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Old 01-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #4116
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Awd welcome. There is a local meet the first wednesday of the month, at the quaker steak and lube in robinson.

Jason, as far as i know, no solar still exists. Its just an idea. A large amount of energy is needed to boil wort (beer) to distill the alcohol from it. This begins at 173deg. My idea would be to collect solar energy in dark tubing, and maybe some freznel lenses, mirrors, etc and intensify available light to get it to temperature.

Personally i feel chemical fuels such as petrochemical and bio fuels are the still the way to go. The infrastructure is already there to deliver them and its very hard to beat the energy density that liquid fuels provide, along with them being relatively stable (safe).

I would like to see alcohol used more if it could be produced in a manner that was not dependant on fossil fuel and electricity to be produced.
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