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  1. #31
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    If nothing else, it's bound to improve the vodka.

  2. #32
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    I can't wait to eat the raisins and throw the rest away.
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  3. #33
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    The cheesecloth might be the most salvagable item.
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  4. #34
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    The raisins didn't work, so a new experiment.
    The color was great, but there was a distinctly molasses like quality that I didn't care for.
    Solution:
    Prunes!!!!

    I'm infusing the corn vodka with chopped prunes.

    Say goodbye to Oak Chips.

    I charred a dozen toothpicks and their soaking in the mixture.

    Anybody know what wood toothpicks are made from?
    I think its Birch!

    PS: The cheesecloth was delicious
    Last edited by pepcycle; 05-22-2009 at 11:11.
    Colonel Ed
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    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

  5. #35
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Things are progressing nicely.
    The color is just about perfect.
    I added more charred toothpicks to accelerate the "wood".
    Vanilla bean added for one day and removed.

    Doesn't taste bad.
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    Colonel Ed
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    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

  6. #36

    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    ...I charred a dozen toothpicks...
    Okay, I'll bite -- how DOES one char a toothpick, Ed -- and still have anything left?!
    (Not that I care to try it, really, understand. It's just an intellectual curiosity, as it were.)

  7. #37
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    I think you're losing it Ed.
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  8. #38
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Just coming back to this topic. Do note such a product as "tannin powder" exists, if you need to punch up the mouthfeel.
    Jake Parrott
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  9. #39
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    After "significant" experimentation, the best way to char toothpicks is to put them in a toaster oven.
    I use the same recipe that I use to toast pignoli nuts (which I char accidentally everytime)

    I might try a little Dalidyne for the tannin. (Is it still available?)
    Colonel Ed
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    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

  10. #40
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    Re: The Fake Whiskey Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by pepcycle View Post
    The raisins didn't work, so a new experiment.
    The color was great, but there was a distinctly molasses like quality that I didn't care for.
    Solution:
    Prunes!!!!
    This could become your regular pour....
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

 

 

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