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Effectiveness
Activated carbon is more effective if high layers of granules are used. Fill a tube with granulated carbon. Normally a 1.5-meter-long tube with a 40-mm diameter is used. Filtration should be as slow as possible, without actually being blocked or stopped. The alcohol must flow through the carbon granules if the purification is to be as effective as possible. Make sure no alcohol bypasses the carbon, and make sure the tube is free from air.

Increasing the power of activated carbon by 100%

1. Pour the carbon into a stainless steel saucepan and add at least twice as much hot or boiling water.

Stir with a large spoon and allow the carbon to sink to the bottom of the saucepan before discarding the surplus water. Repeat this process 4-5 times so that all soluble substances in the carbon pores are washed out and it is saturated with water.

Picture A
Picture B
Picture C
Picture D

2. Attach 2-3 filters to the tube (Picture A), and completely fill the tube with warm water. Fill up with carbon, making sure it is poured into the water and all air is expelled (Picture B). Tap the tube to settle and pack the carbon. Filter 2-5 liters of water through the tube to flush out the remaining soluble substances (Picture C). .

3. Pour in alcohol as the last drops of water drain from the funnel (Picture D). Taste the filtered water/alcohol, and as soon as the alcohol emerges, let it run into a container. Cover the funnel with a lid to avoid vaporization of the alcohol.

4. When the last drops of alcohol leave the funnel, pour in a liter of water to ensure that all alcohol is filtered through. Again, taste the filtered alcohol/water, and discard the water.

5. This way, the carbon is started, and all air in the tube is expelled. It also eliminates the bypass “channels” formed when using dry carbon, and prevents changes in the pH-value (from 7 to 10) that normally occur when the soluble substances in the carbon are dissolved in water or alcohol.
Once the carbon has been heated and soaked, and when all air is expelled from the tube, the alcohol will flow through the channels in the carbon, and not escape unfiltered. Effectiveness is increased by at least 100%, giving a cleaner alcohol, and it is possible to filter twice the volume much faster.

The diameter of the tube should not be less than 38 mm. If it is, too much alcohol escapes unfiltered along the inner wall (wall effect)

Increasing the power of activated carbon by 150%

1. Pour the carbon into a stainless steel saucepan, and fill with at least twice as much boiling water.

2. Stir with a large spoon, allow the carbon to sink to the bottom of the saucepan before discarding the surplus water. Repeat the process 4-5 times, making sure all soluble substances in the carbon have been washed out.

Cover with boiling water, put a lid on the saucepan, and leave it to soak for 24 hours.
It is the internal wetting within the carbon granule that mostly increase the purification effect. Those 24 hours add 50% more so we can use the whole capacity of the activated carbon.

3. Discard surplus water and cover once more with hot or boiling water.

4. Stir and pour off remaining water.

Picture A
Picture B
Picture C
Picture D

5. Attach 2-3 filters to the tube (Picture A),and fill completely with warm water. Fill up with carbon, making sure it is poured into the water and all air is expelled (Picture B). Tap the tube to settle and pack the carbon. Filter 2-5 liters of water through the tube to flush out the remaining soluble substances (Picture C)..

6. Pour in alcohol as the last drops of water drain from the funnel (Picture D). Taste the filtered water/alcohol, and as soon as the alcohol emerges, let it run into a container. Cover the funnel with a lid to avoid vaporization of the alcohol.

7. When the last drops of alcohol leave the funnel, pour in a liter of water to ensure that all alcohol is filtered through. Again, taste the filtered alcohol/water, and discard the water.

8. This way, the carbon is started, and all air in the tube is expelled. It also eliminates the bypass “channels” formed when using dry carbon, and prevents changes in the pH-value (from 7 to 10) that normally occur when the soluble substances in the carbon are dissolved in water or alcohol.
Once the carbon has been heated and soaked, and when all air is expelled from the tube, the alcohol will flow through the channels in the carbon, and not escape unfiltered. Effectiveness is increased by at least 100%, giving a cleaner alcohol, and it is possible to filter twice the volume much faster.

The diameter of the tube should not be less than 38 mm. If it is, too much alcohol escapes unfiltered along the inner wall (wall effect).