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Re: [new_distillers] Finishing the spirit

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  • Ray Toms
    Hi David The reason for spirit flowing through a continuous filter too fast is usualy that a little carbon has got under the bottom filter and is allowing
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 9 4:41 PM
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      Hi David
      The reason for spirit flowing through a continuous filter too fast is
      usualy that a little carbon has got under the bottom filter and is
      allowing alcohol to bypass it. Try taking the carbon out and cleaning
      your tube completely and repacking it. The carbon also needs to be well
      packed so that the filter can't "float up". Another possible reason for
      the fast flow is that leaving the alcohol for 3 - 4 days causes it to
      settle completely out, those filters are designed so that a little of
      the fine High Activity carbon comes through and coats the bottom filter
      slowing the flow of alcohol. This all supposes that you are using the
      correct grades of carbon in your still that is the liquid High Activity
      carbon and the granulated Finishing Carbon.
      Regards
      Ray

      David Ferguson wrote:

      > HI there I have used my Still Spirits Reflux still to distill 50L of
      > wash. I have a bucket of the distiled spirit and I then tiped in two
      > packets of the carbon stuff and left for 3 or 4 days. Now I am using
      > the continus filter to filter it... But.. It is coming out slightly
      > clowdy (white clowdy not black). This is my second batch. The first
      > was perfect. Could the % have anything to do with it? My first batch
      > was watered down to about 45% but this stuff is at about 53% Also the
      > filter seems to drip faster this time than last? help! ThanksDavid
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    • David Ferguson
      Hi there everyone Thanks for all your help.. I have figured out that it was the wrong grade carbon in the filter.. I was using a rocky type carbon where as
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 10 3:29 AM
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        Hi there everyone

        Thanks for all your help.. I have figured out that it was the wrong grade
        carbon in the filter.. I was using a rocky type carbon where as before the
        carbon was like tiny bits of lead from a pacer pencil! I put the later type
        of carbon back into the filter and it is now working perfectly.

        Thanks
        David
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        From: "Ray Toms" <ray@...>
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        Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 9:41 AM
        Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Finishing the spirit


        > Hi David
        > The reason for spirit flowing through a continuous filter too fast is
        > usualy that a little carbon has got under the bottom filter and is
        > allowing alcohol to bypass it. Try taking the carbon out and cleaning
        > your tube completely and repacking it. The carbon also needs to be well
        > packed so that the filter can't "float up". Another possible reason for
        > the fast flow is that leaving the alcohol for 3 - 4 days causes it to
        > settle completely out, those filters are designed so that a little of
        > the fine High Activity carbon comes through and coats the bottom filter
        > slowing the flow of alcohol. This all supposes that you are using the
        > correct grades of carbon in your still that is the liquid High Activity
        > carbon and the granulated Finishing Carbon.
        > Regards
        > Ray
        >
        > David Ferguson wrote:
        >
        > > HI there I have used my Still Spirits Reflux still to distill 50L of
        > > wash. I have a bucket of the distiled spirit and I then tiped in two
        > > packets of the carbon stuff and left for 3 or 4 days. Now I am using
        > > the continus filter to filter it... But.. It is coming out slightly
        > > clowdy (white clowdy not black). This is my second batch. The first
        > > was perfect. Could the % have anything to do with it? My first batch
        > > was watered down to about 45% but this stuff is at about 53% Also the
        > > filter seems to drip faster this time than last? help! ThanksDavid
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