I have found the water distiller good for large batches of oil. For small batches (1/4oz - 1/2oz flower) it just isn't worth the effort. @ 4oz of Everclear (give or take a little) it's not worth recapturing. Just my 2 cents.Very interesting read, I like the bubbles and the double boiler and the different outcomes of medicines. I have never decarbed but my buddy swears by it and we are looking at making good medicines for the people. I am going to go read skunk pharms decarbing process. Thanks for all the great information. I am experimenting with a water distiller for first boil off, have you tried this method yet?