- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rcp112000" <lcphil@c...> wrote:
> I produced my first run yesterday and it came out 93% and crystalMy guess is that it's "chill haze"... not minerals or stuff
> clear. I diluted one jar down to 40% and it is clear as well.
> Today I diluted another jar down to 40% and it is milky.
> any thoughts?
leeched from plastic, but rather organic stuff that came over
in the distillation. Stuff that's soluble at high proof but
not at low proof. It's seen all the time when you dilute
high-proof whiskies with water. It's also a function of
temperature... haze will occur more easily at lower
Companies that bottle whisk/e/y will chill filter after
dilution in order to prevent it.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with haze... it's a cosmetic
problem only. As a matter of fact, chill filtering is
nowadays criticized as detrimental to quality, as it takes
away some of taste from whiskies.
On the other hand if you're going for the "absolutely as pur
as possible" asthetic, then put it in the freezer, let the haze
settle, then decant. Or you could rig up a filter of some sort to
filter it out.