Poli Museo della Grappa

Poli Grappa Museum




Artisan still

The marc is distilled by means of a still. The still used in the artisan distillation is the discontinuous type: at the end of every boiling of the marc, the cycle must be interrupted and the pot emptied and then refilled with other new marc. The discontinuous cycle still can be of three types depending on the way of warming up the marc: direct... GO
Artisan still

The direct-fire still

This traditional and almost disappeared still consists of a copper pot of medium or small capacity with a mouth for adding the marc and a capital at the top. This in turn is connected to a tube, called gooseneck, to make the vapours flow into a coil immersed in cold water and be condensed. The copper pot used to contain the marc is placed in a... GO
The direct-fire still

The bain-marie or double boiler still

As the name implies, this still uses the very old bain-marie or double boiler method, taking its name from the invention attributed to the alchemist Maria Giudea, traditionally identified with Myriam, the sister of Moses.In this case, the boiler has a double wall; in the interspace there is steam or very hot water which heats the marc placed... GO
The bain-marie or double boiler still

The steam still

This still dates back to around the mid-19th century and is certainly the most widely used today for making Grappa in an artisan way. It consists of a series of copper pots inside which the marc is put on perforated copper baskets, thus preventing it from being squashed due to the weight. An adjustable flow of steam is gently blown at the ... GO
The steam still

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