The 5 Liter Alquitar w/ sieve is traditionally used for distilling wine.
This apparatus can also be used for the hydrodistillation of plants for making very small amounts of essential oils , but primarily it is used for making hydrosols.
This alquitar still is composed of a copper pot, riveted union construction, and lid which functions both as vapour chamber and as the condensing recipient and allows for simple and steam distillations. The pot is divided into two parts and contains a sieve that separates the materials from the water. The second part can be removed to perform simple distillations. This is an attractive and functional display piece, all hand hammered in beautiful copper. The capacity for this distiller is 5 liters. Larger Alquitars are available.
As with all traditional Alembics, there are no gaskets. Steam leaks are sealed using dough made from RYE flour.
Our free shipping policy for orders over $150 DOES NOT apply to distillation equipment.
We ship from ready stock here in the USA.
The Essential Oil Company handles all customs duties, import and airport taxes from Portugal. The purchaser within the United States does not have to deal with Customs authorities.
Units shipped outside of the USA may be subject to customs duties, import and airport taxes.
For all units shipped directly from Portugal, the purchaser is also responsible for customs fees, import and airport taxes.
Dimensions: H 16" x L 10" x W 8"
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS ON USED DISTILLATION EQUIPMENT.