Okolehau experiment

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Okolehau experiment

Post by Kukukraut » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:01 pm

My plan is to dig up the ti root, cut it into 3 to 6 inch chunks, then cook for 24 hours in an imu with kiawe wood. After that run it through a Champion juicer and squeeze the pulp out in a fruit press. Add a little water and ferment with Tequila yeast. Have not decided yet how I am going to distill it yet, either two runs in the pot still or one run with a detuned reflux column.
Any thoughts or wisdom is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by LWTCS » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:09 pm

I dont ever recall an Okolehau thread being posted here on HD?
So not sure you'll get specific, esoteric answers about your planned process.
You'll be the one providing us with info unless you're a straight up noob that is flying by the seat of your pants.

How many pounds of Ti plant roots do you need to produce a 30 liter kettle charge?
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by Expat » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:18 pm

Or even more basic..... What is a "ti root" and where does it come from?
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by Kukukraut » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:28 pm

LWTCS wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:09 pm
I dont ever recall an Okolehau thread being posted here on HD?
So not sure you'll get specific, esoteric answers about your planned process.
You'll be the one providing us with info unless you're a straight up noob that is flying by the seat of your pants.

How many pounds of Ti plant roots do you need to produce a 30 liter kettle charge?
I don't know. Probably will process a few hundred pound of root.
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by Kukukraut » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:30 pm

Expat wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Or even more basic..... What is a "ti root" and where does it come from?
Cordyline fruticosa. It is very common in Hawaii.
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by LWTCS » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:53 pm

Kukukraut wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Expat wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Or even more basic..... What is a "ti root" and where does it come from?
Cordyline fruticosa. It is very common in Hawaii.
Grows easily here in Florida too. Not sure what exact climate is optimal?
Soil conditions here are sandy and drain well. Rain fall washes away most organic materials
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Re: Okolehau experiment

Post by NZChris » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:57 pm

As a kid, I have chewed ti root that had been in a large village imu for four days. It was very dark and sweet and us kids loved it.

I don't know how well it would work if you fermented it on the pulp, or distilled it on the pulp, and info on that was absent from the internet last time I looked, but I suspect that it would work.

There are historical records of using Cordyline australis to make liquor in New Zealand and there was a recent project started to investigate it's commercial viability, but I haven't found any progress reports on that and, so far, nobody has taken up my offer of removing their cabbage tree for free during flowering season.

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