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Old 10-20-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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Ive noticed on the midwest supplies website that they have wormwood in their adjuncts and aditives section. Does anybody know about brewing with this. Procedures, techniques, with what brews does it go with? Anybody know what the deal is?

PS Drinking Tongue Splitter from Northern Brewer right now, pretty hop hop hoppy Cheers-Jordan


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Old 10-20-2005, 04:43 AM   #2
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:47 AM   #3
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Eh, that would be absinthe. You're only absent after drinking it .

I'm curious too.
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Yeah, it's the stuff in Absinthe that makes you all goofy.
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Never had it, can't spell it, don't want it.
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I know what absinthe is I was just wondering why they would have it in the additives section in midwestsupplies if you couldnt brew with it. Does anybody know what the deal is?
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It is also used as an Old Love Charm.

On St. Luke's Day Oct. 18, take marigold flowers, a sprig of marjoram, thyme, and a little Wormwood; dry them before a fire, rub them to powder; then sift it through a fine piece of lawn, and simmer it over a slow fire, adding a small quantity of virgin honey, and vinegar. Anoint yourself with this when you go to bed, saying the following lines three times, and you will dream of your partner "that is to be":
"St. Luke, St. Luke, be kind to me,
In dreams let me my true-love see."

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They probably supply it for illicit distillers, just like the way they supply proof hydrometers etc. You need to have a spirit first which you then briefly boil with the wormwood to infuse the liquor with the chemicals.

Yeah I used to distill a lot, not anymore.

Wormwood is not used in brewing whatsoever afaik.
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There have been some odd beers people have sold highlighting wormwood, and others having either hemp, cannabis, cannibis seeds in it as well. Also vodkas and other spirits as well. All are really just hype and BS in reality, trying to sell their products. I cant understand why Midwest sells it. But hey, to each his own.

As for absinthe, I tried the modern versions of it and in my opinion, its awful. And the sugar didnt help it at all. It was something like 75-80% alcohol, and burned like heck. But it did give you a wide eyed weird feeling for sure.

To me, if you love scotch, then you would like it.


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