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Old 11-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
Jan 2009
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I may be coming into possession of some blue agave plants in the future. I've read all sorts of things about people using agave syrup in meads and beers here, but does anyone know what to do with an actual plant? I know that in commercial tequila production, they chop off all the leaves and use the heart.

The main question is what do they do to it, the implied question being can I do it with a blender?

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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The video shows how tequila is made. I suppose that after the cooking and juice extraction that would be your agave syrup. Hope this helps...

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, uhh, seriously that needs to be turned into a wash and distilled into tequila. Just change your location to a country where home distillation is legal ;-) I think New Zealand is one of those. Mmm tequila.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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I saw one of those videos where the heart was sliced & roasted. Then this vat sort of thing with big stones to squeeze the juice out. Look at the posted video on youtube,& you should be able to find it as I did. I was just thinking it might be good with the mesquite pds used to make beer in another thread on here. They make a mesquite molasses out of it first.seemed to me.
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