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  1. Mileage on activated carbon?

    Hi folks, I did search the forums for this, and found quite a bit of conversation about activated carbon, so my apologies if the answer is already in there and I just didn't find it... kindly point me to it. Otherwise, my question is about what kind of mileage we can expect per any certain volume of activated carbon. I know the rudimentary science behind activated carbon, and I know there is a tremendous variety of types, and results will vary by the amount of impurities in the spirit going through it... I also understand that its efficacy will decrease over a curve. But generally speaking, assuming professional quality stripped and fractioned vodka spirit, how many gallons (or liters, or whatever) can one expect to be effectively treated by say a cubic foot or so of granular, stone carbon? Just as a reference point. 10 gallons? 100 gallons? I know, there are lots of variables, but as a benchmark... is this number out there somewhere that came from someone's personal experience? These filters can go from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars... I'd really like to avoid over or under purchasing a system much as possible. Cheers, JP. Hammer Spring Distillers
  2. Cost to filter spirit

    I'm in the planning phase of opening a small distillery to produce rum, vodka, gin and whiskey. It appears that I'm going to have to carbon and/or chill filter my vodka and rum as initial tests show the spirit to be too cloudy and also a bit rough around the edges on taste. Can anybody please advise me what the cost per bottle/gallon/litre might be to peform carbon/chill filtering. I'm referring to the cost of carbon etc as opposed to paying off say 10k of equipment within the cost of production. That said, if people can also advise of chill filter and carbon system costs too, that would help as I'm struggling to find info. I aim to operate on a 300 gallon pot with 4+10+10 plate column set-up. Raw materials will vary from grain to molasses to fruit, depending on product. Many thanks.
  3. What type of filter are you using?

    For those of you making vodka, what filtering steps are you taking? Are you using a filter like this? https://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=cfv32 Using coconut carbon? Charcoal? Are you letting the carbon sit in the spirit for a lengthy time or are you just running it through a filter like this? Finally, are you proofing to get the ABV down before filtering or are you filtering at a high proof? Learning a lot from everyone as we plan our business. Thank you for everything friends!
  4. Hi Everyone, I'm using powdered activated carbon to carbon filter my spirits but we're having trouble removing all of the carbon. Currently we're using a Pentek 10" cartridge filter with a 0.5 micron filter. It appears to remove all of the carbon but after a period of time we notice black sediment in the bottom of our bottles. What are other people using to filter out PAC? Any pointers or specific filter types/models? Thanks!
  5. Re-visiting Carbac Filter sheets

    I wanted to take a fresh look at an older thread (http://adiforums.com/index.php?showtopic=1072&hl=%2Bcarbon+%2Bfilter). Not sure if I posted it correctly. We are looking to make/purchase a unit for carbon filtering. I was curious if any of you had results from your research. I know Classick and JohninWV were looking into the Carbac filter sheets for simplicity. Has anyone else given them a try? Thanks, Todd
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