GENIO Still 50/100/250/500 series

GENIO stills are ideal for the production of high alcohol content spirits such as vodkas, as well as rich tasting and aromatic gins, rums, whiskies and brandies. In comparison to the more traditional manually operated column plate stills, the performance of GENIO stills is unapproachable in terms of efficiency, speed, size, product purity, and ease of operation. The procedure for operating the GENIO still consists of:

  1. Pouring the wash into the boiler (20 to 500 liters– depending on the model)
  2. Connecting the cooling water input and output
  3. Turning on the power
  4. Placing collection vessels next to the still
  5. Selecting the desired distillation parameters from a touch screen computer
  6. Selecting START

Subsequent steps in spirit production will be overseen by the computer automatically with accuracy unreachable by human control. GENIO currently in a league of its own, without any real competition.

Through the state of the art distillation column design and computer controlled needle valve, GENIO series stills are able to achieve distillates in excess of 95% ABV from first to last drop, with minimal transfer of flavour and aromatic properties, in order to produce pure and clean tasting spirits ideal for production of vodka or neutral spirit for subsequent production of gin.

To obtain taste and aroma rich products in the production of Gins, Whiskies, Rums and Brandies, the GENIO series still offers Simple Pot Still Distillation mode, which reduces the amount of reflux occurring in the relatively short column and hence minimizes the number of theoretical distillations. The operation of the still in the Simple Pot Still Distillation mode provides the operator with full manual control in order to hand craft their spirit using their intuition and expertise with minimal reliance on GENIO’s distilling intelligence.

GENIO series stills are versatile, as they can produce pure and clean tasting spirits in excess of 95% ABV through GENIO’s distilling intelligence, or taste rich products with as much hands on control as desired by the most demanding artisan distillers.

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  1. Top temperature sensor
  2. Column head (Dephlegmator)
  3. Needle valve compartment
  4. Column head temperature
  5. Touch screen computer
  6. Stabilization temperature sensor
  7. Cooling chamber
  8. Filter inlet solenoid
  9. Heads solenoid
  10. Filter
  11. Rectification column
  12. Filter drain solenoid
  13. Copper basket
  14. Bottom temperature sensor
  15. Tank pressure sensor
  16. Tank inlet
  17. Batch level indicator
  18. Power regulator
  19. Tank
  20. Tank temperature sensor
  21. Heating element
  22. Batch drain valve
  23. Larger column adapter from 2″ to 4″
  24. Jacket inlet and vent
  25. Jacket oil level sensor
  26. Tank jacket
  27. Jacket temperature sensor
  28. Jacket drain valve

The tank is the ethanol vapour generator and plays a key role for the entire distilling process. Excessive amounts of vapor may lead to blockage of the column (column flooding), whereas a small amount of vapor leads to instability and a very inefficient operation of the column.

We offer:

  • DIRECTLY HEATED TANKS – the electric heating element(s) are placed directly in the batch. This type of heating is intended for batches without solids. The liquid poured into the tank must be clean and clarified. Our heating elements are made using Stainless Steel Alloy 316L.
  • OIL JACKETED TANKS – the tank is positioned inside another tank with a jacket, which is filled with special oil to provide optimal transfer of heat energy from the electrically heated oil in the jacket to the interior tank wall. For safety purposes, it is a pressure-less jacket system. This type of tank allows heating of batches with solids, without the risk of scorching. As an additional option, you can order an agitator, which will further increase the efficiency of distillation for batches with solids.
  • AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF HEATING POWER – a brand new feature for our GENIO stills is the automatic adjustment of heating power during the distillation process for maximum efficiency associated with time and energy consumption. Through pressure and temperature sensors, the algorithm based software analyzes the vapours present in the column versus the column production capacity, and continuously adjusts the amount of heat applied to the batch. The computer makes sure the process is carried out with the greatest possible efficiency, and at the same time monitors for excess vapors so that flooding of the column does not occur.

Heating power can also be adjusted manually during the process if desired.

The rectification column is in principle the most important component of the still. It is because the column uses Spiral Prismatic Packing (“SPP”) and the processes occurring within it that we get pure and concentrated distillate of up to 96% ABV. One should always remember that the quality and cleanliness of the SPP has a large effect on the distilled product. The use of SPP allows us to minimize the size of the still, reducing operating costs, while obtaining maximum amount of distillate.

In the GENIO Still 50 / 100 series – SPP is made of stainless steel wire with a diameter of 0.18 mm and the prismatic rings have a diameter of 4.3 x 4.3 mm. SPP is improved packing originally derived from Raschig rings, and currently provides the best column packing material available with regards to the density of packing material and relation to passing vapor resistance. Thanks to a column with a height of 120 cm we are able to obtain 30 theoretical plates or HETP’s (Height Equivalent to a Theoretical Plate).

In the GENIO Still 250 / 500 series – standard packing consists of ceramic Raschig rings (size 10 x 10 mm). There is an option to upgrade to Large SS SPP (9 x 9 mm). Packing material dimensions and properties were specifically selected in relation to the expected amount of vapor to be generated from the tank, the diameter of the column, the column height, and passing vapor resistance.

For GENIO Still 250 / 500 – we offer two packing solutions:

  • Ceramic Raschig rings – provide about 18-24 theoretical plates (HETP), which allows us to obtain pure alcohol of over 95% ABV, but also appropriate for taste rich products if pot still distillation mode is selected.
  • Large SS SPP (Large Stainless Steel Spiral Prismatic Packing) – provides a larger field of exchange – cleaning – with less resistance to passing vapors. With Large SS SPP we can obtain production of spirits with the highest purity and concentration of up to 96.5% ABV (inside the column, we are able to obtain 25 to 30 theoretical plates). The increased number of theoretical plates can will result in a very clean distillate with minimal flavours and aromas.

The next operational segment of the column still is the column head (dephlegmator). This is our exclusive innovation in the GENIO Series of Stills. Thanks to the inventive column head design, minimum cooling water is required to condense the ethanol vapor back into a liquid. It should be noted, that with the column head height of only 30 cm, it can even cool vapor produced with heating power of up to 25 kW. The aftercooler is a shelving system required for proper stabilization of the column and the production of pure ethanol.

The column head works together with the automatic needle valve. Utilizing the latest technology and the best materials available, we have achieved the ability with almost “surgical” precision in controlling the flow of distillate, which is a necessary condition to receive pure alcohol from the first to the last drop. This allows us to distinguish ourselves from the competition, as it is unavailable in any of our competitors’ stills.

The whole system of column head and needle valve control to obtain reflux is computer controlled by our proprietary software. It is this design that puts us at the forefront of distilling equipment manufacturers.

The remaining elements serve to increase automation, increase product quality and maximize the effectiveness of the still. The design and construction of each element was accompanied by the following guideline – the component is to be efficient and effective – just like the whole still. Each component in the still has to create many opportunities of use for the individual operator of the GENIO Still.

For example, carbon filter is an element which will not harm the product, but can only make it better in the production of clear spirits. Of course, this element can be omitted, it only serves to broaden the possibilities of using GENIO series stills.

The last master “module” of control and automation, is our “jewel in the crown”. It consists of six digital temperature sensors, two pressure sensors, flow sensor, liquid level sensor, four solenoids, stepper motor, heating from 5000 watts to 18,000 watts.

The still’s automation is based on direction obtained from our computer with algorithm enabled proprietary software. An automated distillation run is performed in the following manner – fill the tank with your batch, turn on the program parameters and leave the still alone. The entire process will be carried out automatically.

Electronic components (circuit boards) are custom produced based on individual orders according to our technical drawings by companies specializing in producing electronic components for global brands.

GENIO software is unique, a one of a kind product that is only compatible with GENIO Series Stills – the concept for the software was the result of distilling knowledge, but the algorithms and methods to control the automation are the result of hundreds of hours of testing and trials. It is essentially the collected “essence” of the entire distilling experience. Our software and algorithm is the part of our intellectual property that cannot be “replicated” and it is the “flagship” of our company.

We believe to be the only still manufacturer that will offer the possibility of trading in your previously purchased GENIO still when buying a newer or larger version. Our stills come with a 24-month written warranty, which includes couriering replacement parts and requesting the return of the defective component. We provide sales and after-sales service by personnel with specialization in distilling, and who work out of an operational distillery showroom located in each region of the world.

GENIO Still 50

GENIO Still 50 (13 US gallons) is ideal for small batch distillation and intended for recipe development of all types of alcohols. The still comes ready to be plugged into an electrical power outlet and connected to a water source. The still is appropriate for a wide range of audiences, starting with individuals new to distilling, in which case the display on the touch screen will allow them to learn the various settings throughout an automated distillation run, as well as for experienced distillers wanting to develop a recipe on a smaller scale, either in manual or automated mode, which they can later replicate on a larger GENIO still for mass production.

0,5 l/h (0.7 gal/h)
Achievable production output

0L (13 gal)
Tank operating capacity
0% ABV
From first to last dropt

Additional options:

  • Copper Basket 50
  • Larger column adapter 2″ to 4″
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GENIO Still 100

GENIO Still 100 (26 US gallons) differs from GENIO Still 50 (13 US gallons) only in tank capacity, which provides cost savings associated with electricity use. The still is ideal for small batch distillation and intended for recipe development of all types of alcohol. The still comes ready to be plugged into an electrical power outlet and connected to a water source. The still is appropriate for a wide range of audiences, starting with individuals new to distilling, in which case the display on the touch screen will allow them to learn the various settings throughout an automated distillation run, as well as for experienced distillers wanting to develop a recipe on a smaller scale, either in manual or automated mode, which they can later replicate on a larger GENIO still for mass production.

0,5 l/h (0.7 gal/h)
Achievable production output

0L (26 gal)
Tank operating capacity
0% ABV
From first to last dropt

Additional options:

  • Copper Basket 100
  • Larger column adapter 2″ to 4″
See it in our store

GENIO Still 250

GENIO Still 250 (66 US gallons) is a complete distillation unit designed for distilleries engaged in the production of alcohol for commercial purposes. The still in this case requires more floor space and increased power consumption. Please verify the specifications table to determine suitability or contact your regional GENIO representative.

The still is equipped with all necessary components. The customer only needs to provide the electrical power source and cooling water.

0,0 l/h (3.7 gal/h)
Achievable production output

0L (65 gal)
Tank operating capacity
0% ABV
From first to last dropt

Additional options:

  • Large SS SPP
See it in our store

GENIO Still 500

GENIO Still 500 (132 US gallons) differs from GENIO Still 250 (65 US gallons) only in tank capacity, which provides cost savings associated with electricity use. The still in this case requires more floor space and increased power consumption. Please verify the specifications table to determine suitability or contact your regional GENIO representative.

The still is equipped with all necessary components. The customer only needs to provide the electrical power source and cooling water.

0,0 l/h (4.2 gal/h)
Achievable production output

0L (132 gal)
Tank operating capacity
0% ABV
From first to last dropt

Additional options:

  • Large SS SPP
See it in our store

GENIO Still 50

3 700
  • Production: 2,5 l/h (0.7 gal)
  • Tank capacity: 50L (13 gal)
  • ABV: 95%

GENIO Still 100

4 300
  • Production: 2,5 l/h (0.7 gal)
  • Tank capacity: 100L (26 gal)
  • ABV: 95%

GENIO Still 250

9 200
  • Production: 14,5 l/h (3.7 gal)
  • Tank capacity: 250L (65 gal)
  • ABV: 95%

GENIO Still 500

10 400
  • Production: 16,5 l/h (4.2 gal)
  • Tank capacity: 500L (132 gal)
  • ABV: 95%