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The Ancillary Products:

The Still Spirits range also has a number of products and tools that will help you make alcohol that as clean and fresh tasting as possible. Turbo Sugar is formulated to eliminate unwanted by-products as they are produced. Turbo Clear helps you remove solid particles from your spirit and the carbon products will enable you to remove all unwanted by-products that affect the taste and smell of your spirit.

Still Spirits Turbo Sugar:
This blend of sugars and carbon has been developed specifically for use with Still Spirits Turbo yeasts. This special blend of carbons continually treats the wash during fermentation to ensure less by-products in the final wash (see note below). The fact that the by-products are removed as soon as they are produced ensures there is no cumulative effect of yeast absorbing the fermentation by-products while working on the remaining sugar and then producing new by-products. This would be similar to the situation where a neutral food was grown in strong flavoured or contaminated soil.

Distilling a cleaner wash not only reduces the direct distilling by-products but also reduces off flavours from cooked by-products.
The wash should be treated with Turbo Clear prior to distilling.

Turbo Clear:
Treating the wash with Turbo Clear before distilling, further improves the quality of the distillate by removing solids that can be cooked by the element during distilling. Each Turbo Clear pack comes with Part A and Part B. It is essential that all dissolved gas is removed before gently adding Part A. One hour later Part B should be added while gently stirring. The wash should be left for 24 hours before carefully decanting the clear wash.

Carbons:
Carbon has the unique property of being able to absorb the unwanted by-products of fermentation that can affect the taste and smell of alcohol. When you treat your alcohol with carbon, you remove these by-products and make your alcohol taste as fresh and clean as possible.

Still Spirits carbons have passed extensive testing to ensure that not only do they produce the highest purity of spirit but they do not release any unwanted contaminants back into your wash. Many carbons are not produced for food or beverage applications and may contain harmful carcinogenic compounds.

zfiltercartridge 02thZ Filter:
This is the latest filter available from Still Spirits. When spirit passes through the Z Filter it gets maximum exposure to the carbon as it tracks first down, then up then down again through the filter unit. The tumbling, rolling action of the alcohol bumping into the carbon filaments through the 0.75M length of the Z Filter, emulates the treatment in a much longer (1.2M approx.) continuous depth of filter bed.
Click here for a link to the Carbon Treatment Page


Z Filter Universal Carbon:
This carbon is a blend of two different types of carbons, one maximizing the removal of any flavours and aroma’s and heavier alcohols and the other focusing on removing any unwanted lighter alcohol’s. This is achieved by a combination of the degree of activity of the different carbons combined with the differing pore sizes of the active sites in the carbons. Z Filter Universal Carbon contains advanced activity so that it is suitable to treat spirit from both Pot and Reflux Stills.

Z Reflux Carbon:
This is also a blend of two different types of carbon and has sufficient proportions of each to remove impurities in spirit distilled in a Reflux still.

Note that Z Filter Reflux Carbon has a lower activity rating than Z Filter Universal Carbon. As Pot stills produce a distillate with more impurities it is essential that that spirit is treated with Z Filter Universal Carbon.