6 Plate Vodka Gen 2 Turn Key Distillery

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)


Turn Key Vodka and Moonshine Still


If you’re looking for a quality home moonshine still for whiskey or vodka, this is it. Our 6 Plate Vodka Turn Key Distillery kit is the best vodka still for sale on the market today. This kit is the perfect set up for the serious distiller and one of our most popular stills for sale. The boiler included in this kit comes with a ball valve drain on the bottom and the top opens to a six inch neck. The flute simply attaches to the boiler with an included tri-clamp for easy assembly. With the distillation speed of the Hillbilly flute this is the ideal size boiler for this particular distillation column. The Hillbilly flute is a plated column and a scaled down version of more common commercial distillation columns.The 6 Plate Vodka Turn Key Distillery Kit comes with a HS5500 phase angle electric controller and element kit. The heating element operates on 220 volts and will heat a 20 gallon wash in 50 minutes. With this controller you can precisely control your run and replicate your results time and time again. You can make some of the best moonshine or high grade ethanol for fuel with this still. With the proper permits this moonshine still can make the product of your choice. We welcome micro distiller businesses or the most demanding craft distillers to try this amazing still. Don’t settle for just any old homemade vodka still, our 6 plate home vodka still is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
 Our Gen 2 is designed so you will never have to worry about your plates flooding. You will also be able to achieve a little faster take off rate.  Our new columns are made of all c122 copper which is food grade. The Gen 2 also has a newly designed final condenser. This will bring your distillate off much cooler at a faster rate.
Your Hillbilly Flute also comes with a DVD teaching you how to operate your new still. We promise that you will love this setup! This column has a 6-8 week build time. It is made by hand as they are ordered.


You Get
  1. Hillbilly flute 6 Plate Distilling column
  2. 26 gallon Mash Pot / Boiler
  3. HS5500 Phase Angle Heat Controller
  4. 5500 Watt Element Kit with Installation Plate
  5. DVD teaching you how to operate the Hillbilly Flute
  6. Tri-Clamp and all seals
  7. Sight Glass Tool

Additional information

Weight 70 lbs
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 30 in

24 reviews for 6 Plate Vodka Gen 2 Turn Key Distillery

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Shelton

    Work of art.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    mark davis

    I recieved the still the workmanship is excellent would recomend

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Pictures do not describe the beauty of this puppy, my fiance’ is an art major and once she saw it hooked up immediately started on a project with photography. Aside from the visual aspects, all welds look nice and clean, the protective finish is smooth and gives it a vintage look… Will be doing a cleaning run on her to see how she purs…. Thanks HS!!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Marcinko

    Update 6/24/12 – with a few minor modifications, I now have a 95% output on the first run:) Great still!

    When I received my flute and assembled it the tower looked crooked about 15 degrees. After talking with Mike, I measured and determined that the tower is perfect and square and that the issue is with the expansion collar and the some of the teflon seals are out of tolerance. Mike is sending out a replacement expansion collar and new seals for the entire flute. Great after sales customer service. I will definitely keep doing business with Hillbillystills.com
    Thanks Mike

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr B

    This is an awesome unit! The pictures do not do it justice. It makes a *commanding* presence when set up – remember, it’s a whopping 4″ dia column. After a short shipping interval it arrived in three very well packed/protected boxes. There was a tally sheet so everything was easy to account for. You notice the build quality of each piece as you unpack it and the entire unit sets up quickly. I pre-built a mobile stand for mine which adds 5″ height so I’m on my tip-toes for the upper condenser connection (it is big). When you get it together and gaze up and down upon it you can’t help but grin. From the shiny stainless kettle to the gorgeous harmony of the brass on copper sight glasses back down to the dangling parrot ready to go. While I still have to do my power connection and initial cleaning run I can’t wait to see all the bubbling and frothing going on inside when she gets cooking. My recommendation – Do it! IMHO you won’t deal with a nicer group of people anywhere.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Davison

    For anyone wanting to purchase a still, the pictures do not do justice. The quality and the pride is clearly visible. This is a one of a kind that takes 14 weeks, but is well worth the wait. Customer service is excellent!!!!! At any given time If I had a question I was always able to talk with Mike or Matt ( The Owners) I researched for over a year to find the best product and Hillbilly stills is clearly hands down the best around. World wide. The youtube video’s speak for themselves. You will be amazed at the craftsmanship.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hey mike we got this 6 plate running 188 proof today. Kick ass and taken names. Lol. Using your 48 hour turbo yeast where getting 20% too. Plus thanks to Amiee we have are funnel set up on are new 26 gal hillbilly stills tank. Bet grandpa is dancing a jig some where. Lol

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Meisenburg

    Love the still – the work done on the still is awesome!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eddie B

    Been distilling for 6 years and have tried many different units both purchased and home built. This is by far the best I’ve used and EASY to operate with basic knowledge. The accompanying “HOW TO” video takes you step by step and misses absolutely NOTHING. Take my advise before you waste a lot of $$$, go with these guys, QUALITY, SUPPORT AND OUTPUT

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    When i was buying this column there were only reviews from customers who had set up the column and said how shiney it looked. I wanted to know how it ran and the one review that was two stars worried me.

    I have done quite a few runs with this column and it is Excellent. I have never had any problems with the heating element or otherwise. The controller responds by adjusting output within a second. The valves for dephlag and condenser respond with output in 3-5 minites.

    It is very possible to repeat runs and get a consistent product out of this still.
    The manual says 240V with a 30A breaker. I run 240V and 20A. It works but takes a bit longer to get full reflux going. Still heats up in about 50min then another 50 to get into a full reflux running at 19A. It produces 93% really easily with a steady stream.

    Two 50 gallon barrels with ice are the bare minimum I need to cool this still for a run. I worked it out to be about 4$ in electricity per run.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    darrell clingman

    Just received by turnkey set up, and it looks great. Yes, it took a while for the 6 plate flute – more than four months – but it IS a work of art. Compare to what else is out there, these guys are craftsmen. And it hooks together so smartly.

    Support your fellow Jeffersonian Patriots,and entrepreneurs and buy Hillbilly Stills.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron Biesold

    This is truly a work of art. I hate to leave it in my shop, i feel i should bring it in the house and put it on display. It was worth the wait to get it.
    I was disappointed to find that the heater was not shipped with my order. After waiting 20 weeks I was ready to get started then to find out I will have to wait still longer for the heater.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Quality wish it didn’t take so long but I’m sure it is worth the wait great workmanship

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Like everything Hillbilly Stills sells, the turnkey six plate still is a true work of art, it took a long time to get it but if you are waiting for yours, you will be so happy when you get it.
    Can’t say enough how satisfied I am with this company, a truly first class operation.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Len Glass

    it looks like what we expected. hope it works as good as it looks. little shipping damage I think we can fix.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Shipped well, arrived before it was scheduled to and in great shape. Workmanship looks great, here’s hoping it does not have leaks we will now soon enough. Thanks Hillbilly…

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jake Hendon

    Although I have yet to run my still, I would like to take a moment to say thank you for the quality work that you have put into this fine piece of equipment. Also, the DVD included for instillation and setup was a great addition as well. I hope to soon develop my craft, and hopefully get a chance to come visit you all before upgrading and taking this to the next level. Keep up the good work and I wish you all much success.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mario Ramey

    It sucked to hear it would take 23 weeks to receive my 6 plate still. With that said it said a lot about the time put into the product and the demand for such a piece of equipment. I got my two week notice for the still at 13 weeks and received it at 14 weeks to the day. Not bad gentleman. Wasn’t prepared for early delivery so I wasn’t prepared with the in’s and out I.E. Wash, so I haven’t used it but she’s got a pretty smile and I can’t wait.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg McAllister

    So happy we could pick up this beauty at the recent ACDA Meeting in Denver, since we had just ordered one and didn’t have to wait for the unit or the satisfaction of operating it.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philip Holt

    I couldn’t be happier w the construction and quality of this still. First class machining!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Received the package from UPS in good condition. The DVD with instructions was well done – but I suggest making the video so that a person can fast forward to the different parts of it. I had to let it replay from the beginning a few times so I could watch and re-watch a couple parts of the set-up instructions.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Hillbilly Stills 26 gallon six plate still is an absolute work of art, so much more impressive in person, photos do not do it justice. Packaging was first class, and well protected.
    If your looking for a professional and impressive still, I would highly recommend this still. Awesome!!!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Question – Can you still use propane to heat? I assume so but am curious if anyone has tried it.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this Hillbilly Stills 26 Gallon Six Plate still! It is truly a work of art and worth the wait. The craftsmanship is nothing less than phenomenal. Mine required a 4 month wait as advertised but I see that time has been cut down for new customers. It is definitely worth the wait for those of you on the fence. Thanks Hillbilly Stills! I am a very happy customer.

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