- Hi everyone,
I'm very new at all of this and I'm hoping to get a little advice
from the experts here.
I've decided I'd like to build a still for making things like
absinthe schanps and other herbal liquers. The only problem is
I have barely a clue about how to get started. I've been
searching the web for information on how to get started, but feel
that I may be getting in over my head.
First of all, I'm considering building a still similar to the one in
the picture at about the middle of this web page.
It seems something like that would work pretty well for what I'd
like to do.
I am considering using something like everclear as the alcohol
base to try to keep things simple while I get started.
I am very intersested in any opinions, ideas and suggestions
that anyone may have. If you have a recipie for absinthe
(preferably one that you have tried and like), That would be
The louche is good, but I usually cheat by putting in straight ice cubes and letting them melt a bit before
drinking. I’m never patient enough to chill water first ;)
--- Erie Hollow <eriehollow@...> wrote:
> I filter out the herbs before it goes into the pot. I think that basicallytry
> the time equals the heat in our two approaches. Next batch, I'm going to
> your hibiscus flower idea ;)The few bits I've been able to collect on the 'net has shown that
commercial/traditional distilleries run the full maceration without straining
the herbs. Does yours louche well?
I've noticed a bit of fading in my hibicus batch...it's gone from a nice deep
pinkish red to something a bit paler. It was made at the end of August.