|Oscar Wildcat - 2014-05-06 |
Cannot give this the full 5 Red Stars, Komrades, coz he missed the most important vodka hack of all!
1) Go to pet supply store and by a bottle of activated carbon from the fish supply section.
2) Spoon a few tablespoons into your cheap-ass vodka.
3) wait at least a week, longer if possible. Do not shake. Just let it sit.
4) drain off the vodka from the top, without disturbing the sediment at the bottom.
Taste that bad boy now. Your friends will think you're pouring Grey Goose.
I just pour Grey Goose.
Quiet moneybags, us cheapies appreciate the tip.
If you're the kind of person that gets skittish about such things, buy a replacement britta filter cartridge. That'll be CP or Food grade carbon. Cut it open, and use the carbon granules as described.
True, that. You can fake a good vodka but you can't bullshit on beer. It's more like baking bread than distilling spirits as such.
Probably doesn't help that I bartended at a divebar in Milwaukee where people didn't order Makers on the rocks. But if you're gonna order an Old Fashioned with anything besides Old Thompson you're doing it wrong.
Jet Bin Fever
It also fucks up your filter really quickly.
Hence my suggestion/method.
It is an old adage that you can have Fast, Cheap and Good. But you only get two.
My hack is optimized for Cheap and Good.
You can certainly run it through a filter N times. This would be the Fast and Good option. As JBF suggests, the filter will not work well under these conditions and will quickly be depleted.
Why my method is so much more efficient gets at the issue of how these kinds of filters work in the first place.
|Mister Yuck - 2014-05-06 |
Pretty much all these tips apply to rubbing alcohol as well, which may or may not be cheaper depending.
By pretty much I mean absolutely all.
My parents would always put those Mr. Yuck stickers on their stash of vodka when I was a kid in case I was able to get up and reach it.
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