Standard Copper Parrots Beak

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)



Copper Proofing Beak

A proofing parrots beak gets its name from the shape of the mechanism, which resembles a bird with a large beak. The name may be funny, but this tool is for moonshiners who are serious about the ABV production of their spirits.

No single proofing parrots beak is the same when you shop at Hill Billy Stills. Each copper proofing beak is individually crafted, and each one is unique. Because each product is a little different, yours may not be exactly the same as the picture seen here. But rest assured that each one is made from high-quality copper. There is a 2 to 4 week build time on this item.

How to Measure Alcohol Content in Moonshine

Wondering what a copper proofing beak does? A proofing parrots beak holds an alcoholmeter while collecting and cooling the distilled alcohol as it comes out of the still. This allows the distiller to get a highly accurate reading of the ABV in real time as the spirits are coming out.

The product seen here is a standard size parrots beak for distilling and is built to fit alcoholmeters that are 5/8 inch in diameter. You must allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. These are made to order after the purchase is placed, but trust us when we say that it will definitely be worth the wait!

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 19 x 12 x 4 in

18 reviews for Standard Copper Parrots Beak

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Yael Sidi

    nicely packed but expensive..

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronald Montgomery

    Yes it costs more that you could build. Why not let some one else build it and do excellent job at a fair price. Works great, looks great.
    Yes I would recommend.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This parrots beak surpassed all my expectations. I am very confident that this will be the perfect addition to my equiptment and will greatly improve my ability to make my cuts at the levels I need.Thumbs up to the Hillbilly Stills Team.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I couldn’t make one this nice for this price. Great quality, craftsmanship, and professional personal service. You can’t go wrong with these guys.
    When I rate stuff I start with the highest possible score and work my way down. I can’t find any reason not to score them 5 stars.
    This wasn’t my first Hillbilly Stills purchase and it won’t be my last.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    packed very securely, fast shipping, it was beyond my expectations !!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Duffy Patrick

    Great job guys!

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Donald Walters Jr

    THE GOOD it works it doze not leak and the finish is ok for a high production item.

    the bad the output tube has a been in it mid way.


    SOME GOOD NEWS I’m a Retired Millright/Machinist i can fix things And yes I would Buy it again

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    gene herdman

    Really nice product and exstreamly nice and fast service

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Norton

    Worked great just what I needed makes the process so much quicker Great construction no frills just works!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Much heavier and sturdier than I expected, very stable, excellent workmanship. It had a few dings in the copper “cups” incurred no doubt in rough handling, but just a bit of gentle percussive adjustment with a ball-peen hammer smoothed it all out beautifully.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Dear sir, My parrrots beak came in today and i am really happy with the results.Quality work on the design, and it looks like a work of art. Keep up the good work. thank;s again Danny

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    William J. Davis

    This proofing parrot is very well made & great to use.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Piece of art, looks and works great. Fast shipping

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oliver Mulligan

    You couldn’t make one yourself as good or for the money.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phillip Day

    Beautifully made, nice conversation piece that is functional as well.
    Great people to deal with, a real pleasure and very helpful.

  16. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great product. Beautifully constructed. Minor issues: Shipping box was pretty well beat up when it arrived and there was a small dent in the outlet tube. And the outlet tube itself is dead straight vs. curved as it’s shown on the website. Just doesn’t look quite as nice.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    12/2015 received in perfect condition. Better than I ever imagined. I have never been disappointed with anything fir Hillbilly Stills. Thanks

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Munden

    Fast delivery. Very nice and helpful to deal with at Hillbilly Stills. Great practical Products at a reasonable price. I can see the pride they take in the workmanship. I am very pleased with them and will buy from them for all of my distilling needs.

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