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Old 09-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hi, I need some advice please!

I'm using a Classic Liquors Coconut Rum Kit (http://www.classicliquors.com). Most of the process has gone quite nicely. In the last few days - after a couple of days of adding charcoal - I have got to the stage of adding the sorbate and then finings and am currently waiting "2 to 5 days" for it to clear. It has now been 3 days and there isn't any sign of anything clearing. It's still black with charcoal. My concern is, have I done something wrong (can't think what) or do you think all will be ok?

If it doesn't clear in 7 days, should I look into adding some more finings from somewhere to sort it out? Any advice would be brilliant!

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Old 09-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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From what I've read, those kits are not very high quality and some others have had problems getting a clear product. Not only that but the yeast flavors are so strong as to make them unpalatable. Normally those things are removed during the distillation process, but since you aren't distilling, they remain, even after carbon filtering.

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Thanks for the reply. My homebrew shop say they really enjoyed theirs so I will report back. They also mentioned that they and many other people have experienced it taking a much longer period of time to clear than is stated. I decided to put it in the fridge and it has pretty much cleared within a couple of days so at least I'm getting somewhere!

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Well, the fridge cleared it in a couple of days. Followed the rest of the instructions and... it's ok.. Probably wouldn't try this particular kit again though, the flavour is quite synthetic, not even the standard of budget coconut rums in the shop. Obviously it's made using a different process but it's not as good as expected.

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