Re: [pfaf] Fwd: uniper drink
- "juniper berry" covers a multitude of sins. Are ALL juniper berries good to use? Juniperus virginiana tends to be loaded with berries, even this time of year (pale blue, small, takes two or three minutes to harvest a cup. Does it matter if a few needles are mixed in? Maybe adds a bit of retzina flavor?
From: Geir Flatabø <geirf@...>
Sent: Mon, February 14, 2011 12:37:48 PM
Subject: [pfaf] Fwd: uniper drink
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From: Guttorm Flatabø <post@...>
My son have posted a Buzz about Juniper berries,
might be of interest to this list.....
> Link to this post:juniper berries, and they're not that easy to get, I think.
> Feb 7 Guttorm Flatabø: "Place about 2 cups (½ liter) of juniper berries in a gallon (4 liter) jug, and fill it with water. No sugar or anything else required. Ferment for about a month, stirring or shaking and releasing pressure periodically. Truly delicious."
> Latest fermentation tip from wildfermentation.com
> Haven't tried myself, would like to use fresh
> Feb 7 John Bump: I spend a significant amount of time each year cutting out junipers. I might give this a try.
> Feb 7 Guttorm Flatabø: Cool, I recommend you keep everything except the berries sterile (and free from contamination such as chlorine). The shaking and stirring might also not be necessary if you use a container with airlock.
> Feb 7 John Bump: I already have a fermentation jug with airlock from our disastrously abortive attempt to make vodka (aka "The House Of Stink") so I'm set as regards equipment. If I've time once juniper-berry season comes around I'll try it.