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Offlinekadakuda
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polishing wormwood for smoother drink?
    #3150482 - 09/18/04 01:39 AM (13 years, 4 days ago)

im going to try it once my plants are of big enough size either way.  just curious has anyone ever polished their wormwood concoctions?  i was planning on doing it with vodka.  polish it before hand, once finished add my wormwood finish that and polish it again. 

would it get rid of that awfull taste?  then i can also add the flavours and have a much much better tasting brew.  thats my theory, i really hope it works.  be a nice smooth drink then :smile:

anyone tried it before?


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3157853 - 09/20/04 11:03 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

Bump. damnit, no one has experimented with this?


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3158222 - 09/21/04 12:14 AM (13 years, 1 day ago)

What do you mean by polishing, carbon filtering? If you have big tree's id advice you to make a amazing still. And do it the right way. http://www.brewmaster.web.aplus.net/PDF/Amazingstill.pdf


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: Gr0wer]
    #3158706 - 09/21/04 02:09 AM (13 years, 1 day ago)

I recommend turtle wax for polishing your wormwood containing beverages.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3158810 - 09/21/04 02:34 AM (13 years, 1 day ago)

distiling it works... Makes it a dryer drink though.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3159170 - 09/21/04 10:35 AM (13 years, 1 day ago)

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kadakuda said:
Bump.  damnit, no one has experimented with this?




yes, we have - and we have given up. :wink:
i'm with shiitake... i think distilling is the best one can do...
i think only then you're gonna have some decent stuff. thats why we give up, no distiller down here.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: felixhigh]
    #3159428 - 09/21/04 01:02 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

I have tasted the difference. I cant drink it unless its double or even triple distilled.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3160864 - 09/21/04 06:10 PM (13 years, 1 day ago)

wow, that would be a really neat final product...


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: felixhigh]
    #3162318 - 09/21/04 11:01 PM (13 years, 23 hours ago)

aww shitty.  ohh well, stills are too complicated for me right now.  or im too lazy, whichever requires no explanation  :smirk:

well thanks for the imput folks

lol hooty.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3166509 - 09/22/04 09:29 PM (13 years, 1 hour ago)

Kadakuda, I really like your picture.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: felixhigh]
    #3166602 - 09/22/04 09:50 PM (13 years, 40 minutes ago)

Final product is clear. I have never done this but I have sampled some that my friend made.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: Corporal Kielbasa]
    #3167216 - 09/22/04 11:38 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

mmm sounds good. or as good as it can be.

thanks minds eye. they are all from by my house this summer (4 pics)


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3171007 - 09/23/04 07:14 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

What area is that?


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3171554 - 09/23/04 09:03 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

yeah, what does polishing mean?


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: neuro]
    #3171643 - 09/23/04 09:21 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

its all around the cowichan valley on vancouver island BC.  Doesnt come close toshowing what its really like, but hten pictures never do.  most of those ones are Koksilah River and other smaller creeks running into it.

as for polishing it is basically the addition of activated charcoal into a drink to get rid of the harshness of the taste.

http://homedistiller.org/polish.htm  for more detailed explanation.  i have tried it with plain old vodka and it does make it taste a little less nasty.  was hoping it would of worked for wormwood too :frown:


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3171683 - 09/23/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

never heard that before...

give it a try with the wormwood, i've got charcoal but no homemade absinthe to try it on yet.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: neuro]
    #3171713 - 09/23/04 09:36 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

definatly gonna try it out :smile:  only problem is my plants are still aboot 2" high...  hoping to have a nice smooth drink for christmas time :smile:


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3244626 - 10/11/04 09:14 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

You shouldn't need to polish your wormwood: You start with eau de vie,[brandy, cognac]. Distill this twice to get to 85% alcohol, stop your distillation at 82C. Add fresh herbs, I use Artemisia absinthium, Pimpinella anisum, Foeniculm vulgare azoricum, and Coriandrum sativum. Let macerate for twelve hours, and throw the whole bunch in your still. Distill till you reach 82C, then change the receiver and distill till distillate turns cloudy, around 92C. Throw the cloudy faints away, their no good. You can distill this over to get a smoother product using the same guidelines. Next you want to color your absinthe using Absinthium pontica, Melissa officinalis, and Hyssopus Officinalis. You color by heating, but never reaching the boiling point. A copper still is advised. You can't make true absinthe without this distillation process. Whatever your making steeping with vodka has got to taste nasty as shit. If your going to make absinthe you have to distill, it removes the absinthol, [the bitterness] from your final product.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: lafeeverte]
    #3244674 - 10/11/04 09:26 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

i appreciate it, but see the problem is im still poor. i am only doing this with cheap booze and wormwood. not making absinth makign a crude drink that i want to try and make drinkable (cheaply). vodka-$10, wormwood-$free, i grow it, charcoal-$3. +2 weeks. thats basically what im gettting at. but im still waiting for my damn plants to grow bigger...they sure take their sweet precious time.


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Re: polishing wormwood for smoother drink? [Re: kadakuda]
    #3244791 - 10/11/04 09:56 PM (12 years, 11 months ago)

Man, you can buy a copper still from a guy I know in Portugal for around $275, and that includes shipping. I got a 2.75L From the guy in Portugal, and a 1L borosilicate glass still that I bought from a company in California, that was around $200. They both work well, but I prefer the copper for the taste and authenticity. Steeping herbs in Vodka or Everclear is not ABSINTHE!

I have three A absinthiums, and two A ponticas. They grow like wildfire here in GA. Their five years old and still flower every year and give me plenty of foliage and flowers. They like lots of sun and drought conditions.

If your interested, I'll hook you up with the guy in Portugal. He sells alot of them as decorative stills, but he also sells functional hand hammered copper stills. Definetly an investment if your into absinthe. Save some money, and I'll hook you up!


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