For anyone that is planning on drinking tonite

ChiBOY83

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I am sure many of you have seen this on the internet at some point or another, BUT, i figured if this helps one person out who has not heard of this, it will make your night much better.... Get the cheapest vodka available and filter it through an ordinary brita water filter 3 or 4 times... your $12 vodka now tastes as smooth as $45 vodka......i just finished filtering mine for the evening and I figured it might help some people out tonite. have been doin it since last semester and its making a GREAT final year in college...peace

http://www.ohmygoditburns.com/wordpress/index.php?p=4

it really does work...remarkably well. even my parents tasted the difference :)



edit: typo
 

ChiBOY83

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I promise this will make your night MUCH more exciting than taking pics of your desktop :D
 

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Wow, I never thought about that before. I didn't think cheap vodka had anything to do with filtration though.

Is there a way to make a makeshift water filter to try this out? :p
 

ChiBOY83

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azn...damn,that sucks.


eezee...yea, i think a home made charcol filter would be harder then buying a brita water filter at the store (which is actually cheap...can easily be gotten for ~15$ at walmart).... it really does work tho...try it and do blind tests on friends etc. they WILL notice the difference...gets rids of that terrible aftertaste that makes you gag as its goes down.....smoooooth
 

Rudee

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I don't drink Vodka straight, thus when I mix it with cranberry the difference in taste would be slim to none
 

Kyle

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I got some cheap vodka and filtered it a bunch thru a new filter and everyone that shot it thought it was absolutly terrible...
maybe I just got TOO cheap of vodka =)
 

ChiBOY83

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true...but my bladder explodes from mixed drinks...you could prob make it a LOT stronger and not notice the difference, so it may work as well for mixed drinks
 

ChiBOY83

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Originally posted by: Kyle
I got some cheap vodka and filtered it a bunch thru a new filter and everyone that shot it thought it was absolutly terrible...
maybe I just got TOO cheap of vodka =)



humm....well, i have nocited that some chea vodkas filter better than others (I am getting the HANDLES that cost about 12$..thats as cheap as they come. hawkeye, 5 o'clock, phillips)

did you filter it multiple times. ALSO, make sure its a new filter... the filter dies after filtering 3.5 L of vodka thru it....i have a feeling it was a dead filter


EDIT: you said it was NEW and done multiple times... me = idiot... sorry about bad results on your end
 

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Originally posted by: Kyle
I got some cheap vodka and filtered it a bunch thru a new filter and everyone that shot it thought it was absolutly terrible...
maybe I just got TOO cheap of vodka =)

Yea, I also got the cheapest stuff and ruined a filter doing this. I could not see or taste the difference. Try a cheap vodka but not the 2 liter bottle for $10.
 

ChiBOY83

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Originally posted by: nissan720
Originally posted by: Kyle
I got some cheap vodka and filtered it a bunch thru a new filter and everyone that shot it thought it was absolutly terrible...
maybe I just got TOO cheap of vodka =)

Yea, I also got the cheapest stuff and ruined a filter doing this. I could not see or taste the difference. Try a cheap vodka but not the 2 liter bottle for $10.



HA....they work for me... maybe i have super filters, or all my friends have NO taste buds :) ......o well...maybe i should say YMMV
 

BigJ

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Yes it works.

It still tastes like crap. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't taste like crap in the sense "oh this is disgusting, it's fvcking horrible." It tastes like crap in the sense "Oh this tastes like good vodka with water added to it." Which is fine for me.
 

ChiBOY83

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Originally posted by: BigJ
Yes it works.

It still tastes like crap. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't taste like crap in the sense "oh this is disgusting, it's fvcking horrible." It tastes like crap in the sense "Oh this tastes like good vodka with water added to it." Which is fine for me.

agreed...HUGE improvement in my book
 

SampSon

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Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
Originally posted by: SampSon
I just buy the real deal.


you OBVIOUSLY are NOT a college student :D
Nope, I'm done with that crap.
Even then I had a full time job and money so getting decent booze wasn't an issue.

Now what I find funny is that people will spend an easy $15-$20 bucks to get a brita filter system to filter sh!tty vodka. So your cost savings just went down the drain to drink
Sh!tty filtered vodka.

What it comes down to is that it's worth it to spend the extra few bucks to buy something decent than spend money to filter crap.

$30-50 bucks every week isnt very enjoyable when your broke
You don't need to spend that much to get drunk. Half decent booze can be had for much cheaper than that.
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
Originally posted by: SampSon
I just buy the real deal.


you OBVIOUSLY are NOT a college student :D
Nope, I'm done with that crap.
Even then I had a full time job and money so getting decent booze wasn't an issue.

Now what I find funny is that people will spend an easy $15-$20 bucks to get a brita filter system to filter sh!tty vodka. So your cost savings just went down the drain to drink
Sh!tty filtered vodka.

What it comes down to is that it's worth it to spend the extra few bucks to buy something decent than spend money to filter crap.

$30-50 bucks every week isnt very enjoyable when your broke
You don't need to spend that much to get drunk. Half decent booze can be had for much cheaper than that.

It's a one time cost of $15. You can get the filters themslves for $3-$4, which is usually good for 2-3 handles.

Crappy vodka ($10-$12/handle) vs mid-range ($25-28/handle), it's still cost efficient.
 

kcthomas

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ive always wondered about this. i wonder if the filtered vod is less proof than the non filtered
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: kcthomas
ive always wondered about this. i wonder if the filtered vod is less proof than the non filtered

Alcohol does not interact with charcoal-based filters.
 

ChiBOY83

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Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
Originally posted by: SampSon
I just buy the real deal.


you OBVIOUSLY are NOT a college student :D
Nope, I'm done with that crap.
Even then I had a full time job and money so getting decent booze wasn't an issue.

Now what I find funny is that people will spend an easy $15-$20 bucks to get a brita filter system to filter sh!tty vodka. So your cost savings just went down the drain to drink
Sh!tty filtered vodka.

What it comes down to is that it's worth it to spend the extra few bucks to buy something decent than spend money to filter crap.

$30-50 bucks every week isnt very enjoyable when your broke
You don't need to spend that much to get drunk. Half decent booze can be had for much cheaper than that.



ARE YOU KIDDING ME>.the cost savings are HUGE....

brita filters $4/ per filter (which does about 3.5 mL)
****** vodka 1.75 mL $12


which i say is equilavent to 750mL grey goose ~$35


so for $14 you can get 1.75mL vodka that is equivalent to 1.75 mL grey goose for $70

.....so if you do the math like that its a $55 +-

EDIT: see Big3 post above for a similiar computation on the lower end
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
Originally posted by: SampSon
Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
Originally posted by: SampSon
I just buy the real deal.


you OBVIOUSLY are NOT a college student :D
Nope, I'm done with that crap.
Even then I had a full time job and money so getting decent booze wasn't an issue.

Now what I find funny is that people will spend an easy $15-$20 bucks to get a brita filter system to filter sh!tty vodka. So your cost savings just went down the drain to drink
Sh!tty filtered vodka.

What it comes down to is that it's worth it to spend the extra few bucks to buy something decent than spend money to filter crap.

$30-50 bucks every week isnt very enjoyable when your broke
You don't need to spend that much to get drunk. Half decent booze can be had for much cheaper than that.



ARE YOU KIDDING ME>.the cost savings are HUGE....

brita filters $4/ per filter (which does about 3.5 mL)
****** vodka 1.75 mL $12


which i say is equilavent to 750mL grey goose ~$35


so for $14 you can get 1.75mL vodka that is equivalent to 1.75 mL grey goose for $70

.....so if you do the math like that its a $55 +-

No offense, but it is not equivalent to the premier vodkas, no matter how much you filter them.
 

ChiBOY83

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Originally posted by: BigJ
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No offense, but it is not equivalent to the premier vodkas, no matter how much you filter them.

maybe not to a connossieur (sp) but to a college student... we blind tasted it against 3 vodkas, grey goose was one of em...no one put grey goose as the smoothest