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In short, NO!
Carbon when in direct contact with stainless steel will corrode your filter, this will form tiny ‘pits’ inside the filter where the carbon has been sitting against the steel, and this pitting (corroded steel) will come out of the filter in your alcohol. In turn you will be ingesting small amounts of metal, and we would highly recommend using a plastic spirit filter!
Corrosion Of Stainless Steel Due to Carbon Contact: Remember that activated carbon may contain residues of strong chemicals (acids) that are impregnated during its manufacture. Carbon has the highest galvanic potential of all conducting materials, and in presence of humidity it will tend to corrode most ANY metallic surface. Look for a non-conductive and corrosion resistant material or coating for your vessel, like plastic!