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Types of Stills

Introduction Course

This video is especially made for those starting out in distilling, or getting to know their stills.

Video course: This is a free 20 minute video.

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An run through of the main copper stills we work with at The Alembics Lab. Each module introduces and discusses a different still, starting with the beautiful and functional, traditional alembic—and ending with a comparison of stills.

Just a computer and an internet connection! And it’s free, so go ahead and find out what still is best for you.

An run through of the main copper stills we work with at The Alembics Lab. Each module introduces and discusses a different still, starting with the beautiful and functional, traditional alembic—and ending with a comparison of stills.

This video is especially made for those starting out in distilling, or getting to know their stills.

This is a 20 minute video.

Just a computer and an internet connection! And it’s free, so go ahead and find out what still is best for you.

Introduction course

Not sure where to begin? We’ve created these free introductory videos to help get you started distilling.

‘Which still should I use?’ is a question we’re asked all the time. In this video, we showcase the different types of stills we work with, and outline their specific uses. We also explain what to consider when starting out, and how to choose the best still to suit your purpose.

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  • The different types of stills we commonly work with.
  • Which stills are best suited to hydrosols, essential oils, spirit-making and gin distilling.
  • Which style and size still is best for you, depending on your needs.

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‘When you begin your distillation journey, it’s important to fit the still to your purpose.’
– Jill Mulvaney, lead instructor for The Alembics Lab

Meet your Instructor

Jill Mulvaney

Jill Mulvaney is one of New Zealand’s leading distillation experts. She consults and teaches on all aspects of plant extraction for natural aroma and flavour. She teaches hydrosol workshops throughout NZ and internationally, enjoying teaching partnerships with internationally renowned phytochemists and aromatic distillers in Europe and America. Jill’s practice is informed by decades of experience with plants, and a deep respect for the natural world.

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Getting Started

To get you started we offer two free introductory courses. We’ll explain what you need, how to prepare your equipment and ingredients, as well as cleaning your still after use.

INTRODUCTION COURSES

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