Item No.: T-1020
Shipping weight: 2000 g
Availability: Immediate delivery from warehouse
The hennin still is another genuine masterpiece from the "CopperGarden®" forge and was reconstructed from original drawings from the early Middle Ages. The "CopperGarden®" hennin still completely follows the medieval outer design - but at the same time is forged to include versatile, modern features. The basic version of the hennin still consists of an iron stand, the 0,5 liter boiler and the pointed head with its conspicuous, downward-slanting swan neck. Air cooling was used in the Middle Ages, that is why the hennin is so much higher than the swan neck. The distillate cools down on the high head and runs down into the swan neck. We have taken the liberty of welding a collection channel inside the head to enhance the effect and to lead the distillate safely into the swan neck.
Another unique feature is the possibility of fitting an aroma sieve between the head and the boiler of the still. You would then be able to place an aroma carrier in the sieve and distil with steam. The still is suitable for use as a full-fledged steam still - and the best thing is that the sieves are stackable. Depending on what you want to do, you can stack several sieves, one on top of the other, and actually distil essential oils. The more plant material you use, the higher the yield of essential oils - this is ideal for plants which contain a lot of oil, for example, lavender.
History: The name "hennin" originated in the 14th century and was the name of a special type of hat worn by women at that time. The hat was very high and pointed with a flowing veil attached to the point.
Enlarging the still: We provide further sieves as accessories. Depending on utilization, it is possible to distil essential oils within legal limits. If you want a particularly high yield, then simply place two or three aroma sieves, one on top of the other, on the boiler. This is ideal for distilling essential oils, since the distance the steam travels is very short in this still - and thanks to the possibility of stacking several sieves the yield of essential oils is quite high.
If you decide to use the small sieve for distilling, you can distil alcohol spirits by filling the boiler with alcohol, placing some aroma carrier, e.g. anise or caraway seed in the sieve and then distilling. Using this method you can produce all kinds of spirits from gin to raspberry schnapps. However, it is necessary to cool the head during alcohol distillation, for instance authentically, as it was done in the Middle Ages by wrapping a moist cloth around it - or in a more modern way with ice cubes or by spraying on water. Even better would be cooling with a condenser, which was first verified in 15th century, and which you can order from us separately.
We have designed the stand of the hennin still so that you can distil over a small open fire, just like in medieval times. It is, however, more practical to use the 3 x 80 gram lighting gel which we include in the delivery.
Distillation is strictly regulated or even forbidden in some countries. Please inform yourself and pay attention to the regulations in your country. We can ship worldwide, but we cannot check if you are allowed to own a still. Shipping within the EU is completely unrestricted. For shipping to countries outside the EU we have to affix the invoice and shipping list to the outside of the package. Up to now we have never had problems with the importation of our stills into other countries.
RRP: 119,00 € You save 21,00 €