The Brewhaus Solar powered digital thermometer is a high quality instrument, and comes with a 1/2″ stainless steel male NPT fitting and 2.5″ long stainless steel stem. It measures temperature from -50 to 320 degrees F (-50 to 160 degrees C), with an accuracy of + or – 1 %. The LCD screen is powered by solar energy in light levels greater than that of a very dark over cast day and switches to battery power when light levels drop below that. The Brewhaus Solar Digital Thermometer is available in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
While it has technically been available for about four years, Brewhaus’ Gin Series alcohol still is considered a new item as it has just recently been added to our standard lineup. Our Gin Still has been made on request for hobbyists and small craft distilleries, but remained a custom production item until increasing requests prompted us to go into full production of the columns.
The unique design of our Gin Column allows it to be set up many different ways, making it the most versatile distiller on the market. By incorporating a gin basket that is the same diameter as the rest of the column, our gin column can be set up to operate just as our Pro Series II and High Capacity forced reflux distillers. This design also gives you two ‘gin basket’ options- a 5″ basket that is suitable for most infusions, and a 20″ basket for use with large amounts of botanicals. Our Gin Series columns can also be set up as an alembic style distiller, pot distiller, or column distiller.
While obviously built with the intention of distilling gin, with the versatility of the columns you can distill virtually anything, such as water, essential oils, whisky, rum, vodka, and anything where you would like to infuse flavor and aroma.
Made by Brewhaus right here in the USA, our gin series distillers are built to last, and just like the rest of our Essential Extractor distillers, they carry a lifetime warranty!
It’s finally here! High Spirits Turbo 48 turbo yeast is now available. The new High Spirits Turbo 48 turbo yeast will ferment to 14% in approximately 48 hours, or up to 18% in 5-7 days, just like other 48 hour turbo yeasts, but without the use of urea as a nutrient. While virtually all other turbo yeast brands use urea as a major component, all High Spirits turbo yeasts and specialty yeasts are 100% urea free! Use of urea in fermentation can increase production of ethyl carbamate, which is a known carcinogen (cancer causing agent). For this reason the use of urea in beverage grade fermentation is against the law in some countries.
High Spirits Turbo 48 will ferment extremely quickly and cleanly. The combination of a very high temperature tolerant (to over 100oF!) neutral fermenting yeast and a special blend of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients offer the purest fermentation of any turbo yeast available.
All High Spirits yeasts are produced by Brewhaus, in the USA. This bring you the freshest possible yeast mixes at the lowest prices available. Right now the High Spirits Turbo 48 turbo yeast is on sale for the unbelievable price of just $2.99. Save more on 25 and 50 packs!
A completely new method of heating your distiller, our new 1500W Stainless Steel Band Heater offers more efficient heat than an electric hotplate. The surface area of the band heater is considerably greater than that of a hotplate, and by wrapping the heater around the kettle you dramatically increase the area being used to heat the liquid in the kettle. An additional benefit of the band heater is that, unlike conventional heat sources such as a hotplate or propane burner, it does not heat from the bottom of the kettle. This is especially beneficial for an alcohol still, as any residual yeast, grain, fruit pulp, etc., can settle to the bottom of the kettle. Heating your kettle from the bottom can scorch this material to the kettle, which can be difficult to clean and even cause damage to your kettle.
Our band heaters have been custom made to fit the Brewhaus 8 gallon and 15 gallon premium kettles. Because band heaters must fit tightly around the container that they are heating our band heaters work exclusively with our kettles.
You asked for it, and now you can have it- a heavy-duty stainless steel thumper from Brewhaus! Our thumper is made from 4″ stainless steel tubing, so it will last you virtually forever.
Our thumper design optimizes its effectiveness by being tall and slender, forcing a longer contact time between the incoming vapor and the liquid in the thumper. To further improve the heat transfer that takes place inside the thumper we add a diffusion screen to the inlet. This results in smaller bubbles, which are condensed more readily, improving the overall function of the thumper.
Finally, you can purchase the thumper as a base model (as shown) and connect to your kettle using 1/2″ tubing, or you can purchase a kettle connection and/or condenser, which can attach to the thumper with simple tri-clamp connections.
Want a larger thumper? Just ask us. We can increase the height of the thumper on demand, and even custom build on request!
Did you know that owning and operating an alcohol still in the United States, as it is in most countries in the world, is illegal without proper licenses, even if you are producing only for personal consumption? Unlike beer and winemaking as a hobby, which are legal in most countries, distilling any of your homemade beer or wine is against the law. It is time to see this changed! In response to this, Rick Morris of Brewhaus has founded the Hobby Distiller’s Association, with the first goal being federal legalization of distilling on a hobby basis in the USA.
While there have been attempts in the past to pursue legalization, none have had the unity and strength of the new association. Most previous attempts to legalize home distilling have garnered little support, interest quickly waned, and the effort was abandoned. By forming an association with members supporting the movement, and Brewhaus stepping up to back the organization financially, the Hobby Distiller’s Association is not going to be just another short-lived push for legalization.
Possibly the biggest difference between this effort and previous ones is that the Hobby Distiller’s Association has hired a lobbyist in Washington, DC, who is pushing our cause directly with legislators in Congress.
To show your support for the cause, or to get more information on the effort, please check out the HDA website at www.hobbydistillersassociation.org.
Many people do not realize that we are able to perform custom welding on our distillers and kettles, and even take on completely some custom projects. Brewhaus employs a welding and production staff right here at our warehouse in Texas, allowing us to do anything from minor customizations on our stock distillers to complete custom projects for commercial distilleries. Of course, we still focus on the small scale distilling industry, so not all requests are within our scope.
In response to your requests, Brewhaus now manufactures a Stainless Steel Parrot for inline samples and alcoholmeter readings. Simply connect your collection tube to the inlet on the parrot and the reservoir will fill as distillate is produced. The outlet of the parrot can then be connected to your receiving container.
Made entirely of stainless steel and manufactured in the USA by Brewhaus, these parrots are very well built… and very well priced at just $89.99!
Brewhaus has a new website, with new features such as advanced product searching, and advanced sharing through Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Our new system also validates payments so that if a payment is declined for any reason you are notified at the checkout and can re-enter your payment details, helping avoid shipping delays due to mis-keying credit card information. A copy of our catalog is now integrated into our website so that you can view it without having to download or print it, and our entire site has a cleaner feel, making it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for.
At long last, our Premium Kegs are now back in stock! These beautiful oak barrels are finished with a food grade stain and varnish and include a stand and pewter spigot. Unlike cheap oak barrels from south of the border, these are actually a scaled down version of the barrels made for distilleries, and are great for aging wines and spirits. They are available both toasted and charred, and work and look great!