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Cloudy product after dilution


JoelFlowers

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We have had a couple of occurences where the product became cloudy as soon as either distilled water or reverse osmosis water or tap water was added in order to dilute proof. This happened once in a vapor and cold infusion of 2 vodka products (orange and vanilla). It also happened with a cold infusion of a coconut rum. Does anyone have any suggestion, comments, etc.?

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Oils are more soluble in ethanol than in water, and more soluble at higher temperatures than lower temps, so adding water to a stable solution of oil and ethanol can cause the oils to come out of solution, especially when chilled. This is really desirable if you're making absinthe, but not so much when it's something else.

You could try chill filtering with a 5 micron filter. That will brighten your spirit...in more ways than one.

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We have had a couple of occurences where the product became cloudy as soon as either distilled water or reverse osmosis water or tap water was added in order to dilute proof. This happened once in a vapor and cold infusion of 2 vodka products (orange and vanilla). It also happened with a cold infusion of a coconut rum. Does anyone have any suggestion, comments, etc.?

Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "vapor and cold infusion", and a "cold infusion" ?

oh nevermind, I managed to figure it out

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