Distilling in motorhomes? Is this even possible? Our little Arabia still 0.5 L fits almost anywhere and with the right equipment you can even distill in small places, so in the kitchen of your motorhome.
Please provide adequate ventilation during the distillation, especially when operating with an alcohol burner. Safety first! Even more important is the cooling part here. At home we have different options such as crushed ice, directly connect the condenser to a water tap or alternatively use the accessory set with a pump and different hoses.
In a motorhome we have to improvise! That's why I had the idea to use a larger water container to ensure efficient cooling.
I used a "Speidel" must container as water tank to guarantee efficient cooling. Simply place the container higher so the water can flow easily into the condenser.
Below you will find a photo that shows you in detail how I set up the still plus equipment. The hoses are included in our accessory set with pump for stills up to 3 L. This set guarantees the best cooling performance for our little copper stills!
|Setting up the coolant system|
|What can I distill?|
I have distilled Gin this time, because I still had some Korn leftovers that I didn't feel like drinking pure. By adding juniper berries, coriander and some lemon peels you will produce a fine Gin in no time.
Maybe try adding orange peels next time or cinnamon? Have fun experimenting, because that's what distilling is all about.
|My Distilling Advice|
We don't recommend filling the boiler too much. 350 ml should be sufficient as we already distill a high proof alcohol.