Re: [new_distillers] Re: Exothermic reaction with Ethanol and Water....mmmmm?
- I found the same thing. The product came through about 2' of food
grade plastic tubing at the end. The product was clear.
As soon as I diluted with distilled water it went slightly
cloudy. It disappeared as soon as I put it through my buon vino wine
filter, but, I was still disturbed. While it is a little more
clumbsy, I switched to a copper tube directly into the collecting container.
End of cloudiness with dilution.
I don't want to drink plastic.
At 06:42 AM 9/24/2006, you wrote:
>I should have thought of this too but there are so many variables to
>remember. I noticed last run that my "test tube" from my wine kit
>went cloudy and crystallized when I put in 95% ABV to measure, and
>yes, my output tube is food grade clear vinyl hose. That has to be
>it. I will change it to stainless for the next run.
>Now, is my ethanol dangerous for consumption with whatever caused it
>to go cloudy?
> > Another reason for milky spirits is plastic. In case you had PVC or
> > similar plastic hoses in contact with 95.6% stuff those hoses may
> > leeched softeners to your ethanol. Those softeners will turn
> > cloudy.
> > Cheers, Riku
> > --- In
> Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > ethanol + water is exothermic (ie it gets hot). This is normal.
> > > as to the milkiness, this is most likely caused by salts coming
> > > solution. RO water is not mineral free. You will find it settles
> > > fine dusting in the bottle. There is nothing dangerous about it.
> > > can either decant or filter, or just ignore it. distilled water
> > > do this.
> > > cheers
> > > Rob.
> > >
> > >
> > >