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Re: [new_distillers] Re: distilling absinthe; heads & tails...

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  • jim mcdonald
    ... absinthe is supposed to be bitter. This is why it was traditionally diluted 1:4 or 1:5 with water poured through a sugar cube (the water being poured
    Message 1 of 15 , Nov 28, 2005
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      > Quick question. Having never tasted bought absinthe I'm not sure how
      > bitter it is. I've made some absinthe 70%, after distillation it was a
      > nice aniseed taste, with little/no bitterness. I then coloured it with
      > wormwood (erowid formula)dried, the bitterness really came through
      > after this, not undrinkable but I preferred it without the bitterness.
      > Has soaking in the wormwood given it this bitterness (probably), and
      > should I maybe soak for less?

      absinthe is supposed to be bitter. This is why it was traditionally
      diluted 1:4 or 1:5 with water poured through a sugar cube (the water
      being poured through a sugar cube because sugar isn't soluable in
      alcohol).
      --
      jim
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