Crystal Head Filtering Equipment

I am wondering if anyone can explain how this device, used by the distillery who make Crystal Head vodka, works. It is the piece of equipment i am looking at, not the crystals.

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Does this act as a 3 filter process, like Crystal head claim and what sort of flow rate/pressure do you think is being used, as i can't imagine running their vodka over the crystals would make a great deal of difference.

Is this is a piece of equipment makes for a slow filtration, could you use other filtering material in this type of thing?

Thanks

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Comments

  • Looks like some shiny rocks in a $30 filter housing.

  • +1. Standard cheap plastic filter housing. More show than functionality.

  • That is what i thought, wasn't sure if it had a specific way of working

  • @grim said: Looks like some shiny rocks in a $30 filter housing.

    Rocks???? Crystals Sir. Those are crystals.......

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  • edited March 15

    Looks like magic to me.

    You can see the little slots where they add the snake oil.

    OOOOohhhhmmmmm

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  • Looks like the polymer used in baby diapers that retains water, sodium polyacrylate.

  • edited March 16

    The "crystals" are quartz herkimer "diamonds"

    Herkimer diamond @ Wikipedia

    Pure marketing guff

  • edited March 16

    You’re not serious. None of you have a chrystaline deionization nebulizer on your columns? The one above is obviously a DIY version crafted from a standard clear-walled water filter housing.

    How do you prevent reactive organofunctionalized silanes from forming toxic nanofilm deposits in your product condenser without one?

    I'm more like I am now than I was before.

  • Just kidding. An ionization nubulizer was a toy space raygun that they used to advertise for kids during Saturday morning cartoons when I was just a wee lad.
    The rest of it is just gobbledeegook I copy and pasted from a dive into google fu.

    The crystal filled filter housing pictured in the OP is total bullshit.

    I'm more like I am now than I was before.

  • Wait, wuuuttt?

    Take it back. Say it isn't so.

    Magic is real. Magic is real.......

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