Carbon Filtering

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Carbon Filtering

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Here is Gert Strand's activated Charcoal eBook
Gert Strands Activated Charcoal Book..pdf
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Thanks to @Easydrinker & @Myles

Please take note of the copyright instructions at the beginning of the book.

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There's also some video over at YouTube - think it's Richard from love Brewing that show the basics of how it's done.

There's a few bits in it that are more dubious i.e. sales schpiel, cos he alludes to using each carbon charge only once and says that once used to bin it. This is despite the guidance from the Gert Strand e-book and personal experience (at least mine, though I'd guess others too).

But it's handy to watch to get your head round this a little........

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I have learnt to treat anything from love brewing with a pitch of salt.
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Hmm.. maybe not related to this carbon filter, but I use the little SS one, and stagger my product twice through the 1 litre carbon blocks.
I put a litre through one block, then flow it through another new one for its second filtration. Then I put some new product through that same carbon block. Change the filter, and go again again. So I end up with the first use of a carbon block filtering some product that has already been filtered. This gives me a more efficient use of the blocks. so putting some prefiltered product thru a new filter, then the next batch of unfiltered product after that.
Not sure this makes sense to you, but basically get two lots of filtering through each block, with new product going through last.

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Are you using the ez inline filter? The blocks look like a large tube of polo's?

You can bake the blocks in the oven, 100c to clean them. Then wrap in foil until next use.
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Mash wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:22 am
Are you using the ez inline filter? The blocks look like a large tube of polo's?

You can bake the blocks in the oven, 100c to clean them. Then wrap in foil until next use.
See, it's pretty straight forward cleaning up the carbon for my Z filter so it's good to see that someone has worked out how to clean up the "carbon polo's".........

And Richards stuff is fine, just remember he's there to sell stuff. Hence watch/read/whatever and then have a bit of a dig around for confirmation one way or another..........

It's why places like this are so good and helpful/useful etc. Social media i.e. FB or whatever is all well and good, but it's also a bit public, the info can be very "disjointed" - whereas forums with it's "question asked, then answered" format is superior IMO........

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I get that Richard is selling stuff, and I understand that. What I cannot forgive is when he starts making it up. Perhaps he missed his calling as a fiction novelist!
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