Re: [new_distillers] Activated Charcoal Filtering
- thealien007,you only need to filter the final distillate regardless of how many multi distillation is your process. most alcohol or distilled spirits passes thru an activated filter for polishing - odorless, tasteless, and colorless. to achieve higher alcohol content as in vodka, you need a special type of filter aid or resin called zeolite. this is needed because alcohol reaches an equlibrium at certain temperature, no more no less. zeolite can extract more alcohol by say 2 to 3 %, activated carbon adsorbs odor, color and taste.
--- On Mon, 7/19/10, thealien0007 <kaagallen766@...> wrote:
From: thealien0007 <kaagallen766@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] Activated Charcoal Filtering
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010, 5:38 AMI have a still that can be reflux or pot (new). I've been homebrewing for 15 years, so have some basic knowledge. From what I've read, I need to filter through activated charcoal twice + adding H20. If I plan to distill 2 - 3 times, do I need to filter every time, or just the last time?