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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Firewater Reply with quote

Like every year, we will go to the vineyard to make "aguardiente de orujo". "Aguardiente de orujo" (perhaps "Orujo firewater" or something like that) is an spirit made from destilation of grape residues (these residues is what we called "orujo" here in Spain). When you press the grapes to get out its juice you could use the residues (the skin of the grapes, the wood, etc.) to make "aguardiente". You put these residues inside plastic barrels with a bit wine during 3 months (we do the vintage in september) and then you could fill the distiller with "orujo".
The result of the destilation is a 45-50% volume transparent liquid excellent for the coldest enviroments, he he he...
With some herbs you could change the colour of the liquid and a bit its taste.
At the beginning of the destilation the liquid resultant have 60 or 70 % volume, but bit a bit its percent falls to 40 or 50.
The destilation process remembers me ancient alchemy (it's so good that must be from Devil's influence, he he he).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With this "orujo firewater" in northwestern Spain is made "A queimada". "A queimada" is a typical tradition. We fill a huge ceramic pot with firewater, then add sugar and orange and lemon rinds and then put fire on it and begin to mix it with a ceramic spoon. The flames are blue and very hipnotist. Meanwhile, the person in charge to make "A queimada" have to recite a spell known as "O conxuro". This spell is about ancient monsters of nortwestern Spain mithology (devils, witches, etc.). Very interesting.
I found a web (in english!) about queimada: http://www.galinor.es/galeria/queimada-e.html There you could find a traslation of the "conxuro" (the original isn't spanish, it is in "gallego", another language from the northwestern Spain, Galicia).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Firewater Reply with quote

Fernando77 wrote:
Like every year, we will go to the vineyard to make "aguardiente de orujo". "Aguardiente de orujo" (perhaps "Orujo firewater" or something like that) is an spirit made from destilation of grape residues (these residues is what we called "orujo" here in Spain). When you press the grapes to get out its juice you could use the residues (the skin of the grapes, the wood, etc.) to make "aguardiente". You put these residues inside plastic barrels with a bit wine during 3 months (we do the vintage in september) and then you could fill the distiller with "orujo".
The result of the destilation is a 45-50% volume transparent liquid excellent for the coldest enviroments, he he he...
With some herbs you could change the colour of the liquid and a bit its taste.
At the beginning of the destilation the liquid resultant have 60 or 70 % volume, but bit a bit its percent falls to 40 or 50.
The destilation process remembers me ancient alchemy (it's so good that must be from Devil's influence, he he he).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! fantastic :D , thanks for that Fernando, you'll have to do tasting notes for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny wrote:
Wow! fantastic :D , thanks for that Fernando, you'll have to do tasting notes for them.


Do you remember the scene from "The great scape" with the USA prisioners (Steve Mcqueen, etc) destiling vodka from potato rinds? After taste it they only could say with the voice broken: "Wow!" I hope my tasting notes would be better than that...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fernando77 wrote:
Johnny wrote:
Wow! fantastic :D , thanks for that Fernando, you'll have to do tasting notes for them.


Do you remember the scene from "The great scape" with the USA prisioners (Steve Mcqueen, etc) destiling vodka from potato rinds? After taste it they only could say with the voice broken: "Wow!" I hope my tasting notes would be better than that...

Laughing Laughing Laughing

I don't know some of my old tasting notes probably say that!! Laughing Laughing

I love that scene from The Great Escape and how one of them always coughs after drinking.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny wrote:
Fernando77 wrote:
Johnny wrote:
Wow! fantastic :D , thanks for that Fernando, you'll have to do tasting notes for them.


Do you remember the scene from "The great scape" with the USA prisioners (Steve Mcqueen, etc) destiling vodka from potato rinds? After taste it they only could say with the voice broken: "Wow!" I hope my tasting notes would be better than that...

Laughing Laughing Laughing

I don't know some of my old tasting notes probably say that!! Laughing Laughing

I love that scene from The Great Escape and how one of them always coughs after drinking.

I love it too! It's very funny! "Wow! Cough cough!"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fernando77 wrote:
Johnny wrote:
Fernando77 wrote:
Johnny wrote:
Wow! fantastic :D , thanks for that Fernando, you'll have to do tasting notes for them.


Do you remember the scene from "The great scape" with the USA prisioners (Steve Mcqueen, etc) destiling vodka from potato rinds? After taste it they only could say with the voice broken: "Wow!" I hope my tasting notes would be better than that...

Laughing Laughing Laughing

I don't know some of my old tasting notes probably say that!! Laughing Laughing

I love that scene from The Great Escape and how one of them always coughs after drinking.

I love it too! It's very funny! "Wow! Cough cough!"
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