Turbo Clear for wash

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Re: Turbo Clear for wash

Postby Woods314 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 pm

How are solids going to make their way up your column and into your condenser when water has trouble doing it. Water and other things do, but they are liquids and not very much.
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Re: Turbo Clear for wash

Postby hillzabilly » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:49 pm

I use copper mesh packing and copper plates,anyone that does will know it gets dirty,and the dirtier a wash like rum the more residual crap gets left behind,yes I agree its not a visible thing of dirty vapour or visible solids moveing up,but the fact remains it gets there,what it is exactly is not the question for me.With neutral the less of it the better,but with rum and whiskey extra yeast and wash flavour comeing over is not a bad thing but a method ta add more flavour,exess yeast cells are said ta burst dureing boiling releasing unwanted flavour congeners for neutral.The citric acid solution that comes from a dirty packed section after a mucky wash is more blue with more crap reacting to the copper and reflux action,again what it is exactly is not my question but something I see and know .cheers hillzabilly ;-)
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Re: Turbo Clear for wash

Postby db1979 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Yeast is a lot more complicated than just thinking of it as a solid. When bluc referred to it as a solid he wasn't meaning that it behaved as a solid in the still, but it's a solid that can be settled out in many washes. It doesn't however behave like a solid on boiling, the yeasts can release other chemicals as they are heated up and these are the most likely candidate for off flavours from an uncleared neutral wash (in addition to the yeast becoming burnt on the elements). Flavoured washes like whiskey age in a barrel and the oak takes care of off flavours...with time.

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