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A comparison: Dick's original recipe ...

Sepulchritude Forum » The Absinthe Forum Archive thru June 2002 » Archive Thru May 2002 » A comparison: Dick's original recipe and Pendell's version. « Previous Next »

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Wolfgang
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 9:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

But by the way, thank's for taking the time to convert it and put it side by side, my last comment was not intended against you personally ;-).
Wolfgang
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is a pile of junk.
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 7:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This is the original recipe from Dick's encyclopaedia. I have also converted to metric and scaled to one liter, so we can compare Dick's and Pendell's side by side.

"To Make Absinthe by Distillation.

Put the following ingredients into a cask: 1 1/2 pound large absinthe, 2 pounds small absinthe, 2 1/2 pounds long fennel, 2 1/2 pounds star anise (breaking the star only), 2 1/2 pounds anise seed, 6 ounces coriander seed, and 1 pound hyssop; moisten the whole with a little water, allowing it time to soften and swell; then add 12 gallons 95% alcohol, and steep for 2 or 3 days; next add 10 gallons water and let the whole steep for 1 day more. The water will reduce the alcohol to about 23 gallons of proof spirit. Distill it, and it will produce nearly 15 gallons absinthe of 65 to 70 per cent strenght. Change the receiver as soon as the spirit, as it comes from the worm, begins to assume a reddish tinge. Color the distilled product, by steeping in it for 10 or 15 days 1/2 pound mint leaves, 1/4 pound melissa leaves, 1/2 pound small absinthe, 2 ounces citron peel, and 1/2 pound bruised liquorice root. Strain and filter."

Now this is the side by side comparison.

Ingredients.............. Dick's...... Pendell

Wormwood ................ 12.15 g..... 30.0 g
Petit W. (A. Pontica).... 16.2 g..... None
Fennel seeds.............. 20.25 g..... 25.0 g
Star Anise.................. 20.25 g..... 10.0 g
Anise Seed................. 20.25 g..... 30.0 g
Coriander Seed............ 3.2 g........ 3.0 g
Hyssop....................... 8.1 g........ 8.5 g
Calamus root............... None........ 1.8 g
Lemon Balm (Melissa).... None..... 6.0 g

Alcohol................ 810 mL..... 800 mL
Water.................. 684 mL..... 600 mL

Mint......................... 4.0 g..... 4.2 g
Melissa .................... 2.0 g ..... 1.1 g
Petit Wormwood......... 4.0 g ..... None
Wormwood............... None ..... 3.0 g
Lemon Peel (Citron peel). 1.0 g..... 1.0 g
Liquorice root............ 4.0 g..... 4.2 g

Sorry about the clumsy formatting, this program erases my spaces.

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