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My still does not seem to heat up as indicated in the instructions

Check that the correct element has been installed.

  • 5 litre Stills should have SS1000 stamped on them.
  • 25 litre Stills and 3 in 1 Fermenters should have SS1380 stamped on them.
  • Elements for use in the USA are not round but have a definite kink in them.

If the wrong element is fitted it would either take longer or shorter to heat up. Here is a rough guide to ascertain that the element is working properly .

  • A 5 litre still it should take 35 minutes to heat up and start distilling.
  • A 25 litre Still it should take about 1 hour 25 minutes.