Re: [Distillers] Re: About gin
- I use a fillet knife as well.
Cut the orange/lemon into quarters and just fillet off the pith as
You get the most bang for buck without waste.
Kevin (Thirsty Traveler) is a knowledgeable guy, earlier this year
when he was in Sydney I had a chance to spend a few hours with him and
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Sherman
> I saw a really nice Thirsty Traveler where they were making gin. The
> orange and lemon peels they were using were sort of filleted. The were
> using the zest but it had a minute amount of white on the back side.
> I fillet my orange peels by removing the pith from the back side with
> a fillet knife down to the "bubbles" It is hard to describe. But it
> effectively removes the bitter part which is next to the membrane
> containing the pulp. I learned this making candied orange peel and
> candied grapefruit. Drying afterward doesn't change the flavor much
> when using 95% to extract the orange oil. I generally just put it
> fresh in a blender, add 95% and blend. This makes a fast extract that
> is really nice tasting. It extracts so much oil it will louche.
- Hey Justin,
Did you ever get around to doing anything with that hot water copper tank of yours?
I'm thinking about a similar project.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, justin webster <mail@...> wrote:
> thanks guys,
> sounds like it's worth a shot and a bit of fun too.
> I already have the gear to cut it open, strip it back and re-solder
> so it's probably do-able.
> I'll let you know what I find (when I get round to it).
> On 2/05/2008, at 10:01 PM, jamesonbeam1 wrote:
> > Good Point Billy,
> > But try almost 50 years old (this is 2008 right? :):).
> > Vino es Veritas,
> > Jim.
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "billy.turf" <billy.turf@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I wonder, If lead is sooo good a leaching, then wouldn't it already
> > > be pretty much all gone out of a 30yr old water heater? Everything
> > > you would add would be without lead of course, but just how much
> > > solder would be used in such an old heater? The amount of
> > leaching is
> > > going to be proportional to the amount of time that it sits in there
> > > too... that's not gonna be a long time.
> > ____snip____