Spirit Filtering & Filters

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Re: Spirit Filtering & Filters

Postby Sam. » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Brendan wrote:
The actual column is a bit over a metre long. I buy my Granular Activated Carbon from Clarence water filters, however their spirit filter is basically entirely made of plastic...


I bought one of these clarence spirits filters a couple of years ago when I new about 1% of what I know now (mainly due to this forum) and using the good old turbo washes.

I thought this was actually a good unit as unlike the "z" filters this one never leaked.

It did make a big difference to the quality of the alcohol.

Makes me shudder thinking back to the quality of piss me and my mates used to drink. especially with the 5L store bought potstill we started with :puke-huge: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Spirit Filtering & Filters

Postby mummymarshall » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:00 am

Some 6 years after this question was posted, i thought to let contributors know you are still very helpful to newbies.

For what it is worth, I went on ebay bought a few kgs of food-grade activated carbon granulates ($20). I bought a 2m stainless steal exhaust pipe ($42). It needs another stainless steel jug to contain more spirit at the top because I was sick of having to add more in the top, so I've ordered a stainless steel bike muffler as a large funnel/container.

I've purified 8lts of bad gin, and it is now pure Russian vodka! The still spirits solution is too expensive and not necessary!
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Re: Spirit Filtering & Filters

Postby RC Al » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:21 am

Before you use that much more, you should look into why we don't build stills out of exhaust tube, it has not been pervased when made. The inside of the weld may well be leeching chromium, a lovely heavy metal, into your product
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Re: Spirit Filtering & Filters

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:42 am

mummymarshall wrote:Some 6 years after this question was posted, i thought to let contributors know you are still very helpful to newbies.

For what it is worth, I went on ebay bought a few kgs of food-grade activated carbon granulates ($20). I bought a 2m stainless steal exhaust pipe ($42). It needs another stainless steel jug to contain more spirit at the top because I was sick of having to add more in the top, so I've ordered a stainless steel bike muffler as a large funnel/container.

I've purified 8lts of bad gin, and it is now pure Russian vodka! The still spirits solution is too expensive and not necessary!

Gday mummymarshall, how about dropping into the welcome centre and introducing yourself?
Cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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