Re: Absinthe has no bloom????
- View SourceNo, the Chlofophyll only provides color.
The louche is caused by the oils coming out of solution.
Some of the plants used for color provide flavor and aroma, but not
sufficient oil to cause the louche.
The oils which cause the louche are primairly derived from Anise
(Anethol) , Fennel (Anethol and Fenchone), and Badiana or Star Anise
(Anethol) if present.
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> > Looking for some help...I just finished my 1st batch of Absinthe.
> > used herbs packs from The Green Devil site. But used thetraditional
> > method(Duplais) of macerate then distill and a 2nd maceration forright. So
> > color and finish.
> > Finished product looked good smelled good, initial taste was
> > I go to prepare in the traditional manner with surgar and icewater...
> > no bloom!!into
> > Is this perhaps not using enough herbs to put the essential oils
> > solution?other
> > Any thoughts?
> I think the clouding come from chlorophyl. I have seen it in some
> green tinctures I have made. Maybe you need somewat fresher,greener
> erbs. Just a thought.