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Hazy after aging

Hazy after aging

Postby jbrownmxr » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:47 am

I've a corn barley whisky 65%ABV in a #4 charred oak barrel. It was going nicely for a few weeks until recently it became hazy. I'm assuming that this is detritus picked up in the barrel. I scan of the forum suggests cold filtering as a solution. Any other words of wisdom?


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Re: Hazy after aging

Postby Swedish Pride » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:09 am

what abv is it now?
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Re: Hazy after aging

Postby jbrownmxr » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 am

That was an interesting experiment. To answer your question it's at 63-63.5% ABV. Moreover in getting my sample of apx 100cc I think I cleared sediment sitting at the bottom near the spigot. So, im thinking the whiskey looks quite nice after all.
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Re: Hazy after aging

Postby the Doctor » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:13 am

It sounds like you may have just raised some previously settled sludge... it is rare to get ester or protein blooms at an ABV over 50%.
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Re: Hazy after aging

Postby Swedish Pride » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:40 pm

i feared the angels had stolen a lot of abv and you were under 46% where you usually get the hazy booze.
Sounds like it worked out well in the end :)
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