Using BBQ charcoal

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Using BBQ charcoal

Postby ffsjoe » Friday Mar 30, 2007 8:18 pm

Hey guys, I wanted to know your thoughts on using BBQ charcoal ground up in the filtration of alcohol. The one i've got is Hotrox 100% charcoal with no additives or coal. I don't see how it could be any different except that its a hell of a lot cheaper.

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Postby tazman67 » Saturday Mar 31, 2007 1:10 am

not good..the charcoal is not food grade..buy the real stuff from your HBS
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Postby lethaldog » Saturday Mar 31, 2007 3:35 am

agreed, buy the real filter carbon its made especially for this use!!
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Postby ffsjoe » Saturday Mar 31, 2007 7:03 am

I thought i'd have to do that, thanks for the replies guys :)
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Postby Brewaholic » Monday Apr 02, 2007 10:45 pm

Anyway charcoal is just the slang term for it its actually activated carbon which goes through a process with super heated steam something about 1000 degrees to make it good so prob give it a miss unless your making sausage vodka!
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