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by sweeps
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: What is everyone drinking?
Replies: 1565
Views: 95495

Re: What is everyone drinking?

White rum and galangal beer.
by sweeps
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?

I don't recall noting any honey flavors, but I did think there was a pronounced sweetness to it. I assumed that was due to the Florence fennel. I don't really associate coriander with honey flavors, more with a lemony spicy sort of thing, but it's one of those things that tends to taste very differe...
by sweeps
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Anyone else try an Antique Absinthe?

The only vintage absinthe that I've tried since I started making my own was, surprise, a sample of Tarragona. I felt it was rather underwhelming, to be honest.
by sweeps
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Absinthe questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1135

Re: Absinthe questions

even absintheherbs.com just says "Genepi" without any further specification. That said, it sells there for $30 an ounce! If I recall correctly, he bought his original starter plants from Sandy Mush, which would make them Artemisia genepi, (black genepi, AKA A. spicata). Also, what you are paying fo...
by sweeps
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Absinthe questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1135

Re: Absinthe questions

Genepi, or genepi refers either to the drink, or several different herbs. Each of those herbs have had multiple "official" names, so things can get very confusing. Black genepi is Artemisia genepi, also known as A. spicata. That is probably the most common. White genepi is A. umbelliformis, also kno...
by sweeps
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3538
Views: 364536

Re: Jokes

Oi Vinnie, can I buy you an absinthe?

Nah mate, I got one 'ere!
by sweeps
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3538
Views: 364536

Re: Jokes

You've already got me to out myself as a poetry nerd, don't even get me started on post-impressionist painters.

You know he had to give up painting because his glasses kept falling off, right?
by sweeps
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Noyaux?
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Noyaux?

Francis has a couple of recipes: https://books.google.com/books?id=dM9IAAAAIAAJ&dq You might also want to look up persicot, which is a similar liqueur. If you are concerned about the cyanide issue, you can treat with silver nitrate prior to distillation. Or simply not drink too much of the finished ...
by sweeps
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3538
Views: 364536

Re: Jokes

Oscar Wilde said it best...."Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder" At the risk of outing myself as a poetry nerd, that was not Wilde, but an associate of his and talented alcoholic poet in his own right, Ernest Dowson. Wilde is alleged to have said “After the first glass of absinthe you see things a...
by sweeps
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: [In Progress] Maceration: The Amaro, Bitters and Vermouth Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: [In Progress] Maceration: The Amaro, Bitters and Vermouth Thread

Is this from "Il Liquorista Pratico" by any chance? I don't have my copy at hand right now.
by sweeps
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Chartreuse
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Chartreuse

I use hyssop and lemon balm to color, in much the same way as finishing absinthe. I dilute and sweeten with simple syrup.
by sweeps
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Absinthe questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1135

Re: Absinthe questions

I've been making absinthe for almost a decade and never had anything I would describe as rancid. If I were forced to make a guess, I would suggest that perhaps your anise or fennel was not fresh, or was low quality. I've bought a bunch of stuff from Mountain Rose over the years. They are a great com...
by sweeps
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: [In Progress] Maceration: The Amaro, Bitters and Vermouth Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: [In Progress] Maceration: The Amaro, Bitters and Vermouth Thread

Are you sure about the alcohol/water ratio in the Amer Picon recipe? That makes it extremely low ABV.
by sweeps
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: Melter Honey
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Melter Honey

jonnys_spirit wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:36 pm
I read up a little on melter honey and I think the bees asses are gonna bee a good flavor enhancer!

Cheers,
-jonny
You make rum from mole asses, so I figure bee asses must make something interesting.

Eager to hear how this turns out.
by sweeps
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Chartreuse
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Chartreuse

With many things, quality of ingredients can be as important as quanty, sometimes more so.
by sweeps
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Chartreuse
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Chartreuse

I've made all of the Chartreuse recipes from Duplais and have been quite pleased with the results, although I suspect that lengthier aging would improve them. I do recall being concerned at how light the herb bill seemed, especially compared with the recipes given by Bonnor-Petit https://books.googl...
by sweeps
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Absinthe questions
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Absinthe questions

Samael wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:05 am
1) I've read advice that using store bought everclear removes the need to remove foreshots.
Looking for verification on this.
Here is some better advice:

http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 5#p7372485
by sweeps
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Lost my distilling buddy
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Lost my distilling buddy

Truckinbutch wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:21 pm
We need a 'Like' button here .
Yup. I really want to say something, but I just don't have the words right now. I'm just going to sit on the porch for a while with my dogz and raise a glass.
by sweeps
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Liqueurs
Topic: Green Walnut Liquor
Replies: 47
Views: 4821

Re: Green Walnut Liquor

No walnuts for me either, here in Appalachia. The apple trees don't look much better either.
by sweeps
Tue May 26, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Absinthe
Topic: Absinthe recipe
Replies: 273
Views: 150861

Re: Absinthe recipe

Some classic 19th century recipes here: https://books.google.com/books?id=li8tAAAAYAAJ&dq=duplais&pg=PA236#v=onepage They can all be scaled down to more moderately sized batches. One small note of caution - the recipe for Absinthe of NImes mentions the root of black alder. This is a mistranslation f...
by sweeps
Sun May 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello From Iran
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Hello From Iran

... and safely, I hope!

سلام
by sweeps
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: Your vegie garden
Replies: 131
Views: 10590

Re: Your vegie garden

Nice!!!
by sweeps
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: HI there
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: HI there

Welcome aboard!

I take it you play the guitar?
by sweeps
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Drinking Liquid Nitrogen
Replies: 28
Views: 2696

Re: Drinking Liquid Nitrogen

The headline is rather misleading. She was not served a shot of liquid nitrogen, she was served a cocktail that had a small amount of liquid nitrogen added to create a steamy or smoky effect. You are supposed to wait a while before drinking it, to allow the nitrogen to boil off, but the bar that ser...
by sweeps
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: History and Folklore
Topic: Whisky Trivia
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Whisky Trivia

Canadian whisky also goes without the E.
by sweeps
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Aniseed oilin Sydney
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Aniseed oilin Sydney

1 drop is .05ml. 1ml is 20 drops.
by sweeps
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: My First .....
Topic: The journey begins, first steps.
Replies: 62
Views: 2198

Re: The journey begins, first steps.

To avoid further confusion, I should point out that "The Compleat Distiller" and "The Complete Distiller" are two very different books. "The Complete Distiller" was written by Ambrose Cooper around 1800 and is full of recipes for surfeit waters, ratafias, cordials and the like, with an air of alchem...
by sweeps
Mon May 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Licorice Liquorice
Replies: 40
Views: 3856

Re: Licorice Liquorice

Licorice root infuses quite readily into vodka. Try a tablespoon of the chopped dried root added to a liter of vodka. Taste it every day or two until you are happy with the flavor. Don't infuse for too long, or it can get nasty tasting.
by sweeps
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Black currant shoots (especially for der wo)
Replies: 15
Views: 1383

Re: Black currant shoots (especially for der wo)

Very interesting post - thanks for sharing this. I make a simple maceration of young blackcurrant leaves every spring. I think I might have to give this a go when spring finally gets here.
by sweeps
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: Calculating liquor ratios?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Calculating liquor ratios?

How good is your French?

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