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high thujone absinthe from the wormwood stems

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Topic created by Neil Curtis
on Sun, 15 Mar 2009 at 21:15

Neil Curtis said on Sun, 15 Mar 2009 at 21:15...

I have been told that the stems of wormwood (artemisia absinthium) have a higher thujone content than the leaves and flowers and are more bitter. Is that correct? Is it right to use them when using a steeping recipe? I have some wormwood growing in the graden and I was thinking today about using it in some high proof liquor.

Thank you

Old Nick said on Mon, 16 Mar 2009 at 09:53...

Welcome! Thanks for the poetry as well! Do I understand that you want to make some bitters with the stalks? You will need to balance the flavour with some other botanicals.

Neil Curtis said on Tue, 17 Mar 2009 at 18:13...

Hello Nick
I am intending to macerate the stalks (after drying) with anise, star anise, fennel, peppermint, hyssop and lemon peel. What do you think? Thanks!

CaptainCronk said on Wed, 18 Mar 2009 at 11:10...

Very bitter! You will need some sugar or know what you are doing with the balance as Nick says.

Old Nick said on Sat, 21 Mar 2009 at 09:02...

I think you should try and let us know, Neil. Have fun!

Neil Curtis said on Wed, 25 Mar 2009 at 10:18...

It is ready :-) The colour is between amber - gold and with a green tint. So it's lift off tonight....get ready for some poetry.

ty9 said on Thu, 26 Mar 2009 at 15:58...

so how was it, neil?

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