Thankyou Doug, you were spot on with your information.I filtered
both bottles thru a garden filter filled with filter wool and the
growth has not returned. Many thanks for yours and Riku's reply.Have
a good one,Baldy.--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tontoranger2001"
> <baldy_head@h...> wrote:
> > Hi All,I need some advice,I made Mikes canadian spiced rum,from
> > recipe I got from the excellent Homedistillers site.I followed
> > recipe to the letter and filtered the finished product thru a
> > screen stainless steel mesh & then twice thru 2 coffee filters.
> > After 5 days, the first bottle of rum had a growth,(whitish in
> > color) on the bottom,which I again filtered and it started to
> > again after about 5 days. The 2nd bottle, which was left for
> > before the first filtering process, started to grow @ 7 days
> > absolute clear rum.
> > The rum is @ room temp,25 to 35 degrees C and the humidity is up
> > 85% @ times.The bottles are sealed tight,and tastes ok.The wash
> > brown sugar, water & temperature tolerent yeast, refluxed &
> > distilled off @ 82%,then carboned for 6 days using CR carbon.
> > Can anyone tell me why this is happening & how to stop it.
> > regards,Baldy.
> G'day Baldy
> I had a similar thing happening a while back, After a few days a
> white 'growth' would appear on the bottom of the bottle.
> I wondered if this was coming from the coffee filters i was using
> and now filter through a tube filled with cotton balls,
> My theory was (still is?) that the fibres in the filters were
> broken down/washed out and after a few days were settling to the
> bottom. But I stand to be corrected
> It worked for me