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Re: [Distillers] Preparing Oak for Soaking

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  • Derek Hamlet
    Possible answer. You filter, then cut with distilled water and then have to filter again.. I would leave all the filtering until you want to bottle. Also if
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 18, 2006
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      Possible answer. You filter, then cut with distilled water and then
      have to filter again..
      I would leave all the filtering until you want to bottle.
      Also if you use a wine filter like a buon vino as the final step it
      will come out sparklingly clear.
      At 09:22 AM 9/18/2006, you wrote:

      >I toss a handful of 'stuff' (apricots, peppercorns, clove,etc) in a gallon
      >jar of 60%abv. Then I add a couple pieces of charred oak (approx. 3/4" x 1
      >1/2" x 2 1/2") and let it soak as long as I can keep my hands off. ;-) Then
      >I run it through a couple of coffee filters, cut to 40%abv w/distilled
      >water, and bottle. Even though it looks clear when bottled, in a week there
      >is sediment at the bottom of the bottle. If I filter again, the booze will
      >remain crystal clear - no further problem.

      Derek
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