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Re: [Distillers] Malting question

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  • Andrew Forsberg
    Good grief, Hector, you re right! Cynar s a 16.5% Italian liqueur based on artichokes. The artichokes I have growing are globe artichokes -- not the Jerusalem
    Message 1 of 37 , Dec 1, 2004
      Good grief, Hector, you're right! Cynar's a 16.5% Italian liqueur based
      on artichokes.

      The artichokes I have growing are globe artichokes -- not the Jerusalem
      artichoke tubers. I've never tried Jerusalem artichokes, so don't know
      how they compare flavour-wise, but I'm having a really hard time
      imagining how a globe artichoke wine would taste. My wife said it would
      be disgusting, and a waste. :) Of course, I'm also extremely bloody
      minded so am going to give it a go anyway.


      On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 11:36 -0800, Rana Pipiens wrote:
      > Hi Andrew and Hector. If you are interested, there is a recipe for an artichoke wine on Jack Keller's "The Winemaking Homepage" at http://winemaking.jackkeller.net under visitor requested recipes. Rana
      > "Hctor A. Landaeta C." <coloniera@...> wrote:On 1/12/04 2:04 AM, "Andrew Forsberg" <andrew@...> wrote:
      > > Had any interesting schnapps experiments lately? Artichokes are coming
      > > into season here now -- wonder how they'd convert. ;)

      > Remember the extract method (Obst Geist) for schnapps making? Ive made
      > some serious trials on a lot of fruit/herbs. Its virtually the same thing
      > to macerate the fruit in high grade alcohol for a month and then distill it
      > than to ferment it with added sucrose and then distill it. There are a few
      > exceptions like mangoes, pears, apples and strawberries that dont produce
      > any extract. All of the other fruits do. Isnt there a famous European
      > brand of artichoke liqueur called Cynar? Do try it Andrew and let us
      > know.
      > Salud!
    • Harry
      ... part. ... moonshine ... I don t think it s the composition of the acrospire (aka plumule) that s the issue, Wal. It s more a question of economics and
      Message 37 of 37 , Dec 4, 2004
        --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
        > Must stop relying on memory as I appear to be losing neurons!
        > The sprouted part is called an acrospire - edosperm is the solid
        > Cannot find a verification of the content of the acrospire which I
        > think I read somewhere (?)
        > wal
        > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
        > >
        > > Undried malted grain is called 'green malt'.It is used in
        > > style spirits, but apparently the endosperm (the sprouted part)
        > > contains unpleasant compounds which might not be a problem for
        > > distillers.

        I don't think it's the composition of the acrospire (aka plumule)
        that's the issue, Wal. It's more a question of economics and yield.

        At the end of the germination period the Acrospire should have grown
        to roughly ? - ¾ the length of the corn. On no account must the
        Acrospire be allowed to grow out of the end of the corn. Such a
        condition, "bolting", results in too much of the food supply
        contained in the Endosperm having been used. This consequently
        creates a high malting loss.

        The moisture content of the grain should still be approximately 41% -
        42% at the end of the germinating period and the Diastatic Power or
        Enzyme development will be at its maximum.


        regards Harry
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