Re: [new_distillers] Re: Help?
Thanks for your thoughts! Taste was fine, however I am reluctant to share it with others.
I solved the issue with a coffee filter.
--- On Fri, 10/17/08, Andy <fit_dude42@...> wrote:
From: Andy <fit_dude42@...>
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Help?
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008, 5:37 AM
Further to this, are you sure the water was distilled? If it's
mineral (bottled) water then it will definitely have suspended
solids in it. Completely harmless and just need filtering out if you
don't like the look.
--- In new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com, "Andy" <fit_dude42@ ...> wrote:
> Hi George,
> I've experienced what you describe and as far as i'm aware (after
> drinking mine) it's harmless. It's the very tiny residue that's
> from both the distillation process and the flavouring essence -
> they're not 100% solid-free and eventually the solids precipitate
> out and drift down to the bottom and you get the haze you
> I've had a few bottles with this haze in and never felt any
> I use the 'Still Spirits' essences and you only seem to notice it
> the lighter drinks. I have a Jack Daniels essence that i like and
> that has had a haze at the bottom a few times with no problems.
> If you don't like the look of it a simple coffee filter like Waldo
> advises will do the trick.
> --- In new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com, Mdzsr <mdzsr@> wrote:
> > Thanks Jim aka Waldo, I will try the filter.
> > When I become more "skilled" using high reflux/essence, I'll
> graduate to a pot type and go for "real" whiskey!
> > George
> > --- On Sat, 10/11/08, jamesonbeam1 <jamesonbeam1@ > wrote:
> > From: jamesonbeam1 <jamesonbeam1@ >
> > Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Help?
> > To: new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com
> > Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 11:47 AM
> > Hello George,
> > And Welcome aboard. As Far as I know, no bacteria or any living
> thing can grow in a 50% ABV solution.
> > It may have to do with the whiskey essense you added. Take a
> number 2 Melita coffee filter and try putting it through a few
> > And next time try making really whiskey.
> > Please go to the left and read up on our hobby in the Info base
> the Links and Database Sections. Again, welcome aboard...
> > Vino es Veritas,
> > Jim aka Waldo.
> > --- In new_distillers@ yahoogroups. com, "George" <mdzsr@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > This is my first posting - I have been reading/learning from
> > > you, and I appreciate all the information that members of this
> > > freely share.
> > >
> > > I have a question - my recently bottled %50 ABV whiskey seems
> > > developed "whispy strands" near the bottom of the bottle.These
> > > fall apart and disperse throughout the bottle when shaken.
> > > strands seem to have developed about 2 months after bottling.
> > > anyone had a similar experience? Should I throw this batch
> Can I
> > > just filter it out, or is it some bacterial growth? Maybe my
> > > wasn't properly cleaned prior to bottling?
> > >
> > > I started with 190 proof from a sugar wash, added distilled
> water and
> > > whiskey essence and bottled. I tasted relatively good prior to
> > > bottling. I have not tasted since, but it does currently have
> > > smell.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts?
> > >
> > > George
> > >
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