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Item #: 80001100
Our Price: $504.99
Terms and Conditions
Kettle Selection
  • Lid with 3" Tri-Clamp Ferrule
Column Packing
Thermometer Type
Stainless Chain (suggested for Standard Kettle)
Stainless Steel Parrot
Also Included
  • Water Control System
  • Submersible Water Pump

Description  more details



The column for our High Capacity unit is the very same that we supply to small-scale distilleries and for use as a laboratory unit in large distilleries.  No other increased size column available to the home user has this background!


Our High Capacity Pro Series II unit uses a larger column than our standard Pro Series II unit, with increased cooling capability and an extended condenser to ensure efficient operation with the increased distillate volume.  The High Capacity unit is capable of distilling at more than twice the speed of standard 2" distillation units while maintaining the highest possible purity!


Because of the size of this unit, more input heat is required (minimum of 1500W or use of gas heat recommended).

Just as with our standard Pro Series II system, the Essential Extractor Pro Series II High Capacity is a reflux distillation unit incorporating our Pro Series Cooling System and a 2-piece column for the greatest versatility.  By placing the cooling lines near the top of the distillation column, reflux is created where it is intended- at the top of the tower.  This allows for the most effective use of the column filling by causing the refluxed liquid to flow down through it, resulting in a cleaner distillate.  Crossing the cooling lines instead of leaving them parallel results in a much more efficient cooling system, requiring less cooling water while maintaining effectiveness.  And, by having the cooling system in direct contact with the rising vapor you achieve a far more efficient and effective cooling than systems that surround a column with a cooling water jacket.  The slow heat transfer rate through the thick column wall is much less efficient, and concentrates all of the cooling ability around the outside of the column.  The result of jacketed columns is liquid channeling down the walls of the column, while not cooling the majority of the vapor as it is not in contact with the column wall.  While such a system may operate faster, it is at the expense of quality.


The two piece column- another Brewhaus innovation- allows the top portion of the column to attach directly to the kettle, giving you a true Pot Distillation column, without having to purchase another column separately.


Solid Stainless Steel construction, using only dairy quality beverage tubing and high grade custom kettle components. We do not use utility pails or dairy milk cans for our kettles, which are not intended for welding or heating


Complete system includes:


Pro Series II High Capacity Column with Condenser and Tri-Clamp connector

30qt. (7.5 gallon) High Grade Stainless Steel Kettle with Handles

Aluminum Diffuser Plate

Submersible Water pump

Hose Pack Included (Includes necessary hoses plus chemical tolerant distillate hose, E-Z Clamps, Brass Hose Fitting, Bung, and Laboratory Thermometer, column filling)

The column for our High Capacity unit is the very same that we supply to small-scale distilleries and for use as a laboratory unit in large distilleries.  No other increased size column available to the home user has this background!


The Essential Extractor Pro Series II High Capacity unit offers all of the benefits of our standard Pro Series II unit, but with the ability to distill at over twice the speed of 2" diameter systems!  It is a reflux distiller utilizing a 2-piece column, offering a tall true Reflux Column as well as the ability to attach only the top portion of the column to the kettle, resulting in a true Pot Distiller system.  This development allows you to have both a Reflux Distiller and a Pot Distiller without having to purchase two separate columns, yet allowing you all of the benefits of both methods of distillation.  While a single-piece column can be used in a Pot Distillation mode, the height of the column makes it a less than perfect solution.  The Pro Series II High Capacity system is very easy to assemble and operate, yet offers extremely high purity distillate.


As with all of the Essential Extractor units, the column uses a tri-clamp fitting making it compatible with a standard US (Sanke type) beer keg with the addition of an adapter (available separately).


The Pro Series system was the first to incorporate the Patent Pending top-mount, crossed cooling line system.  This cooling system puts the cooling where it should be- near the top of the column.  Forcing reflux at the top of the column causes the condensed liquid to run down through more of the packing, as well as causing a rapid temperature drop immediately before the distillate take-off.  This helps to ensure that only vapor with the lowest boiling point passes the cooling system, resulting in higher purity distillate, regardless of what product you are distilling.


As with all of our distillation units, the Essential Extractor Pro Series II High Capacity unit is made of 100% Stainless Steel.  Included with the complete unit is everything that you need to get started, excluding your heat source:


  • 30qt. (7.5 gallon) High Grade Stainless Steel Kettle with handles and 316 Grade Stainless Steel Tri-Clamp fitting
  • Aluminum Diffuser Plate
  • 2-piece Stainless Steel distillation column, made from dairy quality beverage tubing with 316 Grade Stainless Steel Tri-Clamp fittings, and 316 Grade Stainless Steel Condenser with Stainless Steel Condenser Jacket
  • 2 Chemical and Heat Tolerant Tri-Clamp Gaskets
  • 2 Tri-Clamp Clamps
  • Copper Mesh column filling
  • Pure Tan Rubber Stopper
  • Laboratory Grade Thermometer
  • All necessary PVC hoses for cooling system
  • Chemical Tolerant distillate collection hose
  • All necessary Spring Hose Clamps
  • Brass Hose Fitting for connection to garden hose or outdoor hose bib (for direct water flow)
  • Submersible Pump (for re-circulating cooling water)
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Lifetime Warranty


Average Rating:
(based on 19 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 19 Reviews:

by Gary
on 2/10/2013
PS 2 High Capacity Distiller
Purchased this unit a little over a year ago and immediately achieved great results. Have used it both as a pot still and reflux still; the unit works as advertised. However,the rubber stopper that holds the thermometer at the top of the column is difficult to remove when finished. A recommendation would be to have a threaded stainless steel cap at the top of the column with a removable rubber stopper, facilitating removal. Since the unit is beautifully crafted, do yourself a big favor and purchase the premium kettle... well worth the small extra cost. !
by Jason
on 2/8/2013
Really well built. Worked first time with little knowledge and produced fantastic results. Well worth the wait!
by CHM
on 11/7/2012
Outstanding quality and performance
Received this about a month ago with one of the fermenter kits and Turbo 48 yeast. Valve kit used to control flow to column. First run was 6 gallons and yield was 4 quarts 180 proof and an additional 2/3 quart at ~150 proof when I cut it off. The run duration was ~4.5 hours. Very pleased.
by charles
on 9/13/2012
Work of art
Just got mine today unwrapped it and what a work of art could not ask for any better I shall use this for a long time and pass it down to my son nice craftsmanship now going to get my name and a wolf picture eched on the 15 gal kettle thanks brewhause
by Greg
on 4/30/2012
Great Still - well made
I am glad I waited until I had enough money to purchase the premium kettle. It is very easy to fill, clean, and is of high quality. The kit is easy to set up and the instructions are well thought out if you take the time to read them. If you need to go deeper than the instructions it would be well advised to purchase a book by Ian Smiley and visit the Forum to do your homework first. Add a needle valve to control the reflux and this will be an easy unit to drive. This unit has pushed me to a whole different level. I use a 1500W hot plate and it does take almost 2 hours to warm everything up with the 8 Gal kettle but if you insulate the hot plate is adequate. Workmanship is top quality and great customer service as the water pump I received had a crack in it and Rick shipped out a new one right away.
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