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mymotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-15 10:30 pm   Permalink

what is better ceramic or glass decanters? I had read where leaving alcohol in ceramic decanters destroys the inside. Is that true?
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-05-15 10:44 pm   Permalink

I've not personally heard that, but I would say glass because things like improper glaze, crazing, etc. could compromise the interior of the decanter and create situations that you wouldn't find in a glass or crystal decanter.

 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2014-05-15 11:13 pm   Permalink

I did a thread about if decanters were safe to reuse a while back ( http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=45667&forum=1&hilite=Decanter ) - I just use regular bottles for my syrups

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mymotiki
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Posted: 2014-05-15 11:30 pm   Permalink

Great Info! Thanks! I had already emptied the pisco. dumped it down the drain. did not like it but cleaned it. I have the shag decanter Japanese set with two tiny shot glasses but I was thinking of buying glass decanters. I was looking at bar sites to find some interesting decanters. I wish they made tiki glass shaped decanters.


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kkocka
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Posted: 2014-05-16 09:08 am   Permalink

I think glass is nicer anyway. I like to see what's inside and feel fancy. That being said, I've actually been selling my decanters because they take up too much space in my bar.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-05-16 09:17 am   Permalink

Decanters are nice if you're drinking a sipping liquor, like brandy or cognac. Classier than pouring straight out of the bottle. But if you're just using it to decant your mixes, it seems a little excessive. Unless it's a Mai Tai Joe decanter—then you'd be a fool not to use it.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-05-16 10:08 am   Permalink

Whoa, baby, I just looked up prices on the Mai Tai Joe decanter and mug. Yikes! It's definitely a classic.
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-05-16 11:08 am   Permalink

Yeah, you should never use a decanter for anything lower than 80 proof or viscous, the pour is not right and it would possibly be a bacterial risk.

 
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