Just bought a brita filter. Read about them. They are supposed to rid tap water of some 70 to 80% of calcium, chlorine, heavy metals, medicine, you name it. First, I thought: "a lot of bogus", but I decided to give it a try. Fed up with making distilled water to dilute my likker with. Now I have to say: the water out of a brita filter tastes great! Really much better than normal tap water. Got to try it to believe it. Did some research on the net. Found some results stating that the brita treatment even lowers PH from 7.5 / 8.0 to around 6.5. Anyhow, since I can make me like a quart and a half in under 5 minutes, I skipped using distilled water. Hey, even the coffee I drink (or the tea my wife drinks) is now made with filtered water. I like this!
"Great art is created only through diligent and painstaking effort to perfect and polish oneself." by Buddhist filosofer Daisaku Ikeda.