New and Improved spirit maker home distiller (ships Dec. 1)

Rated 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)


The Spirit maker/Water distiller home distiller is a 1.05 USG (4L) stainless steel electric distilling unit that is specifically manufactured for distilling alcohol.


Ships by December 1st
The Spirit maker home distiller is a 1.05 USG (4L) stainless steel electric distilling unit that is specifically manufactured for distilling alcohol. This 320 watt model is designed for distilling ethanol or essential oils.
The lower wattage element vaporizes the alcohol before the water. The Spirit maker home distiller is still capable of distilling water but will take a little longer than the standard 565 watt water distillation model.  Alcohol distillation takes an hour to produce about one quart (750 mL) of 60-65% ABV ethanol (assuming starting with a 18% Hillbilly Stills turbo-yeast).  Switch off the unit when you have collected 2 quarts (1.5 L) of alcohol.  If you continue to run the unit, the quality and output of the alcohol will be greatly diminished.
The unit will automatically switch itself off when the boiling vessel is empty.
Dimensions (approximate): H: 24″ (61 cm) D: 9″ (23 cm).
Add a bag of Hillbilly Stills Turbo Yeast or the fermenter starter kit and you will have everything you need to get started! You can also find recipes for moonshine and other spirit under the resource tab of our website. Also be sure and check out our Still Talk forum and join the conversation.
This unit is in stock and ready to ship!

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 16 in

13 reviews for New and Improved spirit maker home distiller (ships Dec. 1)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    michael kyler

    The distiller that i got was shipped fast and
    it works great. I give this a 5 star

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    My order was shipped very fast, and arrived when promised. I have been using it all weekend and it performs just as described, I had a bunch of wine go south on me (wrong yeast) so I’ve been running that thru the machine.
    This is a perfect little gizmo for someone who would like to start a new hobby but doesn’t want to sink a whole bunch of money into it at start up.
    The first runs produce a product around 40%, which is respectable for a table-top distiller.
    Over all, I am satisfied with the purchase and the vendor and will continue to use both for a while to come!
    Thanks guys!

    PS. I had looked around the net for this product before purchasing and Hillbilly Stills was BY FAR the cheapest, by a hundred dollars in some cases!!!

    PPS. The reason I did not rate this at 5 stars is; on the web description it says to stop after 2 quarts, but reading the enclosed instructions it says to stop after 1 quart. . . no big deal really.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hells bells….

    Device was promptly shipped and performed perfectly.
    Thanks !!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for the swift shipping of my distiller! The unit was packed great and arrived in good condition. This distiller is better than I anticipated. The quality and operation exceeded my expectation. Heating the mash ahead of time was helpful, as the unit takes up to an hour to start dripping, and I was impatient. Thanks again!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    My wife bought me this for my birthday about two months ago. I have used it about a dozen times and have a pretty good idea of it’s capabilities and limitations. First and foremost – it is as easy to use as the other reviews say. It is great for making basic vodka, but I have also found it to be great for “redistilling” infused vodka to make home made gin. I have been playing around with different infusions and times but in general it is as simple as soaking my vodka in juniper and some other spices to taste, and then distilling

    I am sure that many “pro” home distillers will turn up their nose and my little still but I have to say that for my purposes this is the perfect still. Because it is small and simple, I use it often (something I don’t think I would have the time to do with a larger conventional still.) Also since the batches are so small it is easy to play around with recipes to find things I really enjoy drinking.

  6. Rated 1 out of 5

    Brent Clark

    seems like a sturdy well built piece of equipment,took over 2 hours to do first cleaning process per instructions,leaving top off. going to use tomorrow 7/24/2014.Will type review after use.Not happy at all tried distilling water,boiled out around [email protected] and around seal,water run right down on the cord plug ins!scary,unplug let cool the 20 minutes open and gasket falls off into the water!want my almost $300.00 back

    Please give us a call at 270-334-3400 so we can address your problem. Thanks!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Green

    it is everything I expected it to be

  8. Rated 4 out of 5


    Little gadget works fine. Heating mash on stove a must for speeding up the process. After your first four shots are thrown away, I got a quart that registers 100 proof. I thought the alcohol content would be a tad higher. I called and was told this is about all it will produce. Want stronger, get a bigger unit I guess. Worth $225 as a starter unit!

    • Mike Haney

      When you get enough product to redistill you can do a second run. your proof will come up then..

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronald Williams

    I absolutely love this little tabletop distiller. It is the perfect size for all sorts of experimenting. It works exactly as described so far.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hillbilly Stills people are thd best i’ve ever had the good fortune to deal with☺☺

    Their is none more honest.BAR -NONE…Bigmac

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat mahon

    Came quickly….have not had the time to use for the first time. Am trying to educate self on the entire process.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    works well. thank you!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thinking of buying,I’m curious how it condenses the spirits back to a liquid? reading the reviews, its just a plug and play. no need for ice or water?

    • Mike Haney

      yes it is a simple plug and play. it has its own condensing unit inside.

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