Building an Ethanol Still

A few years ago, when gas prices were exorbitant, I started to build my own Ethanol Still. In light of the global energy crisis, I figured that being able to produce my own fuel was a useful endeavor. Creating ethanol fuel requires distilling corn (or other vegetables/fruits) and extracting its potential liquid energy. I did some research on the web and discovered the Charles 803.
I bought plans and began building the still. I’ve put this project on hold for now but perhaps one day I’ll complete it. Until then, here are some pictures of the project:

Laying out the copper pipe
Reducer coupling between reflux and boiler
Cutting the main copper pipe
Drilling out the boiler
Drilling out the boiler
Boiler section
Boiler section
Boiler section
The ethanol still
The ethanol still
The reflux column)

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