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Re: water distiller

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  • thepiro
    As most on list know, I am an exponent of the Easystill which is depicted in Ken Mc s post. This is basically a very well made water distiller that has been
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 5, 2008
      As most on list know, I am an exponent of the Easystill which is
      depicted in Ken Mc's post. This is basically a very well made water
      distiller that has been altered to distil alcohol.

      The main alteration is the heating element which on the water running
      unit is set at 500w, but on the alcohol running unit runs at round
      about 300w.

      There are other alterations as well, so I would only purchase one
      from a specialist home brew shop.

      If you run a sugar washes and use essences following the Easystill
      guidelines you will get a passable product, but if you read my
      previous posts on the subject, with a bit of work you will produce
      some really good stuff.

      As yet I have not tried running a proper grain wash through my system
      and will report back when I have, good or bad.

      I have found this still to be a good entry level to our hobby, some
      day I will get a proper still, but the main thing for me is the fact
      I can pass it of as a water distiller to the powers that be.

      The Pyro
    • Link D'Antoni
        I have a Kenmore water distiller that has been converted.  Some of the internal plastic tubing was replaced to accept the high alcohol produced. My 1
      Message 2 of 4 , Nov 6, 2008

          I have a Kenmore water distiller that has been converted.  Some of the internal plastic tubing was replaced to accept the high alcohol produced. My 1 gallon produces 73% 1st run.  I have several friends that have the 3 qt which produce 68% 1st run.
         The only product that I've had trouble is running molasses wash for rum, foam control.  I've run sugar, red wine, and fruit wines successfully. 

         The Easy Still now available. I haven't used one though. 

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        --- On Wed, 11/5/08, gerry.poirier <gerry.poirier@...> wrote:
        From: gerry.poirier <gerry.poirier@...>
        Subject: [new_distillers] water distiller
        To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 8:58 PM

        does anyone know if i can use a water distiller to distil my mash ? it
        is a polarbear distiller. it has a cooling coil and a fan to take the
        impurities from the water. it would be easy for me because it has a
        float type auto shutoff. sounds lazy doesn,t it. but i would do it in
        my garage.


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