AA-3 Activated carbon to reduce color and flavor in tequila and other distilled spirits


Suitable for the treatment of tequila and other alcoholic beverages.

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Code: P_010255.


Vegetable activated carbon AA-3 for treatment of distilled beverages.

AA-3 is mainly used for the decolorization of distillates, wines and other beverages.

It has a high degree of activation and excellent adsorption capacity.

The selection of the raw material, as well as the activation method, gives AA-3 the ability to retain large molecules, such as fats, proteins and others that contribute color to distillates and alcoholic beverages while preserving to a great extent the original sensory profile of the beverage.

The use of wood activated carbon for the treatment of tequila offers a number of significant benefits:

  • First, activated carbon is a highly effective agent for removing chemical compounds and impurities that can cause undesirable flavor in tequila. This enhances the natural flavors and quality of tequila, providing a more pleasurable tasting experience for consumers.
  • In addition, activated wood charcoal is a safe and natural option, as it does not contain harmful chemicals and does not alter the chemical composition of tequila.
  • Finally, the use of wood activated carbon promotes sustainability, as it comes from renewable sources and its manufacturing process is environmentally friendly.

In summary, the use of wood activated carbon is an effective and safe solution to eliminate unwanted flavors from tequila, providing a high quality tasting experience.

Carbotecnia’s guarantee.

The specifications and information contained in this data sheet are based on sources we believe to be reliable and trustworthy, as well as on measurements performed by our quality control laboratory.

Since the conditions and methods of application are beyond our control, this document does not imply any implied or expressed warranty of product performance. It is recommended that the user always perform pilot tests to determine if the characteristics and performances reported herein are adequate for their process.”

Which contaminants present in tequila can be reduced with activated carbon?

Activated carbon is commonly used in tequila production to reduce contaminants in the liquid and improve its quality.

Some of the contaminants that can be reduced in tequila through the use of activated carbon include:

Methanol: Methanol is a toxic alcohol produced during the fermentation and distillation process of tequila. Methanol consumption can cause serious health problems, so it is important to reduce its presence in tequila.

Sulfur compounds: These compounds may be present in tequila due to the use of certain agave varieties, and can give rise to unpleasant flavors and aromas.

Organic acids: These compounds can be produced during the fermentation process and can contribute to a sour taste in tequila.

Impurities: These can include organic and inorganic particles that can affect the flavor and clarity of tequila.

By reducing these contaminants, activated carbon can improve the flavor, aroma, clarity and purity of tequila.

At Carbotecnia we help you improve your tequila to reach the desired taste, smell and color.


Which beverages can be purified with activated carbon?

Activated carbon can be used to purify a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including:

  1. Vodka.
  2. Whisky.
  3. Ron.
  4. Tequila.
  5. Brandy.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the purification process with activated carbon can affect the flavor and aroma of the beverage, so it is advisable to test before applying it in large quantities. In addition, it is also important to follow the recommendations of the activated carbon manufacturers to ensure its proper and safe use.

At Carbotecnia we help you to improve the taste, smell and color of distilled beverages.


Years of experience in activated carbon

More than 9

Types of charcoal for the treatment of distilled beverages.

Carbón activado para tratamiento de destilados y tequilas

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