Moonshine still associated in some people with the liquid is a muddy color with a characteristic taste and smell. In fact, home craftsmen learned to produce a high quality drink that has no odors and a little different taste characteristics from the elite spirits. For this you need to follow the correct production technology, an important point which is a cleansing brew of contaminants. As one of the ways used clean vodka soda.
Reasons which should be clear moonshine
Crude moonshine contains harmful impurities and fusel oils
In the distillate there are toxic impurities and fusel oil, which are the cause of unpleasant taste and smell the brew. Opponents of brewing believe that the distillate is made in home conditions, has harmful effects on the human body due to the increased concentration of fusel oils. But if spirits completely get rid of them, you get the classic rubbing alcohol. In the case of weak drinks this will be the same rubbing alcohol, diluted only with water. Professional manufacturers of alcoholic beverages say that fusel oil is the soul of the drink. It is important to observe the correct concentration depending on the kind of alcoholic drink.
From any harmful compounds you need to clear the brew:
- acetic-butyric ether;
- formic acid;
- isoamyl alcohol;
- acetaldehyde and others.
Properly conducted cleaning of the distillate will help at home to get a quality product.
The types of soda that are used to clean brew
Often to clean used moonshine soda
Purification of vodka soda neutralizes the harmful acids contained in the distillate. There are three types of bicarbonate:
What is bicarbonate used for cleaning? You should prefer baking soda, because only this type is absolutely safe for human health. Whether bicarbonate is a rather aggressive compound, which is mainly used for pest control in gardens and orchards.
Caustic species is nothing like a strong alkaline substance, which is able to destroy many organic compounds. This species is considered unsafe to the human body. Purification of caustic soda moonshine at home can have adverse effects, so its use should be abandoned.
Note! Caustic bicarbonate can only be used as a comprehensive treatment.
Baking soda acts as a kind of sponge, absorbing harmful compounds from the distillate that remains in the sediment. After the beverage is drained from the precipitate, it must be carefully filtered and re-overtake. Only in this case, you can be confident that the brew will be cleared of all unnecessary impurities. Cleaning of brew baking soda has a number of advantages:
- Product always available, in every home, certainly there are required quantity. In any shop it is selling.
- It is a cheap product, available to everyone to buy it.
- Way to clean eco-friendly and natural.
Caustic soda (or caustic species) is widely used in various fields. Used as a food additive E-524 in the production of chocolate, sweet pastry, chocolate, ice cream. Also used in industrial and cosmetic industries: it is added to the shampoo, gel shower, soap, conditioner. Caustic soda helps in disinfection and cleaning of pipes.
To clean the brew of caustic soda should only be used in combination with other ingredients, because pure it is very dangerous to health.
Application features soda for cleansing brew
Cleaning brew can occur with the use of a variety of ways. One of the important factors that affect the choice of product is its price. Since bicarbonate is a cheap and affordable product, many people prefer to clean home alcohol by this method.
As all harmful substances in the form of sludge still remain inside the drink, it should be mandatory to correctly filter the. Part of the bicarbonate together with the fusel oil still remains in the brew, so the re-distillation is required. The feature of using soda is that it eliminates all harmful contaminants. Basically, moonshine in this way gets rid of acidic compounds. That’s why professionals prefer to use the bicarbonate in combination with other products. Integrated treatment is able to rid your home of alcohol is not only harmful acids and other dangerous impurities.
Method of cleaning soda has the following technology:
- Preparing soda concentrate: soda is diluted with water in proportion 1:1.
- The concentrate is poured into a container of brew, tightly closed with a lid, a good mixed.
- Capacity is on half an hour in a cool room, then again a good vzbaltyvayut.
- Moonshine to put in dark, not hot place until morning. At the bottom should appear a white precipitate.
- Necessary action after the formation of precipitate – filtering. Typically, the filter or use activated charcoal.
- Re-run the purified distillate with cutting off major fractions: heads and tails.
Possible negative consequences of incorrect cleaning
- cleansing is really effective, if, after sedimentation, the liquid is carefully filtered;
- bicarbonate does not affect the taste of the brew if you use the right proportion. Soda in large quantities can change the taste of the drink not for the better;
- an excess of bicarbonate affects the gastrointestinal tract. People suffering from peptic ulcer, inflammation of the stomach and 12 duodenal ulcer, prohibited the use of soda in the diet. However, for them and the consumption of any alcohol is banned;
- if you filter the drink before you drop out all the sediment, part of fusel oils and other harmful compounds will remain in the brew. In any case, additional filtration and distillation are obligatory.
Recipes at home
Soda and salt
One of the most ancient methods to clear a home of spirits – the use of salt and soda. For this method you will need the following:
- liter of distillate with a strength of 40 degrees;
- tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate;
- tablespoon of table salt.
Sequence of actions:
- In a container of brew to add the bicarbonate and salt, mix thoroughly, cover and put in a dark place.
- After 30 minutes, again stir the contents. To remove the container in a cool, dark place for the night.
- In the tank at the bottom should appear a precipitate of a milky white color. With the help of cotton-gauze filter with the use of a carbon powder to filter the drink. To repeat the filter several times, replacing the used coal more.
- Overtake clean brew again.
Soda and potassium permanganate
Purification of vodka soda and potassium permanganate is a matter of controversy for quite a long time. Some believe that this method is completely ineffective, but many prefer it.
How to clean the brew soda and potassium permanganate:
One liter of distillate will require 1.5 grams of powder of manganese and 10 grams of baking soda.
- You should first prepare a solution of manganese, which manganese powder diluted in 250 ml of water.
- Baking soda, dilute 250 ml of water.
- Pour the club soda into a container of brew, stir. Add solution of potassium permanganate, cover the container lid.
- Contents a good shake, then put in a dark cool place for 30 minutes.
- After half an hour shaking the bottle and leave for 14 hours in a cool darkened room.
- When at the bottom of a precipitate, the liquid takes a few times to filter out and re-overtake.
Soda and citric acid
Citric acid is often used in combination with baking soda to clean your home of alcohol. Unlike potassium permanganate, citric acid is not used as a standalone product for cleansing, but it is often used together with other ingredients. How is the cleaning process:
- first preparing a solution of soda. 10 liters home brew uses 100 grams of soda. It should be dissolved in clean water (1/2 Cup), then add citric acid (10 grams). Do not be afraid of hissing and foaming;
- in the prepared distillate pour the solution of soda and citric acid, shake well;
- after 30 minutes the container of moonshine to put in a cool dark room at night;
- the final stage – filtering and re-distillation.
Whether really soda to get the smell of fusel oils in the home
The most toxic substance in the raw moonshine is isoamyl alcohol. If you use purification to get rid of it, moonshine is considered purified product.
To get rid of completely from the content of fusel oils in the drink will not work, regardless of which method is used. But from toxic impurities to get rid of is quite possible, using proven methods. Considered the most effective combined methods, when coupled with baking soda with other ingredients.