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Hey All - we recently nailed a test batch of our rum, simply by running it through an activated charcoal filter. Anyone have any suggestions on larger filters that would use either activated carbon or plate filters? I have no idea where to start with a supplier for this at a size appropriate for scale. 

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RobertS    10

We just use a 12 foot x 3 inch pipe loaded with carbon, works like a charm.

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3 hours ago, RobertS said:

We just use a 12 foot x 3 inch pipe loaded with carbon, works like a charm.

Thanks for the tips folks. We are totally learning here so appreciate the help. 

 

RobertS - do you all use SS pipe or some other material?

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RobertS    10

12 feet of 3 inch stainless pipe with triclamp flanges with a pair of reducer caps. Valve on the bottom and meshed gaskets at either end, hoist it vertical and pump in the bottom. Stainless elbows, then a hose running back down to the tank. Other than the air pump and hose to/from the tank, it's stainless. Takes about three hours to fully filter 60 proof gallons, the volume is probably overkill for the setup.

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Shindig    4
On September 8, 2016 at 8:46 AM, RobertS said:

We just use a 12 foot x 3 inch pipe loaded with carbon, works like a charm.

Any pics of that set-up? 

 

Thanks

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RobertS    10

I do not. It's torn apart and stowed for now, I'll take some glamour shots next time.

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Rum    1

Trident built us a carbon filter housing. Works great. We built a bracket to hold it that is attached to a rod going through a 6 x 6. That way we can turn it upside down to empty it. If you build it yourself make sure that the rum enters from the bottom and exits from the top. We have the ability to run r/o water through to rinse the carbon as well. Use granulated carbon. Powdered is a PIA. 

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