Many novice moonshiners encounter the unpleasant smell of moonshine. Craftsmen have come up with several simple methods that allow you to quickly and effectively eliminate the problem at home, without spending a lot of time and effort. We will consider the most effective options that have been tested in practice.
6 methods to remove odors from moonshine
1). Pour 2-3 grams of potassium permanganate powder into a 3-liter jar of the finished product. Wait for a precipitate to settle. To speed up the process, it is enough to close the jar, shake it several times and put it in a water bath with a temperature of 50-70 ° C for 10-15 minutes.
2). For 1 liter of moonshine, add 8-10 grams of regular (baking) soda, mix, leave for 20-30 minutes. Then stir again and leave for 10-12 hours. Then drain the top layer of the liquid and remove the sediment at the bottom. Soda removes fusel oils well, which cause an unpleasant odor.
3). Soak the moonshine on the violet root for 12 days (100 grams of crushed plant per 3 liters of moonshine). This old recipe is of little use for city dwellers, since it is very difficult to find the violet root on sale, but its effectiveness is very high.
4). Freeze moonshine in a metal barrel or glass container. Water freezes to the edges of the keg (bottle) along with harmful impurities. After the water turns into ice, pour the moonshine (remains liquid) into another container. Repeat the process several times if necessary. The method is simple and cheap, only a refrigerator is required.
In some villages, large quantities of moonshine are cleaned by freezing all year round. For this, the peasants build special underground glaciers, in which snow can lie until late autumn.
5). Re-distillation. Dilute the moonshine with water to 15-20% and re-distill, dividing the finished product into fractions. The method is laborious, time-consuming, but the most effective.
6. Cleaning with charcoal. We need charcoal obtained from birch (BAU-A and BAU-LV brands). Technology: grind coal, wrap it in several layers of gauze. Pass the moonshine through the resulting filter.
In this case, activated charcoal from a pharmacy is ineffective, tablets can only absorb large molecules of fusel oils, and most of the harmful impurities will pass freely.