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Re: [Distillers] Milky Haze upon dilution

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  • Ted Palmer
    Are you using tap water? If so, the chlorine and/or floride in the water is reacting with your spirit. use only distilled, rain or spring water for your
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      Are you using tap water? If so, the chlorine and/or floride in the water is
      reacting with your spirit. use only distilled, rain or spring water for your
      dilutions.
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dean Jones" <joneskds@...>
      To: <Distillers@egroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 5:10 PM
      Subject: [Distillers] Milky Haze upon dilution


      >
      > Hi all,
      > Its been a while since I've posted here, just been very busy,
      >
      > My problem is that when I cut my spirit strength back to 40% it
      > throws
      > a milky white haze to the spirit. When distilling it is perfectly
      > clear and smells good, doesn't feel oily, or smell cardboard like,
      > I'm assuming its fusil oils soluable in solution of ethanol but when
      > I
      > cut it with water is shows its nasty head. I also dont think I have
      > cleaned the still properly and the oils are being extracted from the
      > reflux column. I'm running the still very slowly 4-5 hr runs and
      > getting 82-84% distilate. I'm fairly new to this and would appreciate
      > any help or suggestions.
      > Thanks in advance,
      > Dino
      >
      >
      >
      >
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