Another way to clean spirit with "floaties" in is to simply run it thru a
"Wine Filter". These are readily available from most Home Brew Shops.
From: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)
Sent: Thursday, 11 January 2001 08:38
Subject: RE: [Distillers] coffee filters
>spirit is full of what appears to be...dissolved paper?
I've had some success using cotton wool balls - either in the older style
filter (a push on tube that fitted to the end of a 2L PET bottle - sorta
), or in the bucket systems
that plumb into an inline filter (like for garden hoses) with valve
In either, I've used a single round of filter paper (sorry, don't know the
micron size), then a couple of cotton wool balls, then topped up with the
But the filtering rate has been really slow - a drip every second - but it
does an excellent job. When I've tried to hurry it, I'd get some of the
fine carbon dust pushed through (and end up with slightly grey spirit).
To clean up the "grey spirit" - sorta like the scenario you now sound to be
in, I'd empty out the filter, and refill it with cotton wool only. Press it
in fairly firm, so that it wouldn't be too inclined to come apart and float
out the exit. This then worked well to clean up any floaties in the spirit.
And its not so slow then either.