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Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 9:48 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nothing that elaborate ... I just thought it could solve the hogmack chat dilemma. As a total and complete non-chemist, I'd be the last person to build a successful hogsmack website/forum.
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 9:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I perfectly understand but I also understand that there`s also ''other'' reasons why we can`t talk about it here...


As far as I know, talking (or writing) about anything is not illegal in the United-State yet... So that`s why I`m sure there are other reasons behing this absinthe making talk prohibition...

So the best thing I can advise you to do would be to start your own forum, based in Chili. If you do so, I would recommend you to keep it a ''members only'' board for various reasons.

But hey! that have already been said here anyway. Aunty Kal doesn`t want hausgemachting talk on her domain, it`s her choice and there`s no point in arguing about it. You want an hausgemachting forum ? Build one!
Tavarua
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 9:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I don't see what all the fussin and a fightin's about. I make a chili all the time and have never had any problems.
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

But Wolfgang, I'm trying to say that no one is doing anything wrong if he/she talks on this forum about how to make Chilean (or Czech or Spanish or Portuguese) absinthe ... in short, about how to make licensed absinthe in those countries where licensed absinthe-making is legal.

*Any* conversations about absinthe-making could be prefaced with the words, "To make licensed absinthe in countries where absinthe-making is legal, ..." This would indicate to readers that advice about absinthe-making is not intended for use in the United States, Mexico, or any other country where absinthe-making is prohibited.
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, it's also legal to make it in France, Germany, UK, Czech rep. ....and so on... It's also legal in Canada by the way but of course, someone needs a distiller licence to distill any kind of alcohol. You should check if such a licence is needed in Chili... You can also use private emails...
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I invite anyone and everyone to come down to Chile and make absinthe there legally and freely. It's only a plane ride away. Meanwhile, perhaps there could be talk around here about HOW to make legal absinthe legally in Chile, where it's legal :-)

Since I live in Chile, it's perfectly feasible for me to receive advice given with the intent of aiding the legal production of absinthe IN Chile. See my point?
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:12 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Kallisti, can Wolfgang continue this conversation about the pluses and minuses of pisco? Absinthe-making is legal in Chile, so ... can we talk about making absinthe in Chile?
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Strangely long time lag on that double post!
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 8:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

And about pisco , I don`t know (and I doubt) but anyway, I won`t get into more details here.
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 7:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

And about pisco , I don`t know (and I doubt) but anyway, I won`t get into more details here.
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 7:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think the max alc. is now the biggest concern around the world prohibiting the production and commercialisation of historically accurate premium *green* absinthes. According to Delahaye (who`s quoting Duparc in her book L'Absinthe art et Histoire on page 22), From 65 to 75% is the ''superior'' quality, 50 to 65 is the ''normal'' quality and 40 to 50 is ''inferior''.

Of course someone could make a decent 50% blanche (or artificially colored green or a 45% yellowish pseudo-green à la F.Guy...). In some other places, it`s legal to sell 68% alcohol but the taxes would be huge (as in Quebec).

As they said, ''alcohol is the ennemy'' but low alcohol is also the ennemy of chlorophilic coloration...
Chevalier
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 6:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Presently sober Wolfgang:

Pisco *should* make a great base for absinthe. It's grape brandy, after all, and the highest legal alcoholic content is 50%.
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 5:43 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What would be great in Chili would be the availlable wine industry to provide a nice base alcohol...
Wolfgang
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2002 - 5:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No he`s not.
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 9:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Moonman's too drunk right now to travel ;-)
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 9:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

But with all that pisco around... surely they could learn?!

Why not hire one of our French (or Quebecois)
experts to come set things up?
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 7:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O, I wouldn't ask any Chilean distillery to try its hand at absinthe. First of all, not even pastis is made in Chile these days. In the past, it was, and I tried some from an old bottle: a mess called PERNAUT 45. Nasty doesn't begin to describe it. Secondly, I don't trust Chilean distillers. They don't make anything right except pisco.
Chevalier
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 7:20 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hmmm ... I don't think so, Tav. My dad's family came to the U.S. from the Jura region of Switzerland about 150 years ago. He traced his relatives there and we met them in 1985. I contacted one of them several months ago, asking if he knew about any "La Bleue" that I could get my hands on. The answer was "no".

There are many people named Chevalier in the Jura region. Unfortunately, I haven't found any direct link between the distiller of 19th century "Chevalier Absinthe" and my own family.
Tavarua
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Chevy, are you blood relation to the Chevalier Family that produced Absinthe?
Tavarua
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Chevalier, the Sequel"
Dr_Ordinaire
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 6:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mmm, Chev, how about approaching a Chilean liquor manufacturer to make absinthe there?

I can see it: "Absinthe Chevalier"...
Petermarc
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

nice detective work!
2loucheltrec
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

that's good news for your friend who's opening a bar... now he doesn't have to worry about prosecution for selling "contraband"... some of us might have to reconsider a trip "south".
Chevalier
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Furthermore, a giant pharmacy chain in Chile sells ... wormwood tea. Contains 20 grams of wormwood -- Artemisia Annua, probably -- for whatever that's worth.

http://www.farmaciasahumada.cl/stores/fasa/html/Mft/producto/p3050.htm
Chevalier
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That's right, after weeks of searching for some sign that Chile's awful "National Finances Ministry Law #3066" of March, 1916 -- the one banning imported pornography, absinthe and saccharine -- had been overturned, I came across a 1928 law that effectively nullified it. (Seems that Chileans in the Roaring '20s were finally ready for French pin-ups and fake sugar. By then, absinthe's "dangers" had already been forgotten.)

This means that absinthe can be LEGALLY imported, bought, sold and drunk in Chile. ¡Olé!

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