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Demisting test - mystery solved

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  • rocky_creek1
    At the beginning of a run the commercial distilleries do a demisting test to see if the spirit will cloud water at 45.7 percent abv. Cloud water at the
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 2, 2005
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      At the beginning of a run the commercial distilleries do a demisting
      test to see if the spirit will cloud water at 45.7 percent abv. Cloud
      water at the beginning of a run? Sounds like tails. IT IS. They are
      testing for tails that have been left in the still and pipes from the
      previous run. The high proof washes the tails out, and when they are
      clear it's a go.

      "Whisky, Technology, Production and Marketing." Inge Russell.
      (2003)page 165
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