Finishing the spirit
- HI thereI have used my Still Spirits Reflux still to distill 50L of wash. I have a bucket of the distiled spirit and I then tiped in two packets of the carbon stuff and left for 3 or 4 days.Now I am using the continus filter to filter it... But.. It is coming out slightly clowdy (white clowdy not black).This is my second batch. The first was perfect.Could the % have anything to do with it? My first batch was watered down to about 45% but this stuff is at about 53%Also the filter seems to drip faster this time than last?help!ThanksDavid
- To David Ferg. The cloudy nature is usually due to the presence of
unfermented sugar, which will foam in the still. More common with
than turbo extra.A capfull of distilling conditioner in the still will
fix the problem.
If its more like a cotteny filiment, then it is most likely due to high
levels of calcium
in the water.
Your % for dripping are ok. The lower the % the more efficently the
carbon will work.
The drip rate is in part controlled by the amount of fine carbon that
settles on the filter
paper. I use small g clamps on hose on the outlet side of the filter to
the drip rate. I tried small plastic taps from micro irrigation systems,
but the alcohol
broke them down. The slower the drip rate, the better the alcohol. There
dramatic improvement from one drip per second to one per 3. I use 1 per
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