Essencia filter system

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Does anyone know if there is anyone in the UK who sells the essencia filter system. I cant seem to find anyone. Has anyone used the Spiritworks carbon filter system from Love Brewing.
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Do you really need one? I think its personal
preference, never use one personally, I
think if you are producing good neutral and careful
with your cuts that should be good. :)
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I would try a different recipe before wasting the money - but each to their own.

IMO cleaner ferments don't need filtering.
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Your both probably right. Over the last week I have read that much conflicting information on this and the old forum, YouTube, other forums and Farcebook that my head is scrambled I think. One of my probems is being able to make cuts and decisions whats heads and tails etc. I have a very poor sense of smell due to 30+ years working in the chemical industry so my tollerance to what might smell awful to some people might not be too bad to me. But I dont want to make something others do find repulsive. I thought a filter is a bit of a safety net.

I would definitely not apply for a wine tasters job, put it that way. :)
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My nose is ok, I just smell, well according to SWMBO
but what does she know??
Any filter system will not separate heads, hearts and
tails mate just combine them.
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See, I am learning all the time :D
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I recall a chemistry teacher, many moons ago, advising us not to inhale too deeply during a certain experiment, as the resulting gas was the one which had f*cked his nose for all time,
But this was back in the day that education meant dissecting a rat, or breaking into a 14 day old fertile hens egg with a couple of scalpels, at the age of 12.

To try and answer Biggles;
I use an Essencia carbon filter, I find it beneficial for neutral spirit.
Hey, each to his own
I have no truk with claims of folks spirit being SO good that it cannot be improved.
Mash may air flilter, I believe Carbon works better, different strokes...
Essencias, and the spares are currently as rare as hens teeth.
If Ellie-claire on ebay doesn't have one in the the UK, you may as well give up.

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You are right on two counts their Robert.
1. Each to their own – absolutely.
2. Hens teeth - they certainly are - did they go bust?
But oooo no, I would not go as far as to say my spirit can't be improved. But I have got it as good as I want/need it. The air stone does give it a bit of polish, and because of that I continue using that. I have tried carbon filtering and just, well, didn't get anything out of it - so like all these things, it fell by the wayside.

I make my spirit with a similar ethos to my bread - best bread possible, quickly.
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I make my own bread too. I should probaqbly be banished to the gates of hell though as I use a bread maker. :roll:
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Well that is what they are for isn't it?
Save some of your yeast for washes :D
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Biggles wrote: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:33 am I make my own bread too. I should probaqbly be banished to the gates of hell though as I use a bread maker. :roll:
I had one ages ago, but moved on to Dan Leopards "no knead" method, bought a trug and never looked back. Very rarely buy any now.
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I generally use either one of these. Are they ok as I think they have nutrients added.

https://www.allinsonflour.co.uk/product ... bake-yeast
https://www.lakeland.co.uk/7338/Doves%2 ... ws/12/20.2
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So the green one is a bit like a turbo Bakers yeast??
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Yes. Great for bread. Not sure abaout a wash as it has addatives.
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I will stick with the Yellow one then.
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