Thank you for visiting the dedicated YoLong Distillery Equipment Information page. When it comes to distillation, we understand you need the kind of premium quality product you can rely on to get the job done flawlessly and reliably every time. At YoLong, we focus on developing distillation equipment you can depend on forever. Our unique combination of beautiful, careful fabrication, helpful custom design, easy installation, and ‘always there for you’ customer service has made us the go-to manufacturers for micro or craft distilleries, home still kits, and commercial stills, deliverable anywhere in the world.
Our goal here is to provide you with high-quality, functional distilling equipment at a better price than our competitors. As a professional manufacturer of world-class products, YoLong has specialized in the fabrication, installation, and upgrading of specialist brewery and beverage equipment for almost 15 years. The preparation of custom-made copper and stainless steel vessels, etc. has long been our chosen area of expertise, and now we have added making distilling equipment to our inventory of high-grade products.
As recognized masterful crafters of copper brewing equipment, this places us in the best position to launch into producing the beautiful copper work necessary to make the best distillery equipment. As distilling equipment is fabricated from copper and stainless steel, we are perfectly placed to be able to manufacture the kind of distillery equipment that not only works perfectly but also looks amazing.
YoLong is world renowned as producers rich with experience in copper fabrication. That’s why YoLong custom made, high-quality craft distilling equipment is sure to set your operation apart from the rest.
Our mission is to innovate and improve – not just produce. Our premium grade distillation equipment and accessories are the preferred choice of many brewers all over the world. This comes down to the fact that YoLong prides itself on being the customer’s best resource for planning, design, fabrication, management, and also seamlessly delivers the successful execution of each unique brewery project every time!
A Pot Still is used in the production of many of the world’s most popular spirits. Where would the international and traditional spirit industry be without single malt scotch, cognac, rum, and mezcal? A Pot Still is essential as the basis of any classic batch distillation. What is batch distillation? The process involves a specified amount of liquid going into the still pot and distilling into spirit. Then the leftover dregs are dumped, the still gets cleaned out, and the whole process begins anew.
The function of the pot still starts, fittingly enough, inside the pot itself. The pot is a large tub-like base to which the rest of the components attach themselves. This is where the liquid about to be distilled starts its transformative journey. The pot may be heated by a variety of different methods. This can include a steam jacket lining the outside walls of the pot or even a steam coil inside the pot itself.
The Pot Still usually comes with the following fittings:
- Motor withagitator
- Top whole glass manway
- Safety valve
- Pressure gauge
- Temperature gauge
- Reflux inlet
- Outlet with butterfly valve, etc.
Swan Neck and Lyne Arm
The length, diameter, and angle of the lyne arms determine how quickly the vapors and the swan neck shape the character of the spirit, such as whiskey.
During distillation, this vapor travels up the swan neck at the top of the pot still and down the lyne arm; after which it travels through the condenser, where it’s cooled to yield a distillate with a higher concentration of alcohol than the original liquid.
Distillation Column with Bubble Caps
A distillation column is an essential item used for the distillation of liquid mixtures in order to separate the mixture into its component parts or fractions, based on the differences in volatilities. The purpose of a distillation column is to separate a compound containing two or more mutually soluble solutions by their variation of individual boiling points.
The vapor comes into contact with the bubble caps inside the column; this causes vapor to condense back into a liquid. The liquid drips back down through the column and is eventually forced back up through the caps and plates. Each plate contains red copper bubble caps and one sight glass, a CIP ball, a discharge valve, etc.
A dephlegmator is a device set for the partial condensation of a multicomponent vapor stream. The vapor stream flows vertically upwards and the condensate (condensed vapor) runs back down under the influence of gravity.
A tube-type heat exchanger dephlegmator at the top of the distillation column sends the distillate back toward the boiler, with a cooling water inlet and outlet, topped with a thermowell.
The hot vapor enters the downpipe from above, exits from the bottom of the downpipe, rises upward, passing through the tray of botanicals, and exits through a horizontal tube at the top.
The gin basket allows for botanicals to be used in the vapor path added for a very clean, top-class end product.
This is a device or unit used to condense vapor into liquid, with a cooling water inlet and outlet, topped with a thermowell.
A distiller’s parrot is connected between the condenser and collection container. It allows the distillate to flow through on its way to the collection container. Why a parrot outlet is so handy is because the parrot houses the alcoholmeter. This means you can take real-time readings of the alcohol percentage during the distillation process. It is possible for you, the customer, to request custom designed and shaped parrot outlets from YoLong according to your specific requirements.
Support Frame and Storage Tank
Support Frames and Storage Tanks to be used in conjunction with your distillery equipment can be added to your order. Standard column support provides no other functionality. If you need it to support more functions, the tanks type support can be customized, such as situating it at the bottom of the column as CIP tank or at the bottom of the condenser as spirit tank. We can also make two small storage tanks inside the spirit tank, so there will be three storage tanks for the head, heart, and tail.