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Re: soapy flavors?

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  • tgfoitwoods
    Chris, I have no experience with sorghum, but your OG and yeats choice are very nicely conservative, and you say your distillate tasted fine. The only thing I
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      Chris,

      I have no experience with sorghum, but your OG and yeats choice are very nicely conservative, and you say your distillate tasted fine. The only thing I can think of is that your aging vessel may have had unrinsed soap residue it. Everything else sounds great.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits


      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Chris Jude <vegbenz300@...> wrote:
      >
      > Folks,
      >
      > I've been running sorghum juice wine through my 3.5' packed still, and have
      > a good amount now that I've had on some charred oak for about a month. The
      > column is copper with copper packing. The wines tasted fine when I ran
      > them. I tasted to liquor last night and it had overall a good flavor to
      > it, but there was a soapiness to it that I'm concerned about. Any ideas
      > where this may have come from? I used EC-1118 yeast, and would get to
      > about 10% alc from a 20 brix juice.
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Chris
      >
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