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Post by Cschmidtke » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 am

Thinking about building a carbon filter out of a 3’ length of 3” copper stuffed with cotton balls and activated charcoal. Anyone have experience building a filter? Do I need to cut my proof down before filtering? Thanks all.

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Post by Hambone » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:16 pm

If I had 3 inch copper pipe I wouldn't waste it on a filter...
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Next question: My distillate went blue, what do I do?

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Post by bluefish_dist » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:53 pm

A few coffee filters hose clamped on the bottom work well to hold the carbon in. Stainless tube works well and is a lot cheaper than copper. You will get a tint due to carbon dust, less if you wash it prior to using it. I would post filter with a .5 micron filter.

Yes, lower the proof prior to filtering. I would filter at 100 proof so I had room to adjust down to 80. My filter had 36” of 2” stainless. Used 8-32 coconut carbon. Would wash it first, then put it in the tube. Add a little distilled water to keep the carbon wet and to help pour the carbon into the tube, when the top of the filter didn’t have water, add alcohol. Then chase with a small amount of distilled water after the alcohol level is below the top of the filter.
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Post by Cschmidtke » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:58 pm

Thanks for the info I’ll try and find some stainless pipe. So novice question why would I get a blue tint from the filter pipe if I don’t get blue tint from my still? Thanks in advance

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Post by NZChris » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:09 pm

Verdigris from not keeping it clean and dry between uses.

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Post by acfixer69 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:12 pm

NZChris wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Next question: My distillate went blue, what do I do?
It's the novice forum. Why are you answering shit questions here. Seems you got something to prove at the expense of a newb. We all know you no it all. The Rad style of help is no longer needed.

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Post by NZChris » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:17 pm

acfixer69 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:12 pm
NZChris wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:21 pm
Next question: My distillate went blue, what do I do?
It's the novice forum. Why are you answering shit questions here. Seems you got something to prove at the expense of a newb. We all know you no it all. The Rad style of help is no longer needed.
Cschmidtke didn't ask a shit question. If I was Cschmidtke, I'd be offended by that.

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And if you were He, that would work for me. But you are not.

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Post by WithOrWithoutU2 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:34 pm

Cschmidtke wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 am
Thinking about building a carbon filter out of a 3’ length of 3” copper stuffed with cotton balls and activated charcoal. Anyone have experience building a filter? Do I need to cut my proof down before filtering? Thanks all.
As others have said, save that copper and go with Stainless Steel. Plenty of places on the internet to buy affordable SS pipes. Here is an Amazon link to a 36in SS tube for about $60.
It is a tri clamp ends so you can make it part of your still if you desire. Depending on your budget, there are also SS funnels that sit upon the tubing that can hold up to 1 gallon of product so you don't have to manually feed it the entire time.

https://www.amazon.com/sanitaria-extrem ... r=8-3&th=1

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Re: Filter

Post by Cschmidtke » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:43 pm

Thanks

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Post by NZChris » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:55 pm

Regarding your post at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79226#p7617892 which is now locked.
Thanks for that, George at barley and hops and stillit both run pid. That was what I was basing my opinion on. That and propane is getting costly.
That didn't sound like the Jesse I know, so I searched Stillit for PID and the first video I found was Jesse disagreeing with PID use in stills. https://www.google.com/search?q=stillit ... e&ie=UTF-8

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Post by jayka » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:46 am

NZChris wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:55 pm
Regarding your post at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=79226#p7617892 which is now locked.
Thanks for that, George at barley and hops and stillit both run pid. That was what I was basing my opinion on. That and propane is getting costly.
That didn't sound like the Jesse I know, so I searched Stillit for PID and the first video I found was Jesse disagreeing with PID use in stills. https://www.google.com/search?q=stillit ... e&ie=UTF-8
Yes I agree. Last vid I saw from Jesse about PIDs I think the end conclusion was the only thing its good for it bringing your still to temp and stopping. Other than that no good. I would include the link but can't be bothered finding it.
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Post by jayka » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:53 am

https://youtu.be/q44nsf3h2oo
If you cant be bothered watching the whole vid just skip to the 13:10 minute mark where he says "I can see how he(George) gets something out of it I just don't think it's efficient, personally"

Turns out I could be bothered.
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