Re: water distiller
- 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
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.
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.
--- On Wed, 11/5/08, gerry.poirier <gerry.poirier@...> wrote:
From: gerry.poirier <gerry.poirier@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] water distiller
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