Essential Extractor Pro Series II Column
Welcome to the Essential Extractor Pro Series II Column. This bad boy is a reflux distillation column featuring an upper level cooling system all baked into a 2-piece column for ultimate versatility. Just by having the cooling lines near the top of the distillation column, you get your reflux action where it's supposed to be, at the top of the column. By doing this, you get a practical and efficient use of the column filling by causing the refluxed liquid to flow down through it, giving you a cleaner distillate. By crossing the cooling lines versus having them in parallel provides a much more efficient cooling system, which will result in using less cooling water but still maintaining its effectiveness.
Plus, since the cooling system is now in direct contact with the rising vapor you are going to get a far more efficient and effective cooling than those systems that completely 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 distiller 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.
Added bonus! - As you can see, this is a two piece column that allows the top portion of the column to attach directly to the kettle. Why do you want that? Flexibility! You've now converted it into a true Pot Distillation column. It's like 2 columns for the price of 1!
Essential Extractor Pro Series II Column Features:
- 2 piece distillation column (Can be used as a reflux column or pot distillation column)
- Over 3' tall
- Crafted of dairy grade Stainless Steel beverage tubing
- 2 2" Stainless Steel Tri-Clamps
- 2 2" EPDM Chemical Tolerant Gaskets
- 1 2" EPDM Chemical Tolerant O-Rings for direct keg attachment
- 1 Pure Tan Gum Bung
- 1 Thermometer (upgrades available)