Re: [new_distillers] Distillate has more smell after carbon filtering?
- I used to use carbon all the time before I began making all grain mash and I found that when using sugar mash the carbon filtering removed almost all the smell. Never did it increase whether I used turbo or not. I don't use turbo these days as I've found that for my purposes, bread yeast is perfectly adequate, and a lot less expensive.
However, try leaving it for a week or two in an open vessel to allow it to 'breath'. It will improve markedly.
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> Subject: [new_distillers] Distillate has more smell after carbon filtering?
> Date: Wed, 08 Aug:18:05 -0000
> Hi all,
> Used activated carbon and a Z filter for the first time today, followed
> all the instructions.
> I lifted the lid of the output bucket for a quick whiff and nearly had
> my nose blown off. A strong alcohol smell with more tails essence than
> before filtering. I'm guilty of using a turbo though. Only got one
> left then I'm giving them up, honest!
> Is this usual? (no, not the usage of turbos, the amplified smell after
> carboning) :>)
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- perhaps a more detailed description of your
method would be of help. I have used Turbos for
several years with
no adverse filtering problems. Probably a stupid
question but are
you watering your product to at or below 50% ABV befor
If not than nasties will carry through to your
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- Hi all,
My still needs 750 watts as specified by the makers, I have a 900 watt
element and a 1380 watt second element to boost. I didnt think that
the extra 150 watts at cruise would make much difference, but I have
found that due to the local voltage variation that my 900 watts is more
like 1000 watts as I have 251 volts where I am.
I have got a variac transformer from ebay this morning and have worked
out the correct voltage for 750 watts from a 900 watt element(its 216.5
volts), measured with a digital voltmeter.
I cannot get below 80c when refluxing at the slowest possible (pre
transformer), there is my problem ( I think). I'll let you know when I
do my next run.
I had watered my product to 45% before filtering, it was a great
improvement on the first run which had too much yeast cloudiness in the
boiler. My latest run was water clear in the boiler, but still done at
1000w, as no variac on this one.
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> perhaps a more detailed description of your
> method would be of help. I have used Turbos for
> several years with
> no adverse filtering problems. Probably a stupid
> question but are
> you watering your product to at or below 50% ABV befor
> filtering ?
> If not than nasties will carry through to your
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