Activated Granulated Carbon – Smugglers 2.9 kg
Activated Granulated Carbon, used to remove the fusel oils, unwanted flavours and unpleasant odors from the spirit.
Also known as Gold carbon. ( medium grade )
Used as a 5 day soaking method , add 10 gms carbon per litre.
At the end of 5 days you need to run the spirit through filter wool or filter pads to remove the black colour from the spirit.
The longer the soaking time the better 3 weeks would be preferred
The higher the percentage of the spirit at the collect the less the carbon has to work
i.e. : if you collect spirit at say 70% the carbon will working overtime.
Most stills today are producing around 90%.
If you do not use carbon to purify the alcohol.
There is a likely chance of ending up with headaches and some form of sickness.
Think of the carbon as a magnate.
The fusel oil is attracted and held by the carbon.
Other carbons for alcohol:
Activated cartridge Carbon. used in filter cartridge systems.
Granulated or Gold carbon, used for 5 day soaking method.
Use 10 grams per litre of alcohol soak in a separate container, preferably not plastic.
Contact Reactive carbon , which is a fine and medium mix, suitable for the 3 day soaking method.
The longer the soak the better, 3 weeks would be preferred.
Manufactured from coal or coconut husk.