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Item #: 80001000
Our Price: $329.99
Terms and Conditions
Kettle Selection
Premium Kettle add-ons- 1" NPT Coupling (installed)
1" NPT Plug
  • Lid with 2" Tri-Clamp Ferruls
Column Packing
Thermometer Type
Stainless Chain (suggested for Standard Kettle)
Stainless Steel Parrot
Also Included
  • Water Control System
  • Submersible Water Pump

Description  more details



A true complete unit. We at Brewhaus do not believe in selling a stripped down unit just to show you a lower price, forcing you to purchase additional items in order to get up and running.


The Essential Extractor Pro Series II 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.


The unit uses a full length column that is more than 3' long, for true reflux operation.  This results in a cleaner, more pure distillate.  We also include your choice of either Ceramic Raschig Rings or Copper Mesh column packing.  While adding copper to the distillation column can offer some definite advantages, many still prefer ceramic rings.  Only Brewhaus offers you a choice of column packing!


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 Column with Condenser and 2" 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, Laboratory Thermometer, column filling material (Ceramic Raschig Rings or Copper Mesh))


Options & Upgrades

There are many options for you to select when ordering a distiller from Brewhaus, making it possible to almost completely customize your unit.  A description of those options is below.

Kettle Selection
All Brewhaus kettles include an aluminum diffuser plate.  This helps diffuse the heat to avoid 'hot spots' and scorching, and also protects the bottom of the kettle from damage due to excessive heat.
8 Gallon Standard Kettle
Our standard kettle is the lowest cost option, and works well for most people.  However, it can be more difficult to clean, with the only access being through the ferrule in the top of the kettle.  The standard kettle will work on conventional heat sources and induction heat sources.
8 Gallon Premium Kettle
This is the most popular kettle option.  It is made with heavier gauge metal than the standard kettle, and has a removable lid to give full access to the kettle for easy cleaning.  The Sure Seal
TM lid gives a vapor-tight seal, and the wide base and low height make this kettle more stable than most other kettle designs.  A higher grade of stainless steel make the premium kettle extremely corrosion resistant, however, the use of such a high grade of stainless steel make this kettle unusable on induction heat.
8 Gallon Induction Kettle
The same moulds that are used to produce our 8 gallon premium kettle are also used to produce our 8 gallon induction kettle.  The difference between the premium and induction kettles is that the induction kettle uses a lower grade of stainless steel in order to work on an induction cooktop, making it slightly less corrosion resistant.
15 Gallon Induction Kettle
Brewhaus' 15 gallon premium kettle is made using the same moulds and grade of stainless steel as our 8 gallon premium kettle.  The 15 gallon kettle is approximately 10" taller than the 8 gallon kettle, nearly doubling the total volume.
Premium Kettle
1" NPT Couplings
NPT Couplings can be added to your premium kettle to allow you the option of using internal heating elements to heat your distiller.  Because of the lighter gauge material, couplings cannot be added to our standard kettles.
1" NPT Plugs
NPT plugs can be used to seal NPT couplings when they are not in use.
Column Packing
Copper Mesh
Copper mesh is our most popular column packing as copper can neutralize sulfur compounds formed during fermentation as the vapor flows through it.  If kept clean, copper column packing can last a very long time.
Ceramic Raschig Rings
Ceramic Raschig Rings offer the greatest combination of surface area and void space (air space), resulting in slightly higher proof from most reflux distillations.  They are much easier to keep clean than copper mesh, and can last almost forever.
Laboratory Thermometer
This is a standard grade, liquid filled thermometer.  It reads in both Fahrenheit (0oF - 230oF) and Celsius (-10oC - 110oC).
Digital Thermometer
This is a standard grade digital thermometer with a swivel head.  It reads in both Fahrenheit (-58oF - 572oF) and Celsius (-50oC - 300oC).
Solar Digital Thermometer
The Solar Digital Thermometer is a high-grade meter with a high degree of accuracy (+/-1%).  It has a stainless steel body and probe, with a swivel heat and built-in 1/2" NPT coupling.  The Solar Digital Thermometer runs on solar power with a battery backup.  The Fahrenheit version has a range of -50oF - 320oF, and the Celsius version has a range of -50oC - 160oC.

The Solar Digital Thermometer upgrade includes the Solar Digital Thermometer, Tri-Clamp End Cap with 1/2" NPT coupling, Tri-Clamp, Gasket, and the addition of a Tri-Clamp ferrule to the top of the distiller column.

Stainless Steel Chain
Stainless Steel Chain
If you are selecting the standard kettle then the stainless steel chain can be very useful for cleaning the kettle if anything gets scorched or dried onto the inside of the kettle.  Simply drop the chain into the kettle, add water, and 'swish' it around.  The chain will act as a pot scrubber, but will not introduce iron to the surface of the kettle.
Stainless Steel Parrot
Stainless Steel Parrot
The Stainless Steel Parrot enables you to take real-time proof readings when you distill alcohol by connecting the parrot to the output from your distiller.
In addition to the above options, we are also able to do custom work to your specifications.  Please inquire if you are interested in custom work.


Average Rating:
(based on 30 reviews)

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by Chirodrdl
on 6/30/2014
Great product.
by Joe
on 2/27/2014
WOW this is nice
WOW what a deal I almost bought elsewhere and now I'm glad I didn't. This unit arrived in less then a week after I ordered it, Its beautifully welded and polished, all components fit like they were custom made to each other. The parts are heavy thick stainless steel now flimsy DENT easy junk metal. I am retiring my copper unit to DISPLAY mode however this unit surely fits that bill rite outa the box and by the way it was packaged Bulletproof style. I cant say enough about the quality you owe it to yourself to get this unit you wont be sorry. I'm sure when I run it I will be pleased. This thing is built for long life and should be all you'll need. I got friendly fast service and a great product I'm a customer for life now.
by Anthony
on 1/26/2014
Great Unit
I purchased unit on monday and had my first run through it on that Friday and i am extremely happy with the results. I went with the upgraded 15 gal premium kettel and would highly advise the upgrade. its a great value. I love this product and hope to be adding a High capacity unit to my collection soon
by Andy
on 7/1/2013
Essential Extractor Pro Series II - Premium
I have purchased this item after a long research. And I made the best choice. The workmanship of this item is just great. A handmade, US made item, everything comes together like a Swiss clock. The disiller comes with a book that explains how to assemble, how to use and maintain it. I see many years of use out of this item...I have used it to distill some old wine...the product came out as pure as spring water! Spend the extra dollars and get the premium kettle. is weel worth it. Purchased from Lowes the LP high pressure burner ($50) and matches the base of the kettle perfectly. Easy to adjust the burn rate. After one hour column got hot and begun dripping. In another one and a half hour job was done. Easy to clean. Provided hoses and pump work great. Just one thing, I think it was overlooked...not enough hose clamp. I used the distiller with the reflux column.
by Jim
on 4/30/2013
wonderful product, loads of fun.
I originally bought this unit because it was the only one that was available at the time. Needless to say I have had a blast with it. So much so that I have stepped up to the 3" verson of this unit.... I run it mainly as a pot still and have a hard time keeping the spirit under 165 on the first run. This unit just works and workes well. I buy everything I can from Brewhaus. The service and prices are great. Every product that I have tried is exactly what they say it is.... keep up the good work guys...
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