Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil
Don't think boiling distilled it. Distilled would be recovering and condensing the water vapor produced from the heating process. What's left in the pot are the impurities that were in the water to begin with.
But, just by heating that water, you do remove dissolved gasses that could contribute to the unappealing taste you usually experience...
But cold beer really is better for you. Very refreshing.
Yup that's why. Tap water usually tastes bad because of added chlorine and/or natural sulfur dioxide. Boiling forces these gases out of the water and so it tastes better afterwards. Agitation also works, so you could use a blender and get the same effect.
As for distilling, it is a waste of time unless you add malted grain, sugar and yeast. Allow it to ferment and then distill this liquid at least twice. The yields usige brea (water of life) which is pronounced whiskey bray ah.