Vodka trick !

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Jul 14, 2007

Vodka trick ! by BoneMonkey at 8:33 AM (1,048 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. BoneMonkey
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    a friend of mines told me that if you buy cheap vodka and run it through a BRITA water filter (just the filter you dont need the hole machine) it will taste like the more expensive vodkas out there


    is this true does anyone do this ?
     
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    They tested that on Mythbusters. The conclusion was that filtering the vodka several times removed the horribleness of the cheap vodka (basically making it flavorless), but it didn't add any of the desirable flavor characteristics that good vodka has.

    A cheap bottle of vodka plus a brita filter costs as much as a decent bottle of vodka.
     
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    i think they did that on mythbusters or brainiac once and it did improve it a little
     
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    But a Brita filter is reusable [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, but you'll never get back the time you spend trying to filter a bottle of vodka six times without the pitcher the brita filter goes in.
     
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    Neat. I saw that trick with water and wine, and with a small hole in the card. the water seeps down, and the wine flows upwards into the upper glass.
     
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    No idea, but the mental image has given me a good laugh [​IMG]
     
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    I've tried several different liquors for pouche cafe (I think that's what it's called) and switching the order of high proof and low proof's place improved the visual by a noticable amount.

    For example, if you put 10,15,20,23,25,40 % liquor in order, it's easy to mess up a border, there WILL be a border but it's not as horizontal as putting in 10,15,23,20,40,25 in order.

    Too bad I use the vodka called "level" pretty damn hard to find, but you can pre-order from duty free and pick up the next time you travel by plane. I gave away my 2 liter bottle of Absolut (almost brand new) for free right after I got level.

    And for BRITA + cheap vodka... I'd be very concerned about what happens to filtered water quality after you do that. It's pretty much guaranteed that you'll need to wash the BRITA pitcher, and run through a couple loads of water to clean out any vodka crap (If filtered vodka tastes cleaner, then all the bad stuff is in the filter, right?) that can leak out.

    I'll try it out on August 17th, that's when I need to replace my filter so I don't mind ruining an old filter.
     

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