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Does anybody here have experience using an air still to distill alcohol for plant extracts, tinctures or essential oils? I understand the limitations of these kits are that they're only capable of distilling small amounts which aren't considered particularly practical for producing spirits for consumption but the smaller amounts needed for tinctures seem to make this a worthwhile thing, particularly given how difficult it is to otherwise obtain high proof without methanol contaminants.

 

Anybody ventured down this road?

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Off-topic but maybe still relevant, the manufacturer of "bubble bags" claims they can be used to extract essences from almost any plant material, using nothing but ice-water, agitation and serial filtration. 

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Technically, you'd need a licence (in Australia, but not New Zealand) to produce even the limited quantities of pure alcohol you require?

 

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From what i hear air stills produce quite low quality alcohol. I have a Turbo 500 reflux and I get around 94% of smooth spirit.  Very easy to use.

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