Ideal for pot stills (but works well with a reflux still too), with their lower capability of reducing impurities - or indeed anytime you want to produce the cleanest possible wash.
So why not always use the new VodkaStar turbo then? Well the extreme purity comes at a cost - fermentation will be slower than normal for most turbos. A typical fermentation time is 5-6 days but occasionally you may see even a few days longer.
It will produce normal alcohol, i.e. around 14%.
Tolerates high temperatures It has another interesting property - although that wasnt exactly what we developed it to do; It performs very well at extreme (high) temperatures. Compared to most other turbos out there, the VodkaStar will actually produce a good moonshine wash even at ambient temperatures of 35C.
When to use it.
When a very pure wash is required - i.e. mainly if you use a pot still which doesnt separate out impurities as well as a reflux still. We originally developed it for all the pot still users out there but Pot Still Turbo is such a boring name and it does have some interesting use even for reflux still users or indeed even as a high alcohol kit (making moonshine without distillation).
It can also be well worth experimenting with this turbo + a reflux still and using less than normal activated carbon which should turn out cheaper for the same quality.
As a high alcohol kit; This turbo is the best in the Alcotec range if you wish to use your wash with essences directly without any distilling. You may still want to experiment with using activated carbon though (check out our liquid carbon solution due to be released in 2004).