5642Re: Mike .... Reactivating Carbon
- Aug 4, 2002Mike
It is from Prestige, the man himself, but I'll wash it just the same.
--- In Distillers@y..., "Mike Nixon" <mike@s...> wrote:
> pactumuk wrote:
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: Mike .... Reactivating Carbon
> Hello Mike
> I saved your answer to Smudge for later use (re. cleaning used
> ......but now comes the crunch. I have the 40 % I have the carbon
too but do
> I treat this in some way before using it ? Gert says wash it etc
etc but is
> this necessary ?
> If you are asking whether new carbon should be washed first before
> answer is yes. Some rather nasty chemicals are used in many
> produce activated carbon, and although some manufacturers take care
> these out thoroughly before sale, unfortunately others do not.
> knowing who made the stuff (no reflection on retailers!), it is
> sensible to wash all new carbon before use, as you would wash
> that will be in contact with food or beverages. You don't need to
> overboard ... this is not like getting rid of congeners adsorbed
> carbon. A simple good rinsing should suffice.
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