Copper is the preferred material in the construction of a still to impart flavor into the distilled spirits. According to Broadslab Distillery, both stainless steel and copper are excellent conductors of heat: dispersing the heat evenly across the entire surface of the metal and creating a more even distillation.
Copper also prevents the production of ethyl carbonate, a toxic substance formed from cyanides. - Due to molecular interactions, Copper also improves the quality and aroma of your final product when the mash is not biologically perfect, making your moonshine finer, clearer, sweeter.
You will need the following Materials and Tools: Half Sheet of Copper – 3 ft by 4 ft ( use 18 gauge copper) Amazon has some reasonable priced copper sheets. Roll of Solder – Try to get hold of a roll of 95/5 tin/silver is the best and stay away from anything with cadmium/antimony or lead in it.
Hand-Crafted Copper Moonshine Stills Copper is the preferred material in the construction on any moonshine still. A copper moonshine still removes all the sulfides that are produced during the distilling process.