This filter can be used to clarify and purify moonshine (which is ethanol), in order to be use as fuel for mini stoves, lighter fluid, or even causing a warming sensation if consumed.
It really doesn't matter what color your moonshine is, or what it smells like, or even if there is crap floating around in it. You SHOULDN'T be drinking it. If for some God forsaken reason a sip or two accidental managed to plunge down your throat, it would be less disgusting having been previously filtered.
DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibility for anything whatsoever that results in the following of this instructable. Moonshine is illegal to distill and not intended for human consumption. This how2 is simply how to filter out any odors particles and abnormal colors.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
I used a water bottle for demonstration, but soda bottles have a convenient blue seal on the inside of the lid which keeps everything in place. You can use an any size bottle that you want. Bigger bottles will be able to hold more moonshine to be filtered, so that you do not have to constantly fill them up.
You just need a piece the size of the bottle's cap
This is stuff that you are supposed to put in aquarium filters to remove organic odors and colors. If is clean and safe enough for your pets, why not use is for moonshine?
Step 2: Cut the Bottle Cap
You need to cut a dime sized hole that does not go all the way to the edge of the cap. It is required that there be a lip around the top of the cap to hold the filter in place (you will see what I mean).
The filter is not going to work faster if you cut a bigger hole. One the size of a dime is perfect.
Step 3: Cut the Coffee Filter
The closer you cut the filter to the actual size of the inside of the cap, the better. When you place the filter inside of the cap and then screw the cap down onto the bottle, the filter gets compressed between the two. This keeps the filter in place, and only gives the liquid one path to exit the bottle.
To get the closest size filter, take the cap off the bottle and put it upside down on a piece of filter. Trace with a pen or pencil and then cut out. Make sure to cut on the inside of the line as so no ink or graphite makes its way into the moonshine.
Next, take the circle that you just cut out and see if it fits into the cap. If it does... congratulations. If it's too big... trim it. If it is too small.. start over.
I cut two sheets at a time, and place both in the cap. Like a double filter.
Step 4: Slice the Bottle
Step 5: Add Any Filtering Agents and Filter
All that is left to do is pour the moonshine into filter and let it sit over a jar or other collection utensil. It goes rather slow, so in the meantime you can make yourself a mini 35cent pizza by following my other instructable.
Step 6: Done!
It would be advised in order to create a cleaner, better smelling, and better looking moonshine.
Like I do when the jar I use leaves some particulate floating around, just run it through the filter with no carbon. It only takes a couple of minutes, while making it 100x prettier.
Enjoy your filtered moonshine, and remember that I am not responsible for anything that you do to hurt yourself or your friends.