[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 13:24:49 CDT 2013


Since distill water, bottled spring water, filtered tap water and plain old
tap water are all relatively available.  Maybe we should each try to make
coffee with each of these ingredients, using the same beans and brewing
method, and report back our findings.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM, gin powell <pchforever at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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