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Building a still in poland

outintheyard 27 | 517  
4 Feb 2008 /  #1
It it possible to have your own still in Poland legally. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on making one I have a n old water tank sitting over the open fire and i have a copper line from the top of it. I am just wonderingin if the 1/4" lin is the right size and if it should be coiled to promote cooling quicker . Any help here you polish scientists
plk123 8 | 4,148  
4 Feb 2008 /  #2
yes, coiling surely helps with cooling.. i am pretty sure still aren't leagal but if you ask around people make batches in their tubs.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
4 Feb 2008 /  #3
I'm afraid you can't legally produce your moonshine in Poland:
Sąd (Najwyższy) orzekł, iz: "Znamiona przestępstwa z art. 12a ust.1 ustawy z dnia 2 marca 2001 roku o wyrobie alkoholu etylowego oraz wytwarzaniu wyrobów tytoniowych wypełnia również wyrabianie alkoholu etylowego na własny użytek."

I can't translate it literally, but The Supreme Court stated that producing ethyl alcohol (apparently your booze is considered as ~40% ethanol) even for your own needs has got indications of a crime.

Some people however make their own liquor, but don't boast about it :) You can even legally buy a still.
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
4 Feb 2008 /  #4
Bartolome ! do you know how I could contact purchasing one ? It may be better than the parts I have I see it is not legal any where So it will have to be disguised as a steam engine experiment. Thank you for your assistance!
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
4 Feb 2008 /  #5
Sorry mate, but I live in the UK. I know that in a town neighbouring to my home village was (still is ?) a shop where you could buy such a device. I can't be of much help in that matter.
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
5 Feb 2008 /  #6
I have googled it but not much good has come of it . If you here a loud bang over there and see alarge metal tank flying by . You will know where it came from!
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
10 Feb 2008 /  #7
My grandma made corn whiskey during Prohibition out here. My aunt refused to let me take that still, drat it! Thought it would be pretty as a fish tank. ;>
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
11 Feb 2008 /  #8
My grandmother got through the depression this way. Too bad you lost a family heirloom. The US government took ours!
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
18 Feb 2008 /  #9
:( Not fun at all! I wonder if my cousin kept it, when my aunt died...I'd sure like it, still.
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
19 Feb 2008 /  #10
I am plannning on making one to make drinking water.
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
19 Feb 2008 /  #11
To distill the crud out of the drinking water? What, is it well water?
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
20 Feb 2008 /  #12
Yes it is well water I had it tested and it is safe. It is heavy in Iron though and has some natural gas in it. I just will not get used to the taste.
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
20 Feb 2008 /  #13
Bleh, the methane would give it a nasty taste!
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
20 Feb 2008 /  #14
Look out for cheap welds too. In a rush, tanks were sometime welded with lead solder(thxplk). This can seep into your water/liquor. Test it for lead first.

There's a problem with moonshiners getting lead disease
plk123 8 | 4,148  
20 Feb 2008 /  #15
There's a problem with moonshiners getting lead disease

that's because they tend to use car radiators which are... you guessed it.. soldered beside the glycol contmaination.
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
20 Feb 2008 /  #16
o.O That is disgusting, unhealthy beyond compare. I feel sorry for those who died from it, nasty death.
OP outintheyard 27 | 517  
21 Feb 2008 /  #17
One good thing about the methane is I also have a deep gas well that supplies the house and all my needs with an expensive natural resource I get for free. Total utility bill per month is Electric only $ 57 dollars US
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
11 Feb 2009 /  #18
A year on outintheyard. So did you ever assemble the still?
Kowalski 7 | 621  
17 Feb 2009 /  #19
Maybe some pictures would help.

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