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Re: >>Activated coal/carbon

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  • tgfoitwoods
    True enough, but activated carbon and maple charcoal are two entirely different beasts. Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
    Message 1 of 23 , Mar 13, 2013
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      True enough, but activated carbon and maple charcoal are two entirely different beasts.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jsducote" <jsducote@...> wrote:
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      > Be careful: Old PVC may contain lead. According to the webs, CPVC can be used with ethanol, but if there are other alcohols in your distillate they may react and leech something even nastier into your hooch. If you can't build yourself a copper carbon filter, do what someone else suggested and cut the bottom out of a cheap plastic bottle from the liquor store.
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      > Charcoal filtering is, in my opinion, perfectly acceptable. While not exactly the gold standard, Jack Daniel's makes no secret of their 10' column of drip filtering.
      > -j
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      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Jim Graves jimbull34@ wrote:
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      > > I know that there are no guarantees in life...the pvc that I have is years old and came from charlotte pipe in NC. It has stamps on it but beyond recognition now.  The PP as I understand it is even better then pvc, don't know.
      >
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