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Re: [new_distillers] Finishing the spirit

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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 1 of 2 , Jul 10, 2000
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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
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ray Toms" <ray@...>
      To: <new_distillers@egroups.com>
      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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