How To Make Distilled Water Using The Air Still
Before use, clean the inside of the Air Still and fill it with clean water to the 4L line which is marked on the inside. Make sure that no water is spilt on the outside of the body and ensure that both electrical sockets are clean and dry.
Step 1 – Fill
Fit the top cover of the still in place and plug fan lead into the socket in the still body.
Fill the Air Still with water up to the 4L mark.
Step 2 – Distil
Place a 4L collection jug under the outlet nozzle.
Press the reset button on the base of the still.
Clip the nozzle onto the still head. This is required to ensure the water flows directly into your collection jug.
Fit the top cover of the still in place and plug the fan lead into the socket in the still body. Place the collection jug under the outlet nozzle.
Connect the main power cord between the still and the mains power socket and turn on the mains power switch. You’ll hear the fan in the top cover start immediately.
It will take about 1.5 hours fo the water to heat up. Once distillation starts, water will begin to drip slowly into the collection jug. This still will take about 10 hours to distil the 4L of water.
The power supply reset will switch off automatically when the distillation has completed. You will need to press the reset button on the base before your next use.
Step 3 – Filter & Flavour
After distillation the water needs to be polished which is achieved by filtering the distilled water through the Air Still Carbon Filter System, or other chosen carbon filtration.
Fit the carbon cartridge to the top of the filter piece taking care to ensure the foam washers are fitted between the filter and both ends of the cartridge.
Place the top filter piece with filter attached on the top of the filter container.
Pour water into the top filter piece and top up as necessary.
Note: After distilling you need to filter through a carbon cartridge filter. Change the cartridge after batch. Replace polyethylene washers when they are flattened and no longer recover.
Flavour if you wish, with simply a lemon or lime wedge or with a spirit essence (some may appear cloudy depending on the flavour used).