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Old 06-16-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Getting RO water from a dehumidifier?

I was mentioning to a friend over a beer the other night that I am going to start cutting my water with distilled and adding brewing salts.

He said - "why don't you collect the water from your dehumidifier?"

It sounded so simple I was left speechless... Can it be that simple?? Is there anything preventing me from collecting the water from my new dehumidifier and using it in my mash???

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It won't have any minerals, but it will collect dust, pollen, mold, etc.

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If I fed it by hose from my dehumidifier to a sealed container with an airlock it might stay fairly clean... it will get boiled too in the end...

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I'd be concerned with what the condensation coils are made of and what they are soldered with. Wouldn't want to leach harmful metals into your brewing water.

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yeah that's a thought - lead solder would be bad.

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