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Jrod nicho: o_O

Chuck Summers:  They wont work at the temperatures the water distillers come at. Thats why they sell special distillers of the same type for alcohol. 
 All you do with this type of distiller is boil and condense everything in the pot as the temperatures are beyond just the alcohol boiling point. You might increase the strength a bit each time with the lost water vapour but thats about it,
 its a waste of time.
 Its simple,everything you put in this is distilled back into your final product when what you want is just the alcohol. Thats why they sell some set at the proper temperatures.

Robert Thomson: Interesting:
1. I thought a special version of this machine was needed for Alcohol Brewing.  There are two sold, one for water and one for Alcohol.  I believe the Alcohol one runs a higher temperature.  Lookup Megahome alcohol distiller.
2. I never heard of discarding the initial 10-20ml (I think thats what he says).  Will try and see how it affects the final flavour.
3. You can preboil your mash and get started quicker.
4.  4-5 uses for the activated charcoal?  I though it lasted much longer.  Net says 1-2months (30 gallons).
5.  Initial output is around 60-70% like mentioned and you can just let the machine run until it reaches close to 40%.  I usually end up at 45%.  Then use a distillation calculator on the internet.

AUSSIE BAZA GAMING CHANNEL: great video 

nonyaefinBuisness: Ok now I understand water boils at 212 Fahrenheit and Drinkable alcohol boils at 173 Fahrenheit.
I do know a few shine makers that have a good product and they keep the temperature between 175-185 Fahrenheit.

So what I'm asking is how can you produce a good safe drinkable alcohol from a water distiller ?

I would be afraid of any alcohol produced from one.

steve harris: I cant find one of these in any stores only online is there any where other then online to get one?

guypi: Are you drunk ?

Brandon Mcallen: but youre distilling wine that has gone bad

Brandon Mcallen: lol i love the disclaimer at 30 seconds

roger hurd: where in the hell do you think methanol is coming from? Seriously sugar, water, and yeast. By throwing away those 10 or so ml you are throwing away the best part.

Illuminutteh _: WRONG! Ethanol's boiling point is only 78.37°C = 173 FAHRENHEIT. Water Boils at 100C = 212F. Ergo, the alcohol boils at a LOWER temp than water...

WorldTruthSociety: I have a big question for you. I have been doing this thanks to you but can I double distill my alcohol in my water distiller or will I blow myself up or something. cause I already ran it once but would like it stronger.

fuckdapoleys: ethanol boils at 173c and water boils at 100c r u sure that it exceeds 100c?

Ran Alle: Raoul - Can you explain more in depth?! Would like to do more research on basics of distillation. I've been watching pontiuspylate and wng689 for their entire process vids of moonshine run. Message privately if possible.

Gilbert Ehret: Can I use this to make herb oil?

Raoul Duke: It is amazing that people still think that the heads are methanol. What you call your head is actually the "foreshot". Heads is a much greater amount than what you are collecting. Heads smells a bit like nail polish remover. Use the nose and mouth in order to know when to start collecting the middle cut. Mail me for questions

SirLobsterman: "distilling alcohol is illegal in north america" better talk to jack daniels..... lol

Jason: Mate after i distill i always put my diluted to 40% base spirit through a charcoal filter. Charcoal doesn't filter alcohol over 50% very well. By doing a final filter you remove any final impurities in your spirit. You can get a AIR STILL CARBON FILTER & COLLECTOR SYSTEM from ebay for around $45 dollars (filters 1.2 litres max), or a Still Spirits EZ Filter for about $120 on ebay (filters 10litres)..hope this helps

MrLowenzo: Should you run all your alcohol through a filter after it has been through the distiller? Also, what filter would you use? Thanks.

mbourgon: In case you're not doing this exact procedure, how do you know when the "head" (methanol, I think you said) is done? Or do you just automatically throw away the first 20-50ml?

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