Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

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Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby ekul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:04 am

Does anyone carbon filter their low wines before they do the spirit run on a neutral? I thought it might pull out a lot of the things that i'd normally discard and make the hearts cut a bit bigger.

Im worried that the low wines (45%abv) are going to be so dirty that the carbon will be saturated with gunk and it wont adsorb much.

I've set up a 50L keg dripping through a carbon filter, its slow going but i cant still till next weekend anyway. I've done this recipe a whole bunch of times so ill be able to tell if theres a noticeable improvement with carbon filtering before the spirit run
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Re: Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby scythe » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:34 am

Interesting idea, probably not going to do any harm.
Do you make cuts?
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Re: Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby WTDist » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:22 am

i do now, but didnt on my last low wines :crying-blue:

see the topic here

http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8983&hilit=+filter

from what i read, water down as much as possible and the lower the ABV your filtering the better it may filter. i may be wrong though :think:
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Re: Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby ekul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:18 am

scythe wrote:Interesting idea, probably not going to do any harm.
Do you make cuts?


absolutely! Im looking at ways to make the hearts cut bigger, not a way to do away with cuts all together
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Re: Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby Andy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:38 am

ekul wrote:Im worried that the low wines (45%abv) are going to be so dirty that the carbon will be saturated with gunk and it wont adsorb much.


from my understanding of how carbon works i think that will more than likely be the outcome :think:
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Re: Carbon filtering strippings BEFORE spirit run

Postby rumsponge » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:30 pm

i agree with most opinions here, but remember that carbon will also remove the good flavour stuff. No problem if you want to make a neutral, but if it is rum or whisky you are after it may end up a bit plain... (all depending on how much carbon you use and how much you low wines you gonna pass through it).


edit: sorry, just realized you are running a neutral - should be no problem.
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