Re: Follow up on More on charcoal filtering
- Brewhaus has the Gert charcoal line.
A big bag for a few dollars
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Sven Pfitt" <the_gimp98@h...> wrote:
> The tails in question had a lot of herbal oils in it. Really nasty
> smelling and tasting stuf.
> Using a tablespoon of charcoal granules that were up to 3mm long, 2mm
> wide, and 1mm thick it took four days to turn a milky white louched
> oil mix into clear liquid. Even without further crushing the charcoal
> to reduce the size to that recomended by Gert, it is obvious that the
> charcoal is working.
> I'll try crushing some and then washing it to remove the fine powder
> and see how it works next.
> Based on the limited testing done so far, I would say it is very much
> a success. It just takes a bit of time.
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Sven Pfitt" <the_gimp98@h...>
> > After reading Gert's e-book on filtering with charcoal, I think I
> > need to break up the grains and sieve them to get smaller grain
> > They also had compressed charcoal pellets, but they looked like
> > would not pack well. Appearantly this is so.
> > I'm going to try pre treating some heads and tails to see if I can
> > eliminate enough garbage from them to be able to reprocess and get
> > something usable.
> > It will probably be a week before I do anything as I'm reworking
> > head.
> > Steven