
Whisky, Vodka, Rum   http://stillspirits.com/collections/yeasts

Turbo Series ($8.95-$9.95 each)
Express, Triple Distilled, Super Yeast X-Press, Classic  http://stillspirits.com/collections/yeasts


FILTERING

Carbon Filter & Collection System ($37.95)
Replacement Cartridges x 10 ($9.95)

EZ Filter Filter System ($79.95) http://stillspirits.com/collections/filtering/products/ezfilter-system
Replacement Cartridge ($6.95) http://stillspirits.com/collections/carbon/products/ezfilter-replacement-cartridge

WASH ADDITIVES

Liquid Carbon ($4.95) http://stillspirits.com/collections/carbon/products/turbo-carbon
Two-Part Clarifier ($2.29)

FERMENTATION INGREDIENTS

Dextrose (for making neutral spirit) - 6kg $18.50 - 22.7kg $62.95
Black Pearl Caribbean Distillers Grade Molasses (for making rum) - 1.2kg $6.99
Barley Malt Extract (for making whisky) - 1.2kg $7.95
CBW Rye Malt Extract - 1.5kg $12.99
Also available: Flaked corn, 2-row barley, 6-row barley, rye grain

ACCESSORIES

Replacement Washers (10) for Carbon Filter & Collection System $7.97
Replacement Washers (10) for EZ Filter $9.97
Ceramic Boil Enhancers $7.97
Distilling Conditioner $4.99
Proof Hydrometer $11.99
Wash Hydrometer $7.95
Test Jars $4.99
Glycerine
Amylase Enzyme 28g $5.99

OAK PRODUCTS

Toasted Oak, French Oak, American Oak Cubes, Wine-Soaked French Oak Cubes, Liquid Oak

FLAVOURINGS 

We stock all of the popular flavourings for all liquors, and many liqueurs.  Ask for availability
http://stillspirits.com/pages/top-shelf-flavours
Also available, Liquor Quik brand.

CONTAINERS

2L Jugs
3.78L Jugs
150ml glass jars
Various liquor bottles, wine bottles, flasks, etc.

For more information, please visit http://stillspirits.com/ for all available products and information.  We will ship within Canada.

 

Getting Into Craft Brewing - Part III - The Ingredients

Apr 18, 2012

Good golly - you're really going to do it!  Good for you.  I could tell by the way you read you're a smart cookie :-)

Now that you have all the necessary equipment, and are equipped with your basic brewing instructions, we have to pick out a kit to start with.  If you'd rather skip the kit (where all the ingredients are mixed together for you), and go right into more advanced brewing, find the intermediate brochure and start from there.

For everyone else, you'll need to pick out a "beer kit" to start with, and you'll be choosing from two basic types:

a) a can of hopped extract
b) an all-grain wort kit in a box                                       ps: 'wort' just means unfermented beer

This is what a can of hopped extract looks like:



Neat huh?  This little baby will make 23 litres (about 3x24's) of beer in as little as two weeks.  Thing is, on its own, it'll produce about only 2½% alcohol by volume.  You need to add something to it, to get it up nearer 5%.  Again you have two basic choices:

Good golly - you're really going to do it!  Good for you.  I could tell by the way you read you're a smart cookie :-)

Now that you have all the necessary equipment, and are equipped with your basic brewing instructions, we have to pick out a kit to start with.  If you'd rather skip the kit (where all the ingredients are mixed together for you), and go right into more advanced brewing, find the intermediate brochure and start from there.

For everyone else, you'll need to pick out a "beer kit" to start with, and you'll be choosing from two basic types:

a) a can of hopped extract
b) an all-grain wort kit in a box                                       ps: 'wort' just means unfermented beer

This is what a can of hopped extract looks like:



Neat huh?  This little baby will make 23 litres (about 3x24's) of beer in as little as two weeks.  Thing is, on its own, it'll produce about only 2½% alcohol by volume.  You need to add something to it, to get it up nearer 5%.  Again you have two basic choices:

a) 1 kilogram of corn sugar (dextrose)
b) 1.2 kilograms of malt extract

In a nutshell, add sugar if you want to keep it as light as possible (body, flavour, colour) and add more malt if you want a fuller flavoured beer with more body, flavour and head-retention.  (Personally, I'd always recommend malt over sugar)

The second beer kit option is a bag-in-box, all grain wort kit.  These usually contain 23 litres of unfermented beer, so all you have to do is add the yeast to it in your fermenter -- could NOT be easier!  The bonus: these kits are made right from base grain (as opposed to a concentrated extract) so you should be making the highest quality beer possible.  Everyone has their own tastes, so you'll have to give both formats a try.


Unlucky you!

Getting Into Craft Brewing - Part II - The Equipment

Apr 14, 2012

OK.  You've made it to this article, so I'm going to assume that I've sold you on the merits of brewing your own craft beer. 

OK.  You've made it to this article, so I'm going to assume that I've sold you on the merits of brewing your own craft beer. 

Now you have to promise yourself that you're going to actually do this!  (writing your promises down help you to keep them, so start by getting a journal, with the first entry being "My first batch of craft beer is going to be a ________".)  

This also means you'll have to go shopping (at Homecraft, of course) and acquire some basic fermentation equipment.

That's going to be the following:

a) a large food-grade primary fermenter (others call it a bucket) that holds about 30L
b) a 23L carboy (others call it a big jug) either plastic or glass
c) an airlock & stopper to fit these vessels
d) a siphon kit (this is how you move the beer from the 'bucket' to the' jug')

And there you go -- that's really the only equipment you need to make your own beer!  If you want to put it in bottles, you'll need those too (we'll talk about kegging later).  Glass bottles from the beer store will work - you'll need about 3x24's.  If you're going plastic - 46 x 500ml or 23 x 1L will be sufficient.  Glass bottles will require bottle caps (it's ok, they're pretty cheap) & a capper (we can loan you one).

Our beer starter kit is a great deal if you want a complete package special - there's a few extras in there, but you'll save a few bucks versus piecing together the components separately.


Next entry - the beer kits. 

 

Getting Into Craft Brewing - Part I - Why Brew?

Mar 30, 2012

Why brew?

Why brew?

It's usually the retail cost of beer that drives people into the store for the first time (and I hear it's going up again, but then again isn't it always?)  But what inevitably keeps brewers brewin' is the unbelievable quality of the beer!

This isn't your father's "homebrew"... it's a new generation's "craft beer", and it's better than ever.

There's also the fact that you know exactly what ingredients are going into your beer, and therefore down the hatch.  Understand that *real* beer is, and should always be: malt, hops, water and yeast.

The Germans agreed, and even made it a law!  The Rheinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) came into law in 1516, and in its original text, the only ingredients allowed in the production of beer was water, barley and hops.  (Notice they omitted yeast?  In 1516 they didn't know yeast was in beer -- Pasteur only discovered its role some 300 years later).  There were penalties for disobeying the law: they would take away your beer :-(

Ever notice commercial beers have a "best before" date?  Have you also noticed they don't list the ingredients on the bottle?  You'd be alarmed at the list of allowable ingredients in commercial beer.  Let's just say that our beer does NOT contain traces of formaldahyde, silicone or propylene glycol alginate.

So, we're fed up with the price (you can make a two-four for about 8 bucks), and we don't trust the brewers.  Plus, we're a do-it-yourself generation that takes pride in our accomplishments.  Why do people bake their own bread?  Why do people knit their own mittens.  'Cause we can, we save money, and we enjoy it immensely.

So, now you know why people make their own beer.  Why aren't you?

Tune in to part 2 to learn the basics of the equipment.