Using water from a dehumidifier?

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    Hey don't knock it. I'm working on a plan to get my beer to glow in the dark so I can find my glass during a power cut.
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    It seems a bit ridiculous to me to be getting uptight about a few spurious bits in condensed water collected from a dehumidifier for use in AG brewing, when you take into account what it will to be used with in the brewing process. All brewing grain comes from fields ffs, and will contain all sorts of foreign matter, soil, animal and bird dropping particles, who knows what else in small quantitities. But after its all been mashed and the product wort boiled for an hour or so any hazard will be eliminated.
     
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    Some here are more willing to embrace a Zombie Apocalypse setting or the lifestyle of a Dune character (by Frank Hebert) than others. It's not necessary at this time.

    How many of you use your dehumidifier water for beer or otherwise on a regular basis?
     
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    I wouldn't drink it. You can save water...use it to flush the toilet.
     
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    Toilet was one of the recommended uses.
     
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    Re:> foxy.
    When I lived in Ullapool at the hotel where i was staying,All the guests started complaining about the water (there was a kettle in each room for morning tea/coffee ).After a few days the culprit was found,It was a dead seagull that had got into the cold water tank and had died and was now rotting in the tank.
    Allthough people complaned about the taste fortunately no one was ill.
     
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    Its not a question of condensation its a question of solubility.!!

    All substances even pure gold which is not attacked by most acids will disolve in plain water if ground fine enough first.And particles in the air are very fine indeed.

    As I posted earlier de-humidifiers can do a really good job of cleaning the air in a room.
     
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    Re:> An Ankou. Brew it with tonic water and fit UV lighting:laugh8:
     
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    i'm not saying your head will explode the first time you touch it - but why would you if you have access to clean potable water?
     
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    Excellent suggestion. I'll get UV lighting in in case I have a power cut. And the tonic'll save on bittering hops. :beer1:
    Nearly time for a pint as it's POETS day!
     
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    It was this and other similar articles that made me think it might be useful as a basis for a water supply that I could add to to create different profiles.
    https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-technology-you-asked/water-dehumidifier-drinkable

    It is compressor style dehumidifier rather than revolving wheel. Yes I could just continue brewing with my tap water and campden tablets as before, or buy Ashbeck water from Tescos, but just chucking away regular gallons of this water piqued my interest.
     
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    I use my dehumidifier condensate in my SS spray bottle as it has no CACO3 not like my 320ppm tap water. SS does not go cloudy. I have cleaned and sanitised the fins and container though.
    Anyone else considered this?
     

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