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RE: [Distillers] clarity problems

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  • Pete Sayers
    Hi ups Pete from Brewers Barn here. Yes the colour should come out with the use of a carbon. If you want the rum colour you will have to use a colourant ie a
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 1, 2000
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      Hi ups Pete from Brewers Barn here. Yes the colour should come out with the
      use of a carbon. If you want the rum colour you will have to use a colourant
      ie a caramelled sugar or something
      regards Pete

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      From: ups474@... [mailto:ups474@...]
      Sent: Sunday, 1 October 2000 11:30
      To: Distillers@egroups.com
      Subject: [Distillers] clarity problems


      I have a question I was hoping I could get help with here. Imagine
      you have a 5 gallon still (pressure cooker), with copper lines that
      lead into a one quart canning jar, which then leads to a 5 gallon
      bucket with 15 or so feet of copper tubing in it. You have put a
      molasses based mash in the freezer to "freeze distill" it from a 10%,
      5 gallon batch to about 18%, 2.5 gallon batch. You then put some of
      the mash in the jar "thumper", and pour the rest in the still.
      Starting the run on an electric stovetopyou collect 200ml of heads
      which are thrown out, and you begin collecting the rum. The problem
      is the rum is coming out of the still with a deep yellow/brown tint
      to it even though the condenser and still are clean and there is no
      remaining sugar to buurn in the mash. What caused the color and can
      a small amount of activated carbon remove it (the loss of some of the
      flavor is O.K.)??? Proof, temperature, and everything else was fine,
      it just was colored like it had been oak aged when it poured out of
      the condensor. Any help would be appreciated.
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