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Just about STRAINING & FILTERING homemade cordials


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Just about STRAINING & FILTERING homemade cordials

sirahola | | Jul 22, 2009 10:08 AM

Hello, hello!

So, I'm new to the homemade liqueur/ infused spirits thing and I'm going to get the basic tools this weekend. More specifically I want to make some apricot brandy, limoncello, and coffee liqueur.

This filtering and straining process has me looking all over the place for some straight answers though.

Should I use a permanent coffee filter, disposable coffee filters, regular 'ol cheesecloth vs paper towels, nylon bags.... ah! Which is best, or give me a few. I want to make this good quality, but not over-the-top-fastidious quality.

Also, does filtering the finished, infused spirits through a Brita take the flavor away? Or just the Impurities?

I basically want this to turn out right, I don't want it to clump with age or freeze in the freezer.

I'm going to dilute the 150 Everclear with filtered water using some equation I found on another thread here, I'm going to use the fresh-in season fruits, and I'm going to sterilize the bottle and jars, etc

Thanks ahead of time!

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