Moonshine Still – Low Temp Vacuum Condenser Assembly

Both pipes stop at the top of the collection jar. Thread valve onto male adapter on the collector condensing coil side.   The valve isolates the collector fluid from the condensing coil, thumper, and cooker to make it easier to dump distillate head; thereby reducing disturbance to the vapor system.

Elevation is important. Thumper is below top of condensing coil to allow back flow into thumper.
A coffee can was used a a mold to wrap the soft copper into a spiral. Rotate coil into the condensation container. Drill a small hole at the bottom of the container for coil exit. Slowly uncoil pipe through the container hole with enough tail to feed to the collector.
Fill bottom of sink and coil container with ice to make vapors condense. Coil container water harmlessly falls into the sink.
In addition the filter sits in a cooler with ice as a last condensation trap to protect the pump. Note the pump is located above the filter to allow condensate to flow back down to the filter.

 

Only operate any still outdoors. Obtain all required building, safety, federal and state permits and licenses before operating your still.