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Old 11-27-2011, 02:16 AM   #1
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After tireless browsing on the internet for forums on making liqueurs, mixing cocktails, and reviewing spirits, I am yet to find any forums that have adequate members or feedback.

Perhaps at least a liqueur making forum would be a good addition to this site? It also may be good to have a general bartending forum (for cocktail making and serving). Would anyone be interested in this?

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Old 11-27-2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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I'd say no. I homebrew, so I come to HBT. If I want to mix drinks, I'll buy a book. But, to each his/her own.

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Old 11-27-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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I don't think it's a bad idea. There are already sub forums on wine, mead, cider, cooking, smoking, cheese making, kombucha, etc. Homemade liqueurs are not that far off other than you take an already made base alchohol and add your own flavors. Most of us already do a form of that by making extracts all you need to do to change that is to sweeten it up a bit. There seem to be a very broad interest base with the members on HBT and they all tie into a homemade craft and love for quality and flavor.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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HBT has such a wealth of information and members. I'm trying to navigate the waters into distilling, but haven't found solid plans like a Brutus 10 for distilling. Any body got any ideas? HBT should DEFINITELY add a distilling section...it's a logical progression from brewing.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
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HBT has such a wealth of information and members. I'm trying to navigate the waters into distilling, but haven't found solid plans like a Brutus 10 for distilling. Any body got any ideas? HBT should DEFINITELY add a distilling section...it's a logical progression from brewing.
Since distilling is illegal in the US for the most part (and certainly against Tx law where this forum is based), it is NOT discussed here on this forum. And will not be.

There are distilling forums out there, and one of them is very good.
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HBT should DEFINITELY add a distilling section...it's a logical progression from brewing.
except for the fact that it's illegal.

i wouldn't mind a liquor/mixing subforum.

i wouldn't mind not having it either.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:11 AM   #7
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HBT has such a wealth of information and members. I'm trying to navigate the waters into distilling, but haven't found solid plans like a Brutus 10 for distilling. Any body got any ideas? HBT should DEFINITELY add a distilling section...it's a logical progression from brewing.
Except for this tricky thing called the law.

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Non-distillation liqueur making is perfectly legal and it would be nice to have a forum section for it, if TxBrew or whoever makes these decisions thinks it could be done without a flood of distilling threads.

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Non-distillation liqueur making is perfectly legal and it would be nice to have a forum section for it, if TxBrew or whoever makes these decisions thinks it could be done without a flood of distilling threads.
That could be an issue.

I make a "kahlua" clone out of vodka, coffee, vanilla, etc, as well as a Bailey's type of liqueur. All legal of course.

But distillation talk is not allowed, and I don't see it becoming legal throughout the US anytime soon.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:10 AM   #10
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I believe you should really use rum for Kalhua clones, since the original was made from sugar cane.

This is the kind of thing we should have a forum to discuss.

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