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    Quote Originally Posted by Kesephist View Post
    Dome,

    How large of a mirror, or mirrors, do you think you'd need for Precious to become a solar powered still?

    K

    Well K, I’m not sure if you are serious, but a solar cooker uses 4 reflective mirrors to boil water, so I’m guessing would do the same with an 8 gallon stainless steel milk container. Don’t know how long it would take to heat up to 200 deg. Maintaining the temp would hard to do.
    "Teach the children quietly
    For someday sons and daughters
    Will rise up and fight while we stood still"

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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    Yeah was thinking that same thought... Fine control and duration of heat appears to be the key. But I do recall, before the big ethanol boom/bust years ago some Iowa farmers were getting fined all to be damn for using solar stills and their several plant materials to brew up methanol for running their small engines.

    I'm not being a green weenie, but rather a cheapskate. If a big enough bank of solar charged batteries can run heating elements sufficient to cook your mash...

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    K, you are entirely correct. I currently use a 1500W internal heater to heat up the water when I purify the water in the water purifier. It makes no difference to the equipment as to where the electricity comes from. Last month when I went to Bonnaroo again, I took my 230W solar panel, 5 100Ah batteries, and my 5000W inverter to run my portable AC unit...it’s the same principle.
    When I have the extra positive cash flow, I plan on installing along with the solar panels, I plan on installing
    2 solar evacuated tube solar hot water heaters and a solar hot water tank. Again, same principal, just using Mother Nature to heat the water for me.
    "Teach the children quietly
    For someday sons and daughters
    Will rise up and fight while we stood still"

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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    I ran a batch of cooked corn last week through “My Precious”. I took some of the “distilled water” to a neighbor whose father used to make his own water. She then took it next door to her 92 yr old mother. She said it was just perfect, just like she used to drink up here in the hollers in TN. So I guess “My Precious” is doing just fine like I hoped for.
    "Teach the children quietly
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    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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    LadyHK wants to know when she gets to try it out........we have a holler too!
    Be safe.............the night is your friend.

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    Tried the past 2 days at the new homestead, but no one was home.
    "Teach the children quietly
    For someday sons and daughters
    Will rise up and fight while we stood still"

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domeguy View Post
    Tried the past 2 days at the new homestead, but no one was home.
    Psssst!! Domey use that thar thingy called a tellyphone and dial up the man.

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    Be there today!
    Be safe.............the night is your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownwater Riverrat 13 View Post
    Be there today!
    All hands on deck!!! Master Chief River Rat is in the area. God have mercy on your soul!!

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    I was at the distilling class yesterday. I’ll try today
    "Teach the children quietly
    For someday sons and daughters
    Will rise up and fight while we stood still"

    I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

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