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Some people like the taste and smell of the product as it is. It's similar to Irish Poteen or backwoods Moonshine, each of which has a dedicated following. Unless you are attempting a traditional product, you will want to get rid of the congeners that remain in the product. You can do this by distilling it again or treating it with activated carbon. (Instructions for using activated carbon are in Appendix 4.)

The final step is to reduce the product's strength to 40% or below with distilled water. You may try mixing the product with essences to make robustly flavored spirits, but we feel that the product of a pot still is generally not suitable for delicately flavored liqueurs.

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