(250) 713-6530
  • Is Owning a Still Legal?

    Yes, owning a still is legal; however there are some products that it is not legal to make with the still in your own home, such as spirits or high proof alcohol (whisky, rye, rum etc)
  • Can I start my own business selling alcohol I make with a still?

    It is not legal to make any form of alcohol in Canada for the purpose of re-selling to the general public without a Distillers license. Please check government rules and regulations.
  • If I can’t make spirits with a still, what can I make?

    Although distilling spirits is not legal in Canada, you can still make terrific wines, beer & even essential oils with a still. they will also turn swamp water into drinking water For more information on the use of stills please check out Big Bert’s Magic Corner (Link to blog) or contact us.
  • What are your refund policies?

    If the product does not perform as advertised you can return it for a full refund within 30 days. You must pay return shipping costs.
  • How easy is it to assemble a still?

    Assembly is very easy however there are many different ways to assemble a still. There are many terrific resources throughout our site that can help you or email Big Bert with any questions. We will be happy to reply within 24 hours.
  • Is Big Bert really a cat??

    Bert is a mean, nasty, 22lb rat eating cat who knows more about running a still than the owner. Big Bert is the fool writing this.
  • Is Shipping Included?

    No. Shipping will be calculated at time of purchase. Please contact us for a quote.
  • Where do you ship to?

    We ship to all of Canada. Please call 1 (250) 713-6530 or use our Order form for a custom quote.
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    Simply send me a request via email to We will need to create a username and password for your account.
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  • How do I make a payment for my equipment?

    Payments are accepted via Paypal. You will be sent an invoice from our Paypal account to your email address, then you simply input your credit card through Paypals' secure servers.
  • What happens with my information when I've made a payment?

    Because Payment is only accepted through Paypal's secure servers, no personally identifiable information is retained on Broken Oar's website or servers. Only the non personally identifiable information required for Governmental and taxation purposes will be retained.