RE: [Distillers] Re: Carbon filtering at what ABV>
- Concisely stated, Harry, and thank you kindly.
You've made a merry Christmas for all the kiddies that will
find their gins (with well-polished neutral) underneath the
Christmas tree. No lump of coal for *these* happy children.
(...and "polishing water" is a principle even I can remember)
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 10:04:03 +0000
Subject: [Distillers] Re: Carbon filtering at what ABV>
--- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@. ..> wrote:
> A question for all of you who carbon filter your vodka: What
> ABV do you filter? Final sippin' ABV, hot off the still ABV, or
> something in between?
> I'm doing last minute Christmas presents, have a bunch
> of new neutral (distilled 3 times from Masons's MUMM
> wash) and I've only carbon filtered one batch of 50%
> Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
Final sippin'ABV is the go for this reason...
Carbon filters can be used to filter organic impurities from vodka
and whiskey. Since the activated carbon does not bind well to
alcohols, the percentage of ethanol is not significantly affected,
but the carbon will bind to and remove many organic impurities
which can affect color, taste, and odor.
Source: http://www.graverte ch.com/PDF/ Product_Sheets/ LPF/TB-007Carbon FilterQA. pdf
So what you do is polish the water, not the ethanol.
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