Every bootlegger knows that to obtain high-quality home brew alcohol should be cleaned. This is necessary not only to improve the taste and aromatic qualities, but also to remove impurities that adversely affect the human body. There are many methods of cleaning the Hooch, but many people prefer to use natural products: eggs, soda, fruit, milk.
Why is necessary to clean the brew
Obtained in the process of distillation of the resulting drink contains a lot of harmful substances:
- fusel oil;
- formic acid;
- methyl alcohol;
- isoamyl alcohol;
Small amounts of some contaminants do not cause significant harm, but, for example, methyl alcohol is very dangerous, so you must get rid of it. In the process of cleaning the brew becomes a transparent color and a pleasant taste. On the morning after drinking purified brew will not be suffered headaches and other signs of a hangover.
Cleaning of the brew in the home milk is an additional way to Refine the drink. The problem is partially solved by splitting the brew into two fractions:
- Cutting off the “heads”.
- The collection of “body” or “heart” of the drink.
- Cut off “tails”.
But professionals are advised to use additional methods of purification of brew, one of which is cleaning milk.
What should be the milk to clean brew
Getting started cleaning moonshine at home, you need to know what kind of milk will do. You can use any product: pasteurized whole or even dry powder, which is pre-diluted with water and infused for 3-4 hours. Cleaning is as follows: included in the composition of milk milk proteins react with the harmful components of the brew, resulting in formation of flakes precipitate.
The fat content of milk also does not matter: the residue if any fat is still formed. Fat product positively affect the final taste of the product. But the higher the fat content, the more turbid it will drink. Don’t worry, if you drink after cleaning acquire white shade. Easy to remove by repeated distillation. If you do not want to distill moonshine again, you need to take skimmed milk.
To clean the brew will fit any milk
Ways to clean brew milk
Cleansing brew with milk at home takes place in two main ways:
- without further distillation;
- with mandatory re-distillation.
Cleaning milk without re-distillation used in Russian villages. From there it came the image of the turbid liquid in large glass bottles. On the taste characteristics of the muddy color is not affected, but still want the bootleggers to get the perfect drink. To lighten the brew, you can additionally pass it through a carbon filter. Perfectly clear brew will be, but most of the turbidity will disappear.
The second method takes more time but the result is worth it. After re-distillation moonshine turns out crystal clear and transparent, with a soft, pleasant taste.
Take on every litre of brew about 100 ml of skim milk. Suitable as a product with 1% fat, but no more. The strength of the distillate should not exceed 60 degrees. If you clean the brew strength above this figure, albumin and casein in the milk will quickly coagulate, failing to react with fusel oils and other impurities.
Milk is poured into the brew, and immediately after this begins the process of sedimentation. After the distillate is added to the entire volume of milk, the container is sealed with a lid and thoroughly mixed. Moonshine put in a dark room for 7 days, shaking occasionally. After a week, carefully removed from the sediment and passed through a carbon filter.
Note! If after adding milk do not began response, you can pour in a bottle of moonshine natural lemon juice, at the rate of 1 tablespoon to 1 liter of distillate.
With the distillation
For each liter of raw alcohol and take 100 ml of milk. In a container of distillate pour milk, shake and put into a cool dark place for a week.
Note! Every day to stir the contents of the tank. The day before the second distillation to shake moonshine impossible.
A week later the brew carefully drained from the sediment passed through a carbon filter. Then re-distilled, with a mandatory Department “heads” and “tails.” Do a second distillation is necessary to drink get a high quality, pleasant taste and no characteristic odour.
Using powdered milk
Moonshine can be cleaned with milk as pasteurized, whole and dry. Working principle it is exactly the same as all the other species. In 3-4 hours the powder is diluted with water, following the instructions. After a time pour the milk into the drink, following proportion: for 1 liter of raw alcohol to 100 ml of milk. On a bottle of distillate is placed in a dark place and shaken every day. The cleansing process is identical with that produced using conventional milk. The distillate is carefully removed from the sediment and passed through a charcoal filter and then re-distilled.
To clean brew you can use powdered milk
The danger of milk purification method
Milky method by which moonshine is cleared, has both positive and negative sides. Cleaned drink should not be consumed for those people who suffer from hypersensitive to cow’s protein.
The cleansing milk may not give the desired results, so it is best to combine several types of cleaning, for example, milk and potassium permanganate. To obtain high-quality strong alcohol is no need to ignore repeated distillation. Although it takes quite a time, but the brew the result is the best quality.
Purification of moonshine milk – an affordable and easy method that is chosen for its environmental friendliness and naturalness. Do not be afraid to experiment with different options of purification of the distillate. By combining several ways you can get perfectly clean, a strong product without impurities.