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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

I've been wondering about what other compounds are present in absinthe besides the obvious thujone and anethole. A google search revealed the following:

Fenchone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenchone

I found other links, but they all seemed dead. Anyone know of a big old list of chemicals present in absinthe?

#2 Songcatcher

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:45 PM

I found This list of things found in absinthe.

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 03 June 2012 - 06:50 PM

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Lawl, for serious. I'm trying to learn more about absinthe - not get high. If that's what you're thinking, senor Songcatcher, then boo.

Edited by optional, 03 June 2012 - 06:51 PM.


#4 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:18 PM

Dude, lose the gif in your sig line. I don't want to look at that every time you make a post.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:31 PM

Dude, lose the gif in your sig line. I don't want to look at that every time you make a post.


You'll have to be more specific. Are you displeased with the size or the content of the gif?

#6 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

It is distracting.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

Okay, it's deleted. Back to the matter at hand?

#8 Phoenix

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Oxy's site to the rescue, once again.

www.oxygenee.com/JAFC-Vintage-Preban-Absinthe.pdf

Here's some additional reading for you as well. :)

http://www.thujone.info/science.html

Edited by Phoenix, 03 June 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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#9 TheLoucheyMonster!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

Also, you would need to look up each herb individually.

Each absinthe is different in herbal ingredients, and most producers keep at least some ingredients proprietary.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

Didn't Boggy write a scientific research paper dealing with chemical compounds in absinthe? :pirate:
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

Also, you would need to look up each herb individually.

Each absinthe is different in herbal ingredients, and most producers keep at least some ingredients proprietary.



That's absolutely true, but many compounds will not be present in absinthe due to distillation. Heavy oils with high boiling points are unlikely to come off during distillation. A verte would be somewhat of an exception to this statement, but vertes are not colored with every herb normally used in the first maceration.

#12 Père Ubu

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:35 AM

Thank God for that, Aa has some realy nasty stuff. Oxy's stuff has as good info as you are going to get this side of Ted. Ted of course, does know a good bit about the compounds in PF-1901, but since that research is the foundation to the recipe for JL1901, you might have to buy him a drink or seven to loosen up.

Edited by Miguel, 04 June 2012 - 12:37 AM.


#13 Artemis

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

You could always arm wrestle him. Good luck with Neddy Biceps.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

I know better than to mess with a cajun at a bar.


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