How pot stills differ from reflux stills.
The popular column reflux stills used have a higher efficiency distillation in a single run, yielding around 92% alcohol level. The packing material in the column of a reflux still creates a re-circulation of the vapor condensate to achieve what is essentially multiple distillation in a single run. The height and packing material volume determine the efficiency of the reflux still. These stills are ideal for neutral flavor spirits such as vodka. Our selection of reflux stills from PM Distilling can operate as either a reflux or pot still, simply by removing the column section and only using the jacket condenser for a pot still configuration.