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Old 09-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Home distilling for brew water

I have a line on a free operational 1 liter per hour Corning Mega-pure laboratory still. I was thinking of using it to distill water for my brewing. I figure that I will need to come up with a bigger tank to hold between 10 and 20 gallons of water as it will take about 24 hours to distill 5 gallons. Is this worth while? Has anyone else done this?

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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I pay about 40 cents per gallon for almost distilled level RO water. Doesn't seem worth it to me to distill your own.

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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I would think that distillation would be a big PITA but as the price is right I'd take the thing and fiddle with it for bit. You can always put it out at the curb if it doesn't work out.

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Old 09-22-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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According to the manual, it utilizes a 1000 W element and uses 8 liters of water per hour to produce 1 liter of distilled water. The other 7 liters are for cooling. I am going to give it a shot. If it doesn't work out, I can always try to sell it on eBay.

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Old 02-14-2014, 02:01 AM   #5
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Update on this Zombie thread:

I finally hooked the still up in my new brew room and it works pretty well. imageuploadedbyhome-brew1392343288.728928.jpg


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