Carbon Filtering Snake

$65.00 Includes GST

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Comes with 50 grams Active Filtering Carbon.

CarbonSnake™ - Important Information

CarbonSnake™ – Important Information
The CarbonSnake™ is manufactured of food-grade, ethanol resistant plastics.

Before and after each use, sterilise the hose, tap and connectors with a non-corrosive cleaning agent such as sulphite or Oxy San™, and rinse well with clean water.

The hose assembly requires 3 oz (85 g) of distiller’s granular activated carbon (GAC). For best results, we recommend a beverage-grade, low-neutral off pre-washed granular LIQUID OAK stone carbon, 20×40 or 20×50 mesh (0.30/0.43mm-0.85mm size particles).

Instructions For Use
The CarbonSnake™ is an inexpensive easy to use carbon-purification system. It will remove unwanted odours and flavours from fermented alcobases (i.e. distillers’ yeast/nutrient blends, SuperYeast, turboyeast) and ethanol distillates (i.e. grain or sugar alcohols).

Assemble the CarbonSnake™ and attach to a pail as per the diagram on the right.
1. Drill a 1” hole near the inside bottom of a food-grade plastic pail. Make sure the inside top nut will fit on the inside of the pail. If purifying SuperYeast™ (for other alcobases) the pail should be large enough to hold 6 5.8 US gallons (25-30L) of liquid. Assemble and affix the enclosed lever tap.
2. Cut one (1) double sheet 1” circle from the enclosed coffee filter paper. Save the remainder of the filter paper for future use. Replacement paper is available at most grocery and discount stores. Unscrew the swivel connector (male nipple) and place this paper between the stainless / rubber washer (convex side) and the (female) connector. Re-attach the (female) connector. It is especially important to assemble this correctly or the paper may rupture, causing the liquid to filter grey. Avoid getting grains of carbon into the connector threads. This may cause leakage or colour the liquid grey.
3. Slide the YDS key clamp over the opened end of the hose assemble. Carefully open the 3 oz. (85g) package of GAC (enclosed) and gently fill the tube assembly to within 1” of the top of the hose. A small funnel is useful for this purpose.
4. Prime the hose by filling the hose with clean warm water. Securely attach the hose to the tap by hand tightening the YDS clamp around the outside of the hose. Make sure the base does not slide off the tap.
5. Fill the pail with liquid to be filtered. For best results, first clarify alcobase with Super-Kleer K.C or #3 sterile filter pads. The flow rate will depend on the clarification of your liquid or the finer/irregular the GAC, the slower the flow. An average flow rate using the recommended LIQUID QUIK™ GAC is approximately 13 fl.oz (400ml) per hour. The slower the flow the purer the final product.
6. Place a good-grade receptacle under the bottom of the hose. Turn on the tap. Remove any air bubbles trapped in the top of the hose by pinching the hose. The purified liquid will begin to drip out the male connector nipple within a few minutes. Taste the liquid every gallon (4L) for purity. It should smell and taste like vodka. To maintain the best purity, you may stop the flow after 3 US gallons (12L) and replace the used GAC with new GAC. If the liquid drops grey, the filter paper may be punctured or inserted incorrectly.
7. Once the liquid is purified, you may mix it with soda or juice to make a party punch, or flavour it with liqueur / liquor extracts. For best results, we recommend 100% all natural LIQUID QUIK™ branded essences.
8. Clean your hose by loosening the YDS key clamp and gently removing it from the lever tap. Unscrew the male connector and remove the washer and filter paper. Flush warm tap water through the hose until clean. Air Dry.

* DO NOT detach the hose while the liquid is still flowing
* DO NOT attempt to purify ethanol that is more than 50% acl./vol.
* DO NOT pack the carbon in the hose; this can block or impede flow.
* DO NOT use powdered carbon in the hose, this can block or impede flow
* DO NOT use a non-beverage-grade carbon, this may ass mineral salts or other unwanted by-products to your ethanol instead of removing them.
* DO NOT re-use the spent GAC.