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Re: Locust Trees

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  • waljaco
    Liqueurs are also made by infusing on the pods - In Italy (Sicily) Carubo digestivo In Portugal Licor de Alfarroba In Spain (Majorca) Palo Wal ... this
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      Liqueurs are also made by infusing on the pods -
      In Italy (Sicily) 'Carubo digestivo'
      In Portugal 'Licor de Alfarroba'
      In Spain (Majorca) 'Palo'
      Wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "CornFed (Randy)" <cornfed15@h...>
      wrote:
      > Thanks Walt, now I have a justifiable incentive to pick up all of
      > those pods!! Between the black walnuts and the Locusts, I never
      > seem to run out of yard work to do. I will give the Arak a try
      this
      > fall when they drop a fresh crop onto the ground.
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
      > > In the Middle East they make Carob molasses/syrup from the pods
      and
      > > also the pods are fermented then distilled to make arak
      (Lebanon).
      > > The are high in sugars - 60% if I remember correctly. The seeds
      are
      > > apparently of equal weight and gave rise to the term 'carat'as
      used
      > > for diamond size.
      > > Jack Keller's wine making site has a recipe for a carob wine.
      > > Wal
      > >
      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "CornFed (Randy)"
      > <cornfed15@h...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > Hello
      > > >
      > > > I have several Locust trees in my yard and have just finished
      > doing
      > > > the yearly curse of picking up all of those dark brown seed
      pods
      > > from
      > > > the ground. I did a search on the web and found reference to
      > two
      > > > types of locust trees. Black locust and Honey locust. Since
      the
      > > > black locust is describes as having a rough bark and "hateful"
      > > thorns
      > > > along the trunk, I have to assume that my trees are Honey
      Locusts
      > > > http://www.treehelp.com/trees/locust/locust-types-honey.asp The
      > > seed
      > > > pods are dark brown and about 6 inches long and about an inch
      > wide.
      > > > They resemble large vanilla beans.
      > > >
      > > > this year I waited until spring and then mulched them to pieces
      > > with
      > > > the lawn mower. The smell of fermented sugar was thick in the
      > air
      > > as
      > > > soon as they started to go under the blades.
      > > >
      > > > So my question is: Is there a liquor or beer/wine made from
      > locust
      > > > seed pods or the sap? Thanks
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