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Makin' Absinthe
    #2336790 - 02/15/04 11:04 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Started Friday February 13th:

Steeping wormwood in 100 proof vodka for a total of 4 - 6 days. Container is a growler jug from a local microbrewery.





Ingredients for this batch:

28g Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
4g Anise Star Pod (Illicium verum)
4g Anise Seed (Pimpinella anisum)
4g Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare)
4g Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum)
4g Calamus root (Acorus calamus)
4g Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
4g Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
4g Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
4g Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)


All certified organically grown.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2336912 - 02/15/04 11:51 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

The other herbs are going to cover the wormwood bitter taste.

I had some absinthe a short time ago from a woman who made herbal tinctures it was from dry herb. The potency was 1:10
1 part(1 gram) herb - 10 parts vodka. The taste is very bitter but not as bad as other absinthe (tincture) i had. This time i finshed my small glass full. And the typical effects were there too.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: Remut]
    #2337996 - 02/15/04 05:41 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Ive got everything except for the wormwood..
Where did u get yours.. im looking for fresh wormwood.. im gonna try a 50/50 dry/fresh wormwood in my concoction.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: Legoulash]
    #2338091 - 02/15/04 06:13 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

These herbs were sent to me as a test batch product from a site that is soon to be opening up selling nothing but absinthe kits.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2338659 - 02/15/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

ive been very interested in this subject for a while, any one with links i would like you to show your stuff :wink:

thanks


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: ask]
    #2338686 - 02/15/04 09:38 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

A link to the site to order the Absinthe kits may be forthcoming tonight.

However bear in mind it's not fully developed. SO if you're looking for Absinthe information you may not find it just yet on the site. But the order form and check out cart all work if you want to get your kits.

The guy is fast and reliable and his prices are very competative.

Stay tuned, same time - same station.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2338715 - 02/15/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i had found a site, someone linked it to this board, i checked the kits out, but i was not sure if it was bullshit or not. so im still looking for more info. at this time im not sure how i found the link " i was drunk".


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without the bitter,the sweet is not as sweet.

wanting is good,actually it might be better than having-


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2347576 - 02/17/04 10:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

What would this taste like if you smoked it?


Would it have any "effects"?


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2347710 - 02/17/04 11:29 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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neuro said:
Started Friday February 13th:

Steeping wormwood in 100 proof vodka for a total of 4 - 6 days. Container is a growler jug from a local microbrewery.





Since this is day 4; How is the Absinthe coming along?  Did you taste test any of it.  How about the color from this kit?  I can't wait for mine to arrive :smile:.


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    #2347846 - 02/18/04 12:08 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: OOKLA]
    #2347886 - 02/18/04 12:15 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

it took like no more than 4 days or so if sent on like monday you'd have it by friday or even thursday, i guess he sends them out as soon as he gets em. But As i suppose he gets more business maybe it'll start to slow up.


B_H: the essential oils and the bitter agents are both in solution, to remove them you do have to fractionally distill, you can't just boil wildly and expect to get absinthe with out bitters.


edit:

forgot about auroric..

auroricdistortions: i've only got the wormwood steeping and not any of the other herbs at the moment. After i strain out the wormwood i'll steep the other herbs for another 5 - 6 days then strain and it's done.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2348042 - 02/18/04 12:48 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Is it important to steep them seperately?  Is this to get the most out of the wormwood?  And I suppose one could steep the wormwood in the 1L of vodka while steeping the other herbs in another jug of up to 1L vodka, since the kit claims 1-2L.  Then mix the two together.  Anyways, I'll probably follow your procedure, since I am in no hurry.

*.75-1L, I was up too late... :crazy:


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2348557 - 02/18/04 03:55 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Maybe, but I'm betting most of the bitters have BPs a couple hundred degrees higher than the volatile oils.


My guess is that it would be a cinch.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: AuroricDistortions]
    #2348911 - 02/18/04 07:31 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

the kit claims 750 - 1L that's it. not two. I steep them separately cause that's what the guy recommended. There's many ways to do it, consult some other instructions off the net, some say separate, some say just mix it all in.

B_H:
impurities lower boiling and melting points of chemicals and azeotropic action will occur. This is why fractional distillation is key.

When two compounds are mixed together, say separately they have a MP of 140 and and other has a MP of 136, mix them together and take the MP you'll see it'll drop as far as like 80. Same thing with boiling point, except the boiling point will be some temperature in between the highest and lowest BP, and considerations of the formation of azeotropes.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2350267 - 02/18/04 03:02 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

goddamn, neuro, are you playing with wormwood for real?
when i was teen, one of the first things i made was a very fould and dirty tasting absinthe (only wormwood soaked in vodka).
i used to carry a small bottle from party to party, actually more for the alcohol than anything else (went good with beer actually).
i only managed to knock a friend down and the absinthe was good to get rid of the kind of people that likes to drink/smoke on the others count...
good luck for you guys!


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: OOKLA]
    #2350281 - 02/18/04 03:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

yes i will be adding sugar when i drink it.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2388760 - 02/29/04 01:38 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Welp it's finally done.

After 8 days of steeping the final mesh of flavoring ingredients i strained them out first through a mesh strainer to get the large particles out, then through filter papers in a funnel to get the rest of the fine powder out. This is the overall product. Not green. But this isn't commercial absinthe so what can you expect, i didn't use fresh ingredients, just dried. So it'll stay brown unless i add lots and lots of green food coloring to change it to probably puke green. Again i'm not going to distill it as that would best be done using fractional distillation. Since i only have 1 condenser and i don't have anymore to buy a second condenser or a normal distilling column piece for my glassware i have nothing to pack with Choreboy brand copper/aluminum brillo scrubbers to actually carry out the fractional distillation. But none the less here is the finished product.





Done and done.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: neuro]
    #2392401 - 03/01/04 09:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Looks good to me! I just got my kit today! My only question was when your soaking the wormwood, is there any need to vent the bottle?  In other words are there any vapors given off when the wormwood is soaking that are significant enough for the lid to have to be opened periodically so that it doesn't build up too much? (and possibly explode!  :eek:)

Thanks everyone.


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Re: Makin' Absinthe [Re: phishman13]
    #2393967 - 03/02/04 06:12 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

No, the soaking is just to get the chemicals out of the wormwood into the alcohol. You're thinking of fermenting where the yeasts change the sugars to alcohol with a carbon dioxide biproduct. There will be no fermenting at all since the alcohol content will already be too high for yeast to survive.


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