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Old 02-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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I've been quite curious about absinthe lately, but I've also read about a lot of shitty absinthe going around since it became legal in the US. Does anyone here know which brands are the best?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:55 PM   #2
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if you really want good absinthe, i suggest you brew it yourself. Most brands that are legal are false absinthe.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #3
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Is brewing absinthe hard?
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look for a brand called Lucid, black bottle with cat eyes
that is real absinthe, same recipe that you would have found in the old days
it's expensive though
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Try to order some of the good stuff from the Czech Republic.
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Is it easy to find people from the Czech Republic selling absinthe?
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DONT EVER buy absinthe from the Czech Republic, it's all essential oil mix SHIT you should never drink.

was writing an absinthe tek, but life is hard and it didnt work out, try this recipe....

per liter of good pure grain alcohol

52 grams green anise
26 grams star anise
52 grams florence fennel
20 grams grand wormwood
1 gram corriander
2 grams angelica root
2 grams mint

run through a wok still....

finish with

3 grams mint
7 grams hyssop
5 grams lemon balm
7 grams liqorice root
3 grams lemon zest

just finished a run of this and it kicks fucking ass beyond ALL.
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^Dont ever buy buy absinth from the Czech republic?.. thats a bit of a malicious comment. Its true that most absinth's avaliable today are not true absinth because of international restricions on the oil of wormwood, also low quality absnthe is artificially coloured and often contains little or no anise and/or fennel.

There are genuine absinth's avialiabe on the market, they are just harder to find and are probably much more expensive.

A good absinthe would not be artificially couloured. Sometimes good absinthe, that is properly aged can turn a slightly orangey colour due to the clorophyls (chemical that makes plants green) reaction to sunlight.

A good absinthe should also produce a significant louche -turn an opaque white'ish colour when mixed with water (this is produced by fennel and anise)
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DONT EVER buy absinthe from the Czech Republic, it's all essential oil mix SHIT you should never drink.

was writing an absinthe tek, but life is hard and it didnt work out, try this recipe....

per liter of good pure grain alcohol

52 grams green anise
26 grams star anise
52 grams florence fennel
20 grams grand wormwood
1 gram corriander
2 grams angelica root
2 grams mint

run through a wok still....

finish with

3 grams mint
7 grams hyssop
5 grams lemon balm
7 grams liqorice root
3 grams lemon zest

just finished a run of this and it kicks fucking ass beyond ALL.
Thanks for the recipe . How much does all that stuff cost roughly?
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Costs depend on how much your gonna make and how cheap your materials are, for a liter the herbs usually set me back around 6 bucks, and I usually make my own base alcohol, but in a pinch you can use vodka, the cheapest of cheap big plastic bar-handle is what you want, which run about 10 bucks.

Made another batch except used half as much anise (ran out) still louches fine, I also ran out of wormwood, the absinthe ended up tasting very candy like but still gave the brain connection and weird focus of vision.

If you are going to make some make a lot, more that you think you will need, it isn't hard to binge this stuff and it doesn't take long to wake up in a daze wondering where all that absinthe went.
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