What the hell......cool though.

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What the hell......cool though.

Post by Safegyde » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:07 pm

That subject line is for two different things.

1.) the new look of this forum. I have been gone a while, I come back and everything is all flipped backwards and all the icons for the forum are different.... Cool. The smiles are still the same......oh Thank God. What would I do without my familiar friends to welcome me back??!! :D :lol: 8) :P :roll:

2.) My whiskey has done something weird. I have been making a ujsm (75% corn, 25% rye) extremely goooooood :D , but with the last batch I did I put it in the freezer after diluting to 80 proof (40% abv) and it has turned a cloudy murky muddy color. But the funny part is when it heats up just a little it looks fine. I put a shot in the microwave for only 15 seconds, still cool to the touch, and it looks fine. See the pic. So what is the deal?

Out of a 5 gallon wash I do two stripping runs since I only have a two gallon pot. Then I do a final spirit run. It is clean...ie. no meth and cut early enough to prevent the nasties but late enough to bring over the flavor. I use a two gallon pot, 12 inch liebeg a thumper...blah blah blah. I get 160 proof every time when I am patient and run it slowly. I age it on white oak chips from the Jack Daniel's kegs. Always have a fine product. The smell and taste is just fine, but it looks like poo. This is new to me. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks all. Good to be back.

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Re: What the hell......cool though.

Post by punkin » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:21 pm

Suggest keeping it away from the freezer. :mrgreen:

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Post by rad14701 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:22 pm

I don't think that the clouding you are seeing is abnormal... I've drank Rumple Minze for years and would put the bottle in the freezer only to find that the once clear schnapps had turned a dark and cloudy gray color... That was 100 proof schnapps which has loads of sugar in it - to a point where you could see the sugar swirling in the bottle... Same thing happens if you chill it in a shaker with ice - it turns dark gray and the sugar swirls as it binds together... Bottom line, nothing to worry about... Just watch out for brain-freeze...

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Re: What the hell......cool though.

Post by goinbroke2 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:28 pm

I notice the jar has "bon jour" wrote on it. If your in Canada there is probably a problem with the whisky and water trying to continually seperate. :mrgreen:


[bon jour...french....canada....seperate...] :oops:

ok it's late, I thought it was funny ok? :roll:

And yeah, if your not canadian you probably don't get it......
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Post by grizzly1 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:57 pm

I'm no expert but I'll say chill haze. If it's good drink yourself. If it's not good give to friends. If it's down right "throw-up" discusting, give to in-laws. :twisted:

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Post by trthskr4 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:04 am

What a waste of Grolsh! That truck driver should be hanged. :cry:
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Post by HookLine » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:41 am

Cleaning the glass up would be a bastard of a job.
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Post by Hawke » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:44 am

Hell, that's the best thing I've ever seen happen to Grolshe. Too bad the bottles got broke though.
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Post by trthskr4 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:46 am

Hawke wrote:Hell, that's the best thing I've ever seen happen to Grolshe. Too bad the bottles got broke though.
Those particular bottles don't bother me too bad, if it were the ones with the reclosable lids it would be a bigger tragedy.
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Post by Dnderhead » Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:54 am

As long as your talking about bottles does any one know about --beverwyck brewing ,albany N.Y. -- from net this bottle was made in 1870s? ,called a bop?
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Post by BW Redneck » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:46 am

grizzly1 wrote:I'm no expert but I'll say chill haze. If it's good drink yourself. If it's not good give to friends. If it's down right "throw-up" discusting, give to in-laws. :twisted:
That's what I thought too. Just like heating a liquid solvent allows more liquid or solid solutes to dissolve in it, chilling it would do the opposite. The less soluble congeners simply come out of solution when the booze is chilled, causing a kind of milky haze to form. Scotches, in particular, are quite vulnerable to this, which is why some distilleries "cold filter" theirs to remove the congeners responsible for chill haze. Other distilleries claim that cold filtering removes some of the whiskey's character.
If you don't like it, put it in the freezer until that haze forms and filter it through some cotton balls jammed into a metal of glass funnel. To keep the spirit from warming as you do this (when I filter it sometimes takes a few hours), clear a space in your freezer and set up your filtering device in there and refill the funnel every 10 minutes or so (a chest freezer really helps).


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Re: What the hell......cool though.

Post by Safegyde » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:23 pm

Thanks for the info guys. Yeah, I think it is the sugars that is causing the chill haze. With this batch I didn't pitch any new yeast and just relied on the old. I was in a hurry and also didn't use any yeast energizer...mistake I think, as all the sugars didn't get converted. I didn't end up with as much product either.

Tastes great though.

It's like magical color changing liquor!! :D :D Watch as you drink...the color and your motor skills both change!! :lol:
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Re: What the hell......cool though.

Post by jcrawf » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:42 pm

goinbroke2 wrote:I notice the jar has "bon jour" wrote on it. If your in Canada there is probably a problem with the whisky and water trying to continually seperate. :mrgreen:


[bon jour...french....canada....seperate...] :oops:

ok it's late, I thought it was funny ok? :roll:

And yeah, if your not canadian you probably don't get it......
Haha... Love it. You don't hear many seperatist jokes anymore but they are always good for a laugh.

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Re: What the hell......cool though.

Post by mikeac » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:22 am

I laughed too!! has been awhile since I heard a separatist joke....
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