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Old 12-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of setting up a still, purely for water distillation (Obviously)

Once upon a time there was a still thread on here and a link to plans to make a simple cheap still with no engineered parts.

I'm thinking of using commercial items but they are to expensive to justify.

http://www.zen37219.zen.co.uk/still.htm



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Old 12-02-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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http://www.amazingstill.com/

This would be an excellent way to remove the alcohol from homebrew without heating it excessively for all of our friends on the wagon.


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Old 12-02-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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http://www.amazingstill.com/

This would be an excellent way to remove the alcohol from homebrew without heating it excessively for all of our friends on the wagon.
You are correct that that would be an excellent way to remove alcohol from beer. However, I wanted to point out that it would be a TERRIBLE way to distill alcohol for human consumption as there is no way to separate the ethyl from the other alcohols that you don't want to be consuming. We're talking hangover city if you tried to drink that stuff!
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:32 PM   #4
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I've read some good reports.

Does carbon filtering help at all?
I actually tried a small glass of stuff made form a small still and it tasted very good.
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I've read some good reports.

Does carbon filtering help at all?
I actually tried a small glass of stuff made form a small still and it tasted very good.

Not really.. but throwing out the first couple ounces of product would.
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Try www.moonshine.still.com . They have plans for two types of reflux stills that can be made from a keg and parts found at a building supply house. This would probably distill the crap out of some water.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:35 AM   #7
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best site i know of is www.homedistiller.org - good plans there - if it wasn't illegal
i think you can make i litre of good vodka for about $4.00 canadian
uh i mean water - yes distilled water.


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