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Tequila - possible?

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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby FullySilenced » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:34 am

couple of good youtube videos on tequila production 10 yrs to grow the cactus they bake it then grind it then go from there... its worth your time to watch one of them..

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Re: Tequila - possible?

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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Punkin,

That may have been me talking about an episode of the TV show Thirsty Traveler, where the host visited a tequila distillery. He asked to taste the roasted agave out of the cooker, and he said it tasted exactly like roasted sweet potato. Ever since, I've been looking for cheap bulk sweet potato. It's kinda cool, because it has its own diastatic enzymes built in.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby chill » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:01 pm

This recipe was just MADE for LOO. Never mind the radish (or was that turnip) washes.
Tequila from Onions

Think I will just purchase mine.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby SBB » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:13 pm

Loo you might find this post on HD of some interest, http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 14&t=31790 I know that some health food stores sell agave juice and that some of them buy it in bulk, (20L Drums).... You could try to find a wholesaler who sells it. From memory there are more posts on tequila production over at HD, A few have tried different methods, not to sure if anyone's really nailed it as yet.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby crozdog » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:05 pm

i looked into this a couple of months ago when I saw agave nectar in a health food shop.

decided to stick to rum, USJM & TPW after finding out it was over $300 for a 20kg drum.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby crow » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:51 am

I'm told ya can make a passable Mescal from most cactuses, there a heap of pickly pear growing along side the railway track just near Melton ;)
Edit I've heard that spirit made from onions or artichokes tastes worse than baked arse
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Frank » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:04 pm

@LoO
all things considered (well...except for 'baked arse', whatever that tastes like ;) )
the Aztecs have used the Agave plant for 'their spirit' since before the 16th century (and they did have choices)..
so, as a substitute, your recipe may change the tequila world as we know it!
mate, just dont try Aloe..please.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Tracker » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:36 pm

I can tell you who drives taxi's
Just spent 4 days in Sydney with an average of 2 taxi's per day and never struck the same nationality twice.


The answer is that Aussies do not drive taxi's.


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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby FullySilenced » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:03 am

10 yr. plant to harvest cycle... get started ASAP.....
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby FullySilenced » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:04 am

? varst ? do you mean...

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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Gerry0625 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:45 am



Thank you for the information best price on Agave i could find anywhere. I am going to restart this post to see if we can generate some conversation when it comes to Tequila, its time we make this american as well. IMO!
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby War Eagle Distiller » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:28 pm

The Mexicans refer to the part of the Agave they use as a "pina". It looks suspiciously like a very large pineapple. I was thinking about using pineapple juice and some Agave nectar to try making Gringo Tequila. Any thoughts?
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby JayD » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:46 pm

Try it and report back.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby S-Cackalacky » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:54 pm

Tequila may be one of the most illusive spirits to replicate because of the lack of availability of agave. Much of the flavor character comes from the processing of the plant, so the use of agave syrup, or nectar, probably won't get you anywhere close to a true tequila.

Short of having your own source of agave, the best a home distiller might do is experiment, in hopes, of simulating the flavor - kinda like Z-Bob's sweet potato idea. It'll take a person who likes tequila enough to suffer the pain enough to chase the flavor.
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Dist33 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:54 pm



will check these out
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Re: Tequila - possible?

Postby Bushman » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:37 pm

Don't usually post links to another forum but here is a member that goes through the process of making Mescal from an agave plant you might find interesting.
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopi ... 5#p7024445
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