The use and possession of stills and other distilling equipment is heavily regulated by foreign, federal, state, and/or local laws. Distillation of alcohol for consumption or other use in the United States (and various other jurisdictions) without required federal and, where applicable, state licenses or permits is illegal and could result in jail time, fines, forfeiture of property, or other penalties.
Distilling alcohol without permits or licensing is illegal in many countries, including the United States. It is the customer's responsibility to research their local, state, and federal laws and abide by those laws. Bacchus and Barleycorn is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by either misuse or unlawful use. Stills can also be used to produce essential oils, vinegar, purified water and engine fuel (requires permit in USA).
This stainless steel basket is suitable to infuse vodka with botanicals, lemon or orange peel, cinnamon sticks, chili, or other flavoring ingredients. The item is easy to attach by simply clipping it into the inside of the Air Still lid. Time for your customers to get creative with their distilling!
The Still Spirits Air Still Infusion Basket is a stainless-steel basket suitable to infuse your neutral distilled spirit with botanicals such as juniper, lemon, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, chilli or other flavouring ingredients. The basket is easily attached to the underside of the Air Still lid by aligning the indentation on the basket with the nodes on the lid.
The Air Still has a hole under the lid where vapour enters and condenses in the cooling coil before coming out as liquid alcohol. It has come to our attention that a few customers are finding pieces of botanicals stuck within the cooling coil. This may cause unwanted pressure build-up inside of the unit.
To prevent this, when using the Still Spirits Air Still Infusion Basket we suggest:
- Use a muslin cloth, hop bag or tea bag when using small botanical materials such as dried herbs and spices.
- Use plant material that is larger than the hole under the lid i.e. larger than 1cm in diameter.
- We do not recommend turning the top of the Air Still upside down when inserting the basket. Make sure no material falls into the hole.