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Postby bcaapi » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:52 pm

5 gallons of English pale ale. 5/8 ounce wormwood in place of hops throughout entire 60 minute boil. Let you now how it turns out after the bottling.
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Postby wezil » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:20 pm

I am not so sure that is a good idea.
Wormwood is used to make absinthe

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=absinthe&r=67
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Postby cooldaddybeck » Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:01 pm

Where can I get my hands on some good, authentic wormwood?
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Postby Triple Freak » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:22 am

AFAIK, wormwood is a banned substance.
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Postby Jorgzilla » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:26 am

Disregarding that anything distilled from wormwood can be potentially toxic to the point of making backwards hillbilly moonshine looklike coolaid, wormwood is easily smuggled via auto imports, fabric imports, imported funiture and my favorite, military imports. Bit more of a lame novelty for beer. To get the full whammy, use a stovetop distill unit, just don't buy the bigger one as you'd get an ATF file.
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Postby labrewski » Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:29 am

That sounds like a rather interesting beer. I have purchased absinthe on the internet from the Czech Republic, and it is very tasty. Really expensive though.
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Postby BigJeff » Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:41 am

Cant see that boiling wormwood (even if it is the real thing) would do anything except leech a bunch of nasty tastes into the brew. Just go buy yourself some good absinthe from the 'net. You'll be happier. In fact - you'll be REAL happy. :D
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Postby dinomon » Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:56 pm

My 'friends' just got back from a roadtrip from Mexico. Absinthe is much less there than on the internet. If you use it, remeber to run it through a sugar 'rinse', it really helps - or so I'm told.
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Postby Triple Freak » Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:34 pm

Sounds like dain bramage to me.
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Postby T2driver » Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:55 pm

I recall the tale from "Law and Order" where the young Czech was found dead in Central Park and they determined that it was from the absinthe that his mother had given him as a traditional Czech "coming out" gift for his 21st birthday.

I know, I know, it's a TV show, but still, that's some bad stuff. "No thanks" for me.
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Of Brown October ale."

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Postby cooldaddybeck » Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:48 pm

T2

I think you should go watch "Reefer Madness" again. If it's on film, it must be true.

While we're on the topic of illegal additions, while in Europe I heard of someone who may utilize hash in a brew. I don't know what methods were going to be employed, but would that even produce the desired result?
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Postby PWoods » Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:58 pm

Duuuuude! Green beer, and it aint even St. Patty's Day! 8)
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Postby BarleyBoiler » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:30 pm

Absinthe??? Is that the stuff that makes the heart grow fonder?
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Postby PWoods » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:33 pm

You're thinking of abstinence: makes the heart go wander.

Or distance: a girl's best friend.

Or something.
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Postby BarleyBoiler » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:38 pm

Then there's the punch line of a torturousely long-winded joke:
Abcess makes the fart go honda
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