I won t be trying any of the experiments re microwave ball lightening but thanks for the information. I just had a feeling in my bones that carbon in aMessage 1 of 47 , Sep 3, 2005View SourceI won't be trying any of the experiments re 'microwave ball lightening'
but thanks for the information. I just had a feeling in my bones that
carbon in a microwave wasn't a good idea. Seems I was right. :))
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander-James Corbin Rauwsen III"
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Activated Carbon
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 18:45:13 -0000
--- In email@example.com, "sonum norbu" <blanik@o...> wrote:
> Struth, I'll stick to your opinion. And to think I had actually thought
> of using the microwave myself. Blanikdog
Carbon in the microwave is bad news. In my former life as an RF
engineer we tested materials that were designed to turn microwaves
into heat most were carbon impregnated foams rubbers plastics and
fiberous materials they did a good job of tunring microwave energy
into heat smoke and fire in a short period of time. We tested by a
slightly more scientific method than sticking it in the radarange. The
fire is more likely to damage the microwave than putting something
that gives a "fireworks display" and not the nuke bomb blow the door
off explosion myth thats been around as long as microwave ovens. Try
putting one of those AOL cds on top of a coffee cup in the microwave
for about 3 seconds really cool. (the CD will be useless after this BTW)
Another interesting phenom is carbon in the microwave oven has a
tendancy to produce an effect simmilar to ball lightning. run
microwave ball lightning thru yahoo and see what comes up.
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Cartier, What your referring to is called the Lincoln County Process which is allowed to be done to all Tennessee Whiskeys including George Dickel andMessage 47 of 47 , Feb 23, 2010View Source
What your referring to is called the "Lincoln County Process" which is allowed to be done to all Tennessee Whiskeys including George Dickel and others, but cannot be done to Bourbons. These charcoal pellets are made from Sugar maple and used by Tennessee Whiskey makers to filter out impurites. However, it does not reduce flavors and instead added to the color and richness before barrelling at 125 proof. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County_Process
Activated Charcoal (or carbon) on the other hand is processed with special chemicals at very high temps to make it extreamly pourous. One gram of activated charcoal can have over 500 square meters of surface area and is used to filter out not only impurities but any flavors as well....
Theres a Big Difference, believe me. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon
Vino es Veritas,
Jim aka Waldo.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Cartier2004" <htcustom@...> wrote:
> Bob, I'm glad you mentioned the difference as I kind of thought there must be a difference between carbon filtering and charcoal as every time I watch a tour of JD I shake my head trying to figure why they would filter out all the taste with their "charcoal mellowing". But I take it from your response that charcoal doesn't filter, obviously I knew it wouldn't filter like activated carbon, but I assumed that since there are charcoal filters out there that it must do some filtering, but then again you never know how long they keep a batch of the charcoal at JD it could be used for years and not really doing much than imparting flavor.
> Anywho. Some mentioned airing out. I've never done that and have only come back to the forum recently and have read it a few times. It seems as though a lot of people swear by it.
> So let's say I have just stripped a wash from 14% to 40%-55% then I let it air out before adding some bi-carb. If I have a gallon, should it be in a wide mouth container or would a gallon glass just with a 1" opening be good and how long to let it air. Can I cover the top with cheese cloth to keep bugs out? Next after redistilling to 96% you say to air it out again, should I do it before cutting it with water to carbon filter or cut it first?