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Carbon filter for vodka

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Love the sketch Scott!!!

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It helps to know how much vodka you plan to filter and other basic parameters.

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You really wouldn't believe how much goes into the right carbon for the right product. Carbon choices are widely varied with type of carbon strata (coconut shell, rock, etc) and the fracture size. So the final output screen size depends on what filter media you use. As for a good carbon holder, we use 4in copper and stainless pipes and let gravity do it's thing. Although for large quantity at once it might be a bit slow for you.

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You can use a SS tube (say 2-4") with sanitary fittings welded to the ends, get some sanitary caps and weld on swagelok fittings (straights, 90's, or a tee if you want to monitor pressure) to the caps, get an appropriate screen mesh for the carbon particle size you are using, and use a pump to move the vodka through the carbon bed. The pump allows you to play with your residence time (time vodka is in contact with the filtration media) and pressure. I bought everything from McMaster for far cheaper than buying a pro system.

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I got into this late, but had to tell you I LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the picture from Scott................. perfect!!

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Love the sketch Scott!!!

+1 that's pretty good....

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plate and frame with carbon plates. Best way to go.

There are more effective from point of view organoleptic properies of processed vodka methods to treat vodka by both carbon and charcoal in flow

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Any of you have a supplier in active carbon in big quantities ?

I would like some help

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Chefedgardo,

What hourly capacity do you need?

As for static method of treatment of either vodka or rum, it is obsolete method, and as a rule is applying in wine treatment for instance for white vermouth and so on. It is not convenient from technological point of view. For vodka are applying special charcoals and carbons by dynamic method, in flow.

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Valerii

This is just a suggestion, and not intended to be a slam.

You appear to be quite knowledgeable about filtration, and I believe you have a product or system that you sell. However your. English translation seems to be a bit rough, and as such you are having a hard time "reaching people" in this format.

Might I suggest that you instead either link us to your product web site, or if that doesn't exist, then upload some pictures, and prices, and it may help to move some of your technology.

Thanks

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We use a small 20x20 plate filter, that you can see here http://morewinemaking.com/products/plate-filter-20x20-10-plates.html

While this isn't the exact one, its very close. Then you can buy carbon filters from Gusmer. And we get our other filters through bulk wine suppliers (in differing pore sizes depending on what we are filtering).

Jake

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Filtra systems can get you massive scale filters... Might be too big for a small distillery though.

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For those that carbon filter vodka, what proof are you filtering through the carbon at? Closer to 190 or closer to bottling strength 80-90? Thanks.

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