Howdy folks, I’m Jeff from Moonshine Distiller. As you’re looking around for new still you might notice two main types stills, copper and
stainless steel. Traditionally stills were made out of copper. This because it’s a very soft metal used
to work with. And you also can solder it rather than welding it.This makes it very easy to assemble in the backwoods. However, more modern stills are made from stainless steel as much more durable
material and easier to keep clean. The main functional difference
between stainless steel and copper stills is that the copper actually reacts with sulfides that are in the vapors from your wash. Those sulfides, if
they end up in your final distillate, can actually cause bad hangovers and bad tastes. You can get the same sulfide removing effect in a stainless steel still by packing your column with a little bit
a copper mesh. Typically, on a five or ten gallon batch, just one pound of copper mesh inside your still column should be more than enough to remove the sulfides. With a copper stills you won’t need this copper mesh, since the still itself will react with the sulfides.