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  • pactumuk
    Aug 4, 2002
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      Mike

      It is from Prestige, the man himself, but I'll wash it just the same.
      Cheers again
      pactumuk

      --- 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
      carbon)
      > ......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 ?
      > Thanks
      > pactumuk
      > ----------------------------------------
      > Morning!
      >
      > If you are asking whether new carbon should be washed first before
      use, the
      > answer is yes. Some rather nasty chemicals are used in many
      processes to
      > produce activated carbon, and although some manufacturers take care
      to wash
      > these out thoroughly before sale, unfortunately others do not.
      Without
      > knowing who made the stuff (no reflection on retailers!), it is
      therefore
      > sensible to wash all new carbon before use, as you would wash
      anything new
      > that will be in contact with food or beverages. You don't need to
      go
      > overboard ... this is not like getting rid of congeners adsorbed
      inside used
      > carbon. A simple good rinsing should suffice.
      >
      > Cheers!
      > Mike
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