j

JohnNNJ's Profile

Title Last Reply

Does filtering cheap vodka through a Brita filter really work?

I would say yes. The cheap vodka you are purchasing has probably already been through this process you are just filtering it further. The brita does contain more than just active carbon, it also contains an "ion exchange resin". I am not sure how that variable may change the reaction but I would check into the effects of alcohol on this material. It is possible the resin may be degraded by alcohol and release undesirable compounds into your drink. You can buy distiller's filter pads online or in some home brew stores and it should be less expensive than a brita. I am reading up on bamboo charcoal and thinking about using it to replace my brita. You can even buy an electric table top distiller online if you are in a place that will allow it to be shipped. The particular machine is made and sold for distilling alcohol but can be used for distilled water as well. The idea is you purchase cheap vodka and run it though this machine with a "flavor packet" to produce something like a good quaility whiskey, bourbon... When looking into that is seems it will also distill a mash.

Jun 10, 2013
JohnNNJ in Spirits

Does filtering cheap vodka through a Brita filter really work?

The cheaper liquors do filter it. Probably because the methods (making it fast and cheap) have undesirable compounds. Some bottles (have seen it on Lairds) will have "Charcoal Filtered" on the label.

Jun 10, 2013
JohnNNJ in Spirits