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#1 Poor

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 06:50 AM

After searching "Absinthe" on ebay for kicks, I came across this.
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Can anyone confirm that this has ANYTHING to do with absinthe?
The seller seems to think so.
"The pipes are designed for drinking absinthe, or any other liquid - sometimes a liquor, schnapps, or whatever you like. When used with ice, the ice floats to the top of the liquid, and as the opening is at the bottom, only the liquid is drawn up the stem. These are unique - I have never seen a set like them anywhere."
The seller has seven other copies of this unique item for sale as well.
Was the absinthe world taken by some horrible form of whimsy for a short time?

Edit: I did a bit more research trying to answer my own question. I found two sites selling similar products, they still don't explain the necessity for an absinthe pipe. Alandia is one of those sites and it explains...

"Drinking alcohol through a straw is fun, using professional tools is even more fun."

Whereas Absinthiana says...

"Two Sebor glass sipping pipes. These ones has also used Johny Depp to enjoy his Absinthe."

I doubt Mr. Depp could be manipulated so easily...

Edited by Poor, 12 August 2007 - 06:59 AM.

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#2 Absomphe

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 08:09 AM

Can anyone confirm that this has ANYTHING to do with absinthe?


No, that would be an absolute impossibility, unless you're talking about Czechsinth fantasyland.

Nice looking piece of fantasy, though.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

It is beautiful. Pity is complete bullshit.

You're hanging out on the wrong sites, Poor. ;)

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:42 AM

I doubt Mr. Depp could be manipulated so easily...

Oh, ye of little faith...

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

They are cool looking and I've heard some stuff about them being used for wine and brandy. I've been tempted to buy one or two just to say I have it (and maybe use with a wine or brandy), but never with absinthe.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:37 AM

Ice in absinthe will cause the anethole to precipitate, giving you white crud.

I don't know about you, but I like my absinthe creamy, not chunky.

Maybe it's OK with Czechsinth or Scope, as there isn't anything to precipitate.


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#7 Le Gimp

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 07:54 AM

I think the adverb 'may' is a better choice than 'will'.

I often-times drop a single small ice cube in a glass of absinthe to prechill it before adding ice water. I have yet to experience the dreaded anethole floaties.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:28 AM

By the look of Mr. Depp's beverage...looks like some horrible fake absinthe concoction.

OK, I will admit that I too came upon the mysterious "pipe" and was curious....so I got one...I still don't know what the *&% to do with it...

Edited by MadBoricua, 14 August 2007 - 08:29 AM.

The force is strong with this one...

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:38 AM

I believe you are to use it like a fragile glass sippy cup.

Just the sort of thing I'd want to use while getting hammered on "The Ultimate Memory Panty Remover".

Gimpy, I got horrific anethole floaties in Serpis once; once was enough! Eww.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:34 AM

Although I admit that I have never tried ice in pre-louched Serpis, it is my regular routine to place a cube in my Absinthe before adding water.

My Absinthe (I only have the good stuff... not that Serpis isn't good) never did that although Arak definitely does every time and it is not the most pleasant. I like to watch the tendrils come off the bottom of the cube and it makes a nice slow louche.

Try it again with a different absinthe and see if you like it.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 10:57 AM

I didn't get floaties when I put ice in absinthe, but after awhile I started to notice that it flattened the taste somewhat. Makes it seem a little stale. When I read about the floaties phenomenon, and the freezing of anethole, I decided that must have been the culprit.


By the look of Mr. Depp's beverage...looks like some horrible fake absinthe concoction.

It's a "special" bottle of Sebor...(on the table next to the horrible fake skull )
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 06:29 PM

An absinthe pipe? Maybe it's supposed to be smoked? :twitchsmile:
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:51 AM

Smoked absinthe?

Hell, beechwood, or alder can do wonders for a porter, so who knows? :devil:

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#14 Nymphadora

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:14 PM

WBT: Would you rather it be a REAL skull?! :reaper:
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#15 Poor

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:56 AM

Who would want Burnt™ absinthe?
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 04:57 AM

Perhaps future Darwin Awards nominees.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 07:17 AM

Smoked absinthe?



I thought Zzz already covered that one...

#18 Absomphe

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:25 AM

Perhaps, but I'd like to see a real distilled version. ;)

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#19 Trid

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:12 AM

It looks like it's just an artistic variant of a port sipper.
http://www.winestuff..._set_of_2_.html
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#20 Joe Legate

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:27 AM

Nice link, Trid. When you get a moment, go over here and tell us a little about yourself. We'd like to welcome you to the Wormwood Society. :cheers:

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:00 AM

A port sipper, how about that. It makes sense.
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#22 baubel

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:06 AM

Again, where does the sugar cube go?

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:28 AM

It looks like it's just an artistic variant of a port sipper.
http://www.winestuff..._set_of_2_.html

Dating back to 17th century Europe, the port sipper, then known as a ?Schnapps Pfeiffe?, was made of ceramic material and uniquely designed so that the spirits were sipped through the stems from the bottom, where they had no chance to oxidize. This enhanced the flavor of wines like port and liqueurs, and still does.

I fail to see the benefit in using such a product with Czechswill.

Especially when they encourage you to burn (that is, oxidize) it.
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#24 Trid

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:17 AM

Nice link, Trid. When you get a moment, go over here and tell us a little about yourself. We'd like to welcome you to the Wormwood Society. :cheers:


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#25 Trid

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:20 AM

I fail to see the benefit in using such a product with Czechswill.


It seems more likely that it's akin to fire..."because it looks cool"

Especially when they encourage you to burn (that is, oxidize) it.


Worse yet, I can only imagine some kid thinking that it allows you to drink it while it's still lit
*shudder*
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:53 AM

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C'est une pipe de cognac.

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#27 Ari (Eric Litton)

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:59 AM

It looks like a pipe for sucking sweet sweet eye juices.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:11 AM

I'm waiting for the genuine, historical Czech yard of absinthe, at which point my Absomphesizing career may be forced to resume.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

I can't believe I'm posting this picture. It's like posting a picture of yourself in high school, with your worst disco haircut.

The first one I got, the Sebor, I bought innocently enough, in the pre-forum days, thinking it wouldn't have an absinthe company's name on it if it weren't fer drinkin absinthe.

The second purchase was the huge one with its own brouilleur, which I added to an order one drunken night just because it was so freakish that I had to have it. I thought that, like a preserved baby in a bottle of rum, it would look weirdly cool stuffed into the back of a bookshelf corner. Actually, it does.

The most recent is the baby brother of the one in the original post of this thread. The same seller sold about six little ones without lids. That original one sold for too much to make it worth buying as an oddity, but the little ones went for 10 bucks, and they were shipped from Texas, not Germany, so it was once again too weird to pass up. But XIT, now I have a collection of these things.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 06:23 AM

I've always heard confession is good for the soul. ;)


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