[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

gin powell pchforever at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 13:18:36 CDT 2013


Steve:

I am not sure why a convresation about filtering is so upsetting to you.

makes for continued education in coffee, water, filter knowledge.

ginny





On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 7:37 AM, Steve Hamm <steve.hamm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Please, folks, go read the wikipedia article on reverse osmosis. You
> can desalinate water, you can remove water from maple sap (concentrating
> the sugar), cut dissolved minerals, etc. etc. etc. Very flexible
> technology. "RO filters" aren't like coffee filters or colanders.
>
> Now, can we move back to discussing coffee? I roasted some SM's Cafe Pulcal
> (Guatemala) over the weekend, and find that I'm really enjoying it.. but
> I'm afraid my palate is locked onto Guatemalan bourbons.
>
> I don't often try African beans -- and I'm not much on the dry process
> beans I've tried. So, if I really like Guatemalan bourbon/caturra beans,
> what should I look at from Africa?
>
> --Steve
>
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Dennis True <dennist3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > according to the interwebs Gin is right....    to remove sugar from a
> sugar
> > water solution requires other processes that just filtering....
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:51 AM, gin powell <pchforever at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > sorry if I got the names backward, this discussion is backward, cannot
> be
> > > done, ever, period.
> > >
> > > -g
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 6:49 AM, gin powell <pchforever at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > you simply CANNOT filter out sugar in water, period. it is now part
> of
> > > the
> > > > water and not a solid you can filter...
> > > >
> > > > sorry raybob.
> > > >
> > > > ginny
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM, Masa Jow <shigmas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Raybob,
> > > >>
> > > >> Of course, you're right about not being able to filter out the sugar
> > > with
> > > >> a course filter.  The 'filter' that I use for straining my pasta
> > doesn't
> > > >> work.  But, have you ever used a water purifier?  If not at your
> > house,
> > > >>  then surely, you've at least seen them at someone's house or in the
> > > store,
> > > >> right?  Brita?
> > > >>
> > > >> Even dissolved in water, sugar is still sugar.  You can't see it,
> but,
> > > >> surely, you've tasted water with dissolved sugar, right?  It's still
> > > sweet,
> > > >> right?  You just can't see it.
> > > >>
> > > >> On Jun 14, 2013, at 10:03 PM, Raybob Bowman <raybob at tube-tone.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> > On 6/13/2013 10:00 AM,
> > > homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.comwrote:
> > > >> >> Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:52:28 -0400
> > > >> >> From: Mike Koenig<koenig.mike at gmail.com>
> > > >> >> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O
> > > >> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> "You can't pour water with soluble chemicals through any type of
> > > >> filter to
> > > >> >> make them get out of the water.  Only distillation separates them
> > > from
> > > >> the
> > > >> >> water."
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Wow - so I suppose I was hallucinating the whole time when I
> > observed
> > > >> the
> > > >> >> purity of my laboratory water which had all the "soluble
> chemicals"
> > > >> removed
> > > >> >> by membranes and deionization resin, or my water softener at home
> > > >> doesn't
> > > >> >> really work either.   And the entire water purification industry
> > has
> > > >> it all
> > > >> >> wrong and is a huge scam.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> This argument is futile and I can go no further..
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> --mike
> > > >> > Mike, if you mix sugar in water, it becomes sugar-water.  You
> can't
> > > >> filter out the sugar, it pours right through whatever is in that
> > filter.
> > > >>  How can a membrane remove sugar?  Can you pee through those
> membranes
> > > and
> > > >> then deionize it, then make coffee with it?  I don't think so.  You
> > > might
> > > >> just do that, but there's no way I'd drink it. The ONLY way to
> remove
> > > >> solubles from H2O is by distillation.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Raybob
> > > >> >
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