So after @TheLostBiologist posted about his success with bentonite and carbon, I started using it with carbon and bleaching clay from @vacuumdynamics . I got some good results I shared with @Shadownaught who asked me to do a Pepsi challenge between the two clays; t41 and vacuum dynamics new clay.
Now I’ve finally gotten around to do it. I will have to say that the results didn’t come out as I expected and thusly this first post will be about the Pepsi challenge, but the rest of the thread will be dedicated to color remediation using etho cold washed.
To start off I used the same trim for both clays.
1 vac dyn; 15.5 lbs trim in 4.5 gal (started as 5, but I always lose 0.5 gal when extracting)
2 carb chem 15 lbs trim in 4.5 gal (same thing, started as 5 gal)
Both were filtered through a mix of coarse, medium and slow filters, cause I ran out of them and only had some randoms left before I got new ones today. Then then slurries were used with the coarse filter, which is 25 micron. I used the 185mm buchner funnel for this.
I was gonna have you guys guess at first, but they turned out pretty much identical, so I’m just gonna post the pictures. This thread will be continued over the next couple of months, cause I have magnesol on the way and I believe that using bentonite together with bleaching clays and magnesol is the true way to go for color remediation. We’ll have to see. If anyone else wants to post their own results here I would be super stoked. I really want to learn together with you guys, so here goes.
I used 75 g each with 600ml etho to make the slurry and then started filtering right away.
Both clays performed pretty much identical when it comes to the color. What differed between them was the time it took. 2.5 hours for vacuum dynamics and 1.5 hour for carbon chemistry. Tbh, when using 100g bentonite with 33g bleaching clay from vac dyn, it only took around an hour to filter, so using just the clay definitely seemed to slow things down. I kinda shot myself in the foot there by using 75g, but I thought it would yield lighter color. I was wrong.
1 vacuum dynamics:
2 carbon chemistry
So that’s the results, not what I expected. I will post more in a couple of days I hope. But this is the start for now. Thanks for reading.