Filter Unit

MSRP: $44.95
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This standard filter unit is to be used with activated carbon to filter high-proof, neutral spirits such as vodka. Basic by design, it is intended as an introductory unit for those who would like to try stone coal activated filtering but are unsure whether they will continue and are not ready to invest in a premium filter system.


  • Made of chemical tolerant ABS plastic
  • 1.5" diameter
  • More than 3' total height


  • RF Clamp
  • Food-grade sealant
  • Funnel holder
  • Starter pack of filter papers


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  • 2
    Yeah ...not impressed. But will try.

    Posted by Don on Feb 13th 2016

    Found the included silicone glue left the joints loose and moveable, despite a healthy coating. Cleaned off the silicone and sanded all connections with #600 sand paper. Re-joined them with Oatey PVC cement. Completely solid and water tight now. Hopefully, the cement won't be overbearing. It IS a filter, though.

    UPDATE 2-12-2016: The Oatey PVC cement solved all issues. Absolutely no affect on flavor. No leaks, either. I figure for just getting started in this hobby I could've spent a fortune on all top-of-the-line stuff. But as it is, this works fine now as just as I have described.

  • 5
    Works great

    Posted by Chirodrdl on Jun 30th 2014

    Good product. Easy to use. Leaked a little until I put it together correctly on the bottom. Took a minute but now it dont leak at all.

  • 1
    Not so good

    Posted by jacob on Jan 29th 2014

    This filter came with the still that I bought, followed instructions and when I went to use it it leaked badly. The only good thing was that I tested it with water. Other than this filter and thermometer everything else is absolutely fantastic!!!

  • 3
    filter system leakage

    Posted by Damon on Jul 6th 2013

    Try making an oatmeal paste as a sealant. I use a coffee grinder to make oatmeal powder, then wet till a paste. Apply as you would pvc cement.

  • 1
    junk - move along

    Posted by htperry on Mar 7th 2012

    The stills & yeast are great, but their reputation tarnished by cheap garbage accessories like this worthless plastic filter system. They cut the tubing to make it easier to ship, which then makes it into a leaky piece of trash. Don't waste one penny on this item.

  • 1

    Posted by Bruce on Sep 5th 2011

    waste of money,had carbon and product all over-fixed those issues and still don't use it cause it's not worth all the screwin around-think I'll get the stainless model

  • 2
    I agree with Phil

    Posted by Bob on Mar 10th 2011

    Yea, your company is really, really good, I mentioned that to you in an email. This filter though leaked in both joints the first time. I'm a novice at distilling but not working with PVC piping etc.. I was generous with the sealant because the couplers were loose, not sure why it leaked except the possible pressure of the weight of the charcoal and the liquid... I'm going to find something else. Keep up the great service... I've been buying from you guys like crazy the last couple of months.. wife hasn't seen the bank statement online yet... so far, so good.

  • 2
    filter or junk

    Posted by phil on Jul 25th 2010

    ive been nothing but pleased with all ur products. i love my steel 11 on a 10 scale. but this filter unit is a joke worth about 2 cents. sloppy fittings with rtv silicone. im not going to use it still smells like silicone 1 week later. my alcohol isnt going throught it.. going in the trash waste of 27.00 dollars.

  • 4
    It works...

    Posted by Patrick on Jul 16th 2010

    ...just fine but make d***ed sure it's secured. When in use it weighs more than you'd expect. Mine came loose and I had alcohol saturated carbon all over.