Re: MUM Wash as a dilutant
- Marc is French grappa.
--- In email@example.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
> Hey ya Geoff,
> Bonjour encore (et al that french crap). While ive never made Vin de
> Noix from green walnuts, the couple of recipes seen say to add red wine
> to the mix. However, one does say:
> "To the walnuts are added sugar, red wine, and an alcohol. Some recipes
> will call for a pure, distilled alcohol; others will call for "marc" (a
> form of brandy.) Using marc can give the flavour added complexity. You
> just use a drinkable plonk for the wine. Orange zest, a vanilla bean,
> walnut leaves and / or cloves are often added for additional flavour. If
> testing a batch along the way reveals it to be turning out to strong for
> your taste, you can dilute it with more red wine." Since if you
> distilled it enough, a MUM wash should be considered a pure, distilled
> alcohol, but why the hell only use 12% ABV. Heck - add some more kick
> to the SOB mon ami (more french crap)... And since when is red wine
> expensive in France??? JB. PS: How are the sheep doing? [;)]
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "burrows206"
> <jeffrey.burrows@> wrote:
> > Hi Harry and guys or anyone,
> > this is a follow up from a post a few months back.
> > Quote
> > I'm at the Alchemy thing again. I still have the green walnuts, well
> dark brown now, left over in 2 x 2litre sealed mason jars and I noticed
> that about half an inch of very brown 60% abv from my original Vin de
> Noix recipe maceration had settled out to the bottom of both the jars.
> So I've added a litre of 40% abv to each of the jars and it's still
> extracting loads of walnut flavour. So I'll give it another 2 months to
> the start of December (heading in that direction now) and add 12 litres
> of 12% abv of cheap White wine then a kilo of sugar.
> > End quote
> > Right Harry or anyone, could I possibly add and/or substitute 12
> litres of nice tasting clear clean 12 % abv MUM wash instead of the
> wine. What you reckon? It's a hell've a lot cheaper and it has the
> alcohol content and tastes good
> > Geoff