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#31 Songcatcher

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

Break it up into a tall glass and then fill the glass with cold cold milk. Now thats good eatin

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#32 Absomphe

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

Good corn bread is sweet and should be dripping melted butter. Just my hungry opinion. ;)


Heartily seconded! :dribble:

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

Cornbread wars? Does this need to go to the cornfield?


arr, arr, argh :pirate:
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:56 AM

My mother in law sometimes made it with cheese and jalapeńos. Good for eating with diner, or supper.

But for breakfast her cush-cush was amazing.

Edited by Miguel, 03 February 2012 - 02:58 AM.


#35 Absomphe

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:52 AM

Does this need to go to the cornfield?


I miss The Cornfield.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

Break it up into a tall glass and then fill the glass with cold cold milk. Now thats good eatin


My grandfather used to do that with buttermilk. I always thought it was the height of disgusting.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:19 AM

Cornbread wars? Does this need to go to the cornfield?


arr, arr, argh :pirate:



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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

Break it up into a tall glass and then fill the glass with cold cold milk. Now thats good eatin


My grandfather used to do that with buttermilk. I always thought it was the height of disgusting.


Corn bread as a breakfast cereal (known as cush-cush, an American continent adaptation of the African couscous) is very popular in Sw Louisiana, and in coastal Brazil. Old cajuns and modern Brazilians will eat it with hot milk, and pork meat. I just like it with cold milk and Steen's cane syrup. My wife makes cush-cush is lightly wetted corn flour stir-fried on a cast iron skillet, and not really corn bread, but a lot of folks do use corn bread in the same way. Maybe the absinthe Pope knows about this.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Illegality, I would imagine. :harhar:


^ that. Flouting federal law is not really something I recommend doing, nor am keen to do -- let alone discuss on public fora.

That said - suggestions for good brands of white dog? Bear in mind that I can't get the DP down here.



A few I have played with are in the White Dog line from the folks at Buffalo Trace- They have an ever changing and growing line of 'white dogs', with varying formulas of corn, barley, rye, etc. Most have a heavy corn nose and taste, which I enjoy, but requiring some taming, to be sure. A few more fun (but challanging) ones are the full/near-full corn blends.

A more broadly commercially available one is Death's Door White Whiskey, by the Dorr Counry guys. Proofed to a common 80%, and with an approachable mix, it might be a good one to practice with. They also just reduced their price by about 20%.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:02 PM

I know I am not alone in thinking that white corn whiskey is vile, vile stuff. I decided to challenge myself to make a cocktail that tamed it into something not just palatable, but good.

So far, I came up with this guy


White corn whiskey, grand marnier, jalapeno/black pepper simple syrup, lime juice, kaffir lime and angostura bitters, egg white.

It's not bad. Any other ideas?


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Your post reminded me of this. I wanted to make it when I saw it, then forgot.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

How 'bout cornfed wars, if nothing else the battlefield seems appropriate.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:30 PM

Cornbread wars? Does this need to go to the cornfield?





Yes it does

Edited by Songcatcher, 15 February 2012 - 08:42 PM.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

Short Mountain Distillery. A family run 3 generation group of moonshiners right here in TN can finally turn legal because of the new distilling laws here

Edited by Songcatcher, 05 April 2012 - 11:05 AM.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#44 Joe Legate

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Very fun website. I'd love to have a little sip. :cheers:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

I'm lovin' the artisanal distillery Renaissance.

There are three due to open in our little county quite soon.

Unfortunately, none is planning to feature absinthe, along with their whiskey, gin, and/orvodka.

Perhaps I should make a point of gently heckling encouraging them. :)

Edited by Absomphe, 05 April 2012 - 12:44 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Ha! I almost derailed this thread.

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Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#47 Absomphe

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

Horseshoes and hand grenades, Bill. :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

I'd love to have a little sip.

I'll see what I can do about that

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Horseshoes and hand grenades, Bill

Let's not forget Tiddly Winks. ;)
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#50 Absomphe

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

True dat. :cheers:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hey another chance to pimp Dark Corner Distillery!

I'm still loving their shine. They also just released the first batch of Apple and Peach corn whiskey last weekend.

This is really good, clean stuff.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

some of the best Peach Shine comes from around here. Smooth as silk. You dont even know you've drank it, til it hits your belly.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


#53 Absomphe

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

some of the best Peach Shine comes from around here. Smooth as silk. You dont even know you've drunk it, til it hits your belly.


Fixed onacuz I like 'drunk' even better than 'drank'. :laugh: :cheers:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

I'm lovin' the artisanal distillery Renaissance.

There are three due to open in our little county quite soon.

Unfortunately, none is planning to feature absinthe, along with their whiskey, gin, and/orvodka.

Perhaps I should make a point of gently heckling encouraging them. :)


I am all for the distillery "renaissance" he in WA. The sad thing I've encountered is that most "craft" spirits distilled around here taste like crap.

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:29 AM

I guess because crap and craft sound very similar.

I haven't done too much experimenting, at the price most craft distilled products go for I would be pretty upset to buy a bad one.

#56 Absomphe

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

I am all for the distillery "renaissance" he in WA. The sad thing I've encountered is that most "craft" spirits distilled around here taste like crap.


Thanks for warning. I'm hoping the Bellingham efforts will begin to turn that around a bit.

Up to this point, the only Washington distilled spirits I've tasted (other than Dry Fly Gin :thumbdown: ) have been yours, so, doubtless, I must have a skewed notion of their potential overall quality.

Edited by Absomphe, 09 April 2012 - 05:04 AM.

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

Thanks for the pimping, Billnchristy! :)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

Well, our Water Tower White Lightning TM (an unaged corn whiskey) has been out for a couple months now. Not in distribution yet, but if you are in Chicagoland, stop by Quincy Street Distillery and have a taste and tour. We double distill, and cut conservatively for hearts on both distillations, to avoid the "corn-cob" tail waggin' the white dog ;-)

And now that our Prairie Sunshine TM (honey spirit) formulation is approved, we can start making our absinthe that will be based on the honey spirit. We'll let you all know when it is available, hopefully before the end of winter.

Meanwhile, I am playing around with cocktails that would incorporate both our absinthe and our white lightning: something along the lines of a Sazarac.

I'm lovin' the artisanal distillery Renaissance.
There are three due to open in our little county quite soon.
Unfortunately, none is planning to feature absinthe, along with their whiskey, gin, and/orvodka.
Perhaps I should make a point of gently heckling encouraging them. :)


Edited by Blue Star, 10 December 2012 - 10:56 AM.

Imbibing and distilling!

http://quincystreetdistillery.com



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