Knowledge of brewing Absinthe at home is important when there is non availability of real wormwood Absinthe.
Absinthe of Henri-Louis Pernod was made with the use of a wine base and herbs in addition with aniseed, hyssop, fennel, lemon balm, star anise, angelica, veronica, juniper, dittany and nutmeg. A blend of 13 herbs, in addition with chamomile and mint in addition to wormwood and a 100 year old recipe is used by Czech company Sebor in the preparation of Absinthe.
There are 3 main ways to make your own Absinthe drink:-
1.One will need a recipe to distill his own Absinthe liquor.
2.Use an Absinthe Kit with a blend of herbs and instructions.
3.Use an Absinthe essence
How to Brew Absinthe Using a Recipe
Distilling liquor at home is illegal in most countries unless you have a license and is quite complicated. Typical home-brew recipes include:-
– Wormwood (Grande Wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium)
– Green Anise
The ingredients are first macerated for several hours, heated and then slowly distilled and then colored with extra herbs such as lemon balm, hyssop and petite wormwood. One has to heat the mixture again, then filter and dilute it.
Other recipes do not require distillation, just a blend of herbs with alcohol. Just for example:-
– It is necessary to have 30g/ 1 ounce dried Wormwood
– One will need a teaspoon hyssop
– One will need a tablespoon angelica
– One can also use anise seeds in place of fennel seeds
– A teaspoon of lemon balm is necessary for it
– ¼ teaspoon each of caraway seeds and coriander seeds is required
– 1 liter of Everclear or vodka
In a bottle mix chopped dried wormwood with the alcohol and leave for 1-2 weeks in a cool dark place. Other herbs is used for mixing the filtered wormwood with them. One will have to wait for 3 or 4 days and then filter again. This way the Absinthe is prepared.
Brewing Absinthe at home in these ways is not recommended. Real Absinthe is not produced without distillation.
How To Brew Absinthe with a Herbal Blend Kit
There are many different herbal kits on sale online, for example the kits from Green Devil. These are the things in their kits
– Unique micron filtration system is done for them.
– An Absinthe blend containing grande wormwood, hyssop, calamus, melissa, anise seed, fennel seed, star anise and coriander see.
– One has to use Absinthe flavoring and finishing blend.
Their Deluxe kit also contains two Absinthe spoons, two Absinthe glasses, a 1000ml bottle, two bottle labels, two muslin bags for infusing the herbs, a poster and a pamphlet containing information and instructions.
Their finished Absinthe may have approximately 70-90mg of thujone per liter that was once claimed to be responsible for psychedelic effects. One will not get a true Absinthe without distillation.
How To Brew Absinthe With an Essence
Absinthe essences are available to buy from AbsintheKit.One can visit AbsintheKit.com to make real Absinthe at home. The essences are made from traditional Absinthe herbs and are already distilled. After mixing the essence with Everclear or vodka one can have his own bottle of Absinthe.
One can use 4 types of essence to produce varieties of Absinthe. Real wormwood is the main content of all and essences are utilized by the Absinthe industry.
AbsintheKit.com also sell Absinthe kits which contains essence, bottle labels and a plastic measure. Visit their website to get more information about brewing Absinthe with their essences.