I may know, but I would like an expert opinion and a possible solution?
I had an ethanol product from molasses, brown sugar and yeast which was clear. I then added (and feel all information is important): 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick whole allspice berries whole black peppercorns 1/2 star anise 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg 3, 2-inch pieces ginger 3-inch strips orange zest
I let that sit for 2 weeks and remained clear. I then poured that solution through a coffee filter into beaker and it remained clear.
Then I took tap water, boiled it and poured it into the bottle with the used spices and let that sit for a day. I then used that water to dilute the ethanol solution to a lower percentage. Again, running it through a coffee filter.
Final product, cloudy.
The only thing I can think of is my water. We get our water from a well so it could be high in mineral content.
Would water be the problem? And solution to make it clear again?