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Turbo 500 (T500) Still with Stainless Condenser - Starter Kit

All you need to get started making fantastic spirits & liqueurs. You will not find a better value for money kit anywhere.

This will make 10 x 75cl bottles of 40% ABV liquor. Once the starter pack has been purchased each additional batch will cost approx. £2.30 a bottle.

Availability: In stock


SKU: ss99001



Product Description


Turbo 500 Still

We are now stocking the new & improved T500.

Operating the T500 is now easier than ever thanks to the fact there is only one thermometer to keep an eye on. The new design thermometer (complete with stainless steel probe) on the T500 measures the output temperature only, as there is no need for an inlet (top) thermometer.

All you need to get started making fantastic spirits & liqueurs. You will not find a better value for money kit anywhere.

In our opinion the T500 is the finest piece of equipment we have seen for the small producer. The quality of the alcohol is exceptional. It still benefits from treatment through an Inline Filter. This increases the taste quality and removes further impurities.

This product bears the CE marking and conforms to the EU Directives

The machine is capable of distilling 25 litres of wash in one go and is superb for essential oil extraction, fuel ethanol production or alcohol distillation (a license is required in UK).

The main reason for the exceptional quality is the water flow is controlled at all points. It’s therefore essential to get a controlled water supply into the column. This is why a tap connector is used. The connector should be fitted to a tap with a screw thread or one with an aerator (after the aerator disc has been removed). Alternatively, you can purchase a 20mm BSP adapter for the flow controller which will allow you to connect it to a washing machine fitting or tap with an external (male) thread. If this can't be done we can supply a rubber end as a final option. This needs to be ordered separately. As we said earlier, the reason the quality is so good is that we fully control the outlet water temperature by careful restriction of the water flow.

This will make 10 x 75cl bottles of 40% ABV liquor. Once the kit has been purchased each additional batch will cost approx £2.30 a bottle.

If bought separately, the components of the T500 starter kit would cost over £605.00!

Equipment Included

  • 1 x Turbo 500 Still with stainless steel lid & column
  • 1 x Spiritworks Granular Carbon Filter, complete with 2x 10 Litre Buckets and all neccessary fittings. (See below for details).
  • 2 x 30 Litre Food Grade Plastic Buckets with Lids & Grommets & Airlocks
  • 1 x Mixing Spoon or Paddle
  • 1 x Hydrometer with Trial Case. (Case can be used to hold liquid, so the hydrometer can then be dropped in to take a reading)
  • 1 x Thermometer
  • 1 x Auto Siphon with anti sediment end, tap end and bucket clip (for transferring the liquor to other containers and bottling)
  • 1 x Jug (Very useful for mixing Spirits & Liqueurs)
  • 1 x Spirit Hydrometer (For testing the amount of Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
  • 1 x DVD on making your own Wine, Beer & Spirit


  • 1 x Classic Turbo Yeast & Carbon
  • 1 x Pure Turbo Yeast
  • 2 x Turbon Carbon
  • 2 x Turbo Clear
  • 1 x Classic Whisky (sachet)
  • 1 x Classic Brandy (sachet)
  • 1 x Classic Gin (sachet)
  • 1 x Classic Bourbon (sachet)
  • 1 x Classic Rum (sachet)
  • 1 x Copper Saddles (in column)
  • 1 x 30g Ceramic Boil Enhancers
  • 1 x 50ml Distilling Conditioner
  • 1 x Stainless Steel Saddles (in column)
  • 1 x 100g Steriliser


  • Produces 95% yield at 93% purity.
  • Easy to use.
  • Stops producing when alcohol exhausted.
  • The ultimate home distillation unit.


  • Faucet Adapter for ease of water flow adjustment.
  • 25 litre boiler with 2kw integrated element.
  • Boil dry reset.
  • Thermal cut out fuse.
  • Waste discharge tap.

Spiritworks Granular Carbon Filter - Contents

  • 1 x Aluminium Tube with 2 ends with washers.
  • 1 x Stainless Mess Filter support.
  • 2 x 10litre buckets with lids and a tap.
  • 1 x One length of siphon tube.
  • 1 x Filter Paper.
  • 1 x Funnel.
  • 1 x PTFE Tape.
  • 1 x 1kg of Granular Carbon.

The Filter is designed to clean the alcohol after distillation and remove off flavours and smells which can happen in the process. For the filtration to work effectively it's essential the strength of the alcohol that needs treating is between 40-50% ABV. Please dilute your alcohol to be within this range before starting.

Further Information

Extracting Essential Oils: The T500 can also be used for the creation of Essential Oils. If you would like to learn more please see the 'Guides & Videos' above.

Distillation: For information regarding the distillation of alcohol using this still in the UK please see our UK Disclaimer Page.

You'll find the 'Distillers Conditioner & Ceramic Beads' packed inside the the T500 column.


ExcellentReview by Maciej
Great starter kit, easy to use. (Posted on 07/02/2016)
ExcellentReview by Maciek
Easy to use. I am recommending this starter kit. (Posted on 03/02/2016)
Brilliant - all you need for a startReview by Maciej
Perfect starter kit. I didn't have any knowledge about distilling whatsoever, but now I'm making decent alcohol. (Posted on 30/09/2015)
ExcellentReview by True Brew
I purchased my Ultimate kit earlier this year and have done many runs with it since then. I have been brewing AG beer for the past 20 years and was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to use the T500 straight out of the box. In the interest of honesty I did find Still Spirits claim that the t500 does not produce heads or tails was misleading. Even within the prescribed 50-65 degree range the t500 produces nail varnish-like heads right through the run when run in the low 50\'s and funky smelling tails when run up toward 65 but I guess you can put that down to learning and if you do get heads or tails you can always run them through again at a more friendly temp and problem solved. I found between 58-62 degrees is the absolute sweet spot and gives excellent clean results. Overall the t500 is an excellent beginners unit that is easy to assemble, very easy to use and by enlarge delivers the yields and quality the manufacturer claims. 93% ABV from a single pass. Superb. Well done Still Spirits.
(Posted on 10/09/2015)
WowReview by Steady Eddy
Follow the excellent instructions given by Lovebrewing. And WOW! (Posted on 19/02/2015)
excellentReview by cozzy
To good to be true (Posted on 26/01/2015)

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UK Delivery

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We prefer to remain transparent with regards to shipping costs and endeavour to offer the best possible rates in these cases.

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We ship to the following EU Countries. Rates are per box (up to 30kg per box) and are inclusive of VAT.

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International Freight Forwarding Companies

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