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, and use only Type 316L Stainless Steel fittings for our kettles and columns.
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 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:
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