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Offline Element of Air

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Loki Recipes?
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:30:38 PM »
I know that Loki recipes are a closely guarded secret of the brewer, but my dad who live in California and I in Texas has recently found a love of brewing his own beer.

I would love to know if anyone has any basic loki recipes that they don't mind giving up so that I can pass it on to him. He is not a rennie and has never heard of loki. I would love to show him how wonderful it is and give him the challenge of trying to make his own new flavors.
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 11:40:24 PM »
Element:

  I split your post from the recipes thread as that one is only for the recipes themselves.

  If you read the other thread (the Recipe one) you'll see a post I made a long time ago for a site put up by a gentleman who lists hundreds of liquor (including cordial) recipes. 

  Loki as it is affectionately known in the Renn circle is simply a cordial where a flavoring agent (vanilla is the "traditional" Loki) be it cinnamon sticks, berries, or whatever is soaked in an alcoholic base - usually grain alcohol (Everclear) of some sort.  This is left to steep for a pre-determined amount of time, and usually the solid (if there were any) are removed, and the resulting flavour infused grain alcohol bottled, and served.

   I'd suggest you take some time and read over the site located at: http://www.guntheranderson.com/liqueurs.htm

   There is more information there than you'd ever need to get started, and then start experimenting on your own. 

   On the same site, the link to go directly to where the recipes are is: http://www.guntheranderson.com/liqueurs/flavors.htm

   Good luck ... once you get started, it's hard to not want to continue to experiment.
 
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 09:59:51 PM »

   On the same site, the link to go directly to where the recipes are is: http://www.guntheranderson.com/liqueurs/flavors.htm


That site is fascinating! I may have just found a new hobby!


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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 09:49:46 AM »
To add, I think everything properly termed 'Loki' is the 'poor man's amaretto' flavor using **super secret!!** proportions of almond extract, vanilla extract, and sugar...

I am making (off of the Gunther (sp?) site) Alien Wine and Nutella Lokis... but i wont label them as such... I'll probably just label them Alien Wine and Liquid Nutella or something

The Alien Wine is essentially a hibiscus tincture- the Nutella is cocoa and hazelnuts!

Then I'm also making apple pie with boiled cider, allspice, nutmeg, brown sugar, molasses and butter flavoring (for that crust taste!)

Really, there is no rhyme or reason to Loki- the hubby was taught the correct proportions for the ORIGINAL and maintains that ALL derivations should hold to that sacred arrangement... but I dont... depending on the flavors you are marrying, the process and measurement can be quite different. For example, Nutella and Alien Wine will only be about 66 proof each. Much lower than 'original' loki, but still on par with most publicly available cordials (chambord, amaretto, etc) The Apple pie will have a much higher content, but then, the flavors are stronger...

So essentially, think of a flavor you like- figure out how to get that flavor into your alcoholic medium- either via the use of extracts, bakers flavorings, or organics (peels, spices, etc)

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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 10:35:35 AM »
To give a starting point is easy, it's the flavorings that make an individual's loki what it truly is
The basic recipe is:
Take 8 cups water and bring to a boil
Add 4 cups sugar and stir until dissolved
Add flavorings (that's the tricky part and the secrets). A common method is to add about 6-8 tsp of whatever extract combination for flavor you want.
Taste. It is important that at this stage you taste for the flavor you want. It needs to have the flavor you want but it must be strong to overcome the alcohol to come.
Remove from heat! (Your risking life and limb if you don't before adding the hooch)
Add a fifth of everclear.

When you first add the everclear, that is pretty much going to be the main flavor but once it has time to blend you should taste only the flavor with only a hint of alcohol in it.

As I said though, that is the base way to make Loki.
I have several loki flavors that I make and only use that formula when I am making traditional loki and one other. The rest are trial and error and error... and error until you get what you want to have.
My most important tip though is the tasting stage. Make sure it is what you want before wasting the booze... keeps the cost down in experimental stages.

Only time I ever showed someone how to make my flavors, they beat me in the next Loki challenge. Or course it was my Lovely Lady and I was very proud... but I am never showing my secrets again lol

*I considered making rum flavored loki for a long time and then decided... screw it, just gonna drink the rum!*
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 10:42:15 AM »
Then I'm also making apple pie with boiled cider, allspice, nutmeg, brown sugar, molasses and butter flavoring (for that crust taste!)
 
We have *got* to ge together and compare loki's.
I started making an apple pie one and cannot keep it in stock but I can see just from what you wrote we make it very differently. Wondering how the two will compare...

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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 10:44:16 AM »
Teach- come find me and Mitch Highland Fling weekend- we'll be out Friday afternoon- we'll be happy to share- that's gonna be my bigger batch anyways.

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 10:47:10 AM »
I doubt I will be there that weekend, we'll be moving into the new place then... I think
Most likely we'll only make the big 3 weekends this season (*whimper* thats the least ever for me)
We can meet up sometime though and compare... someday

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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 10:49:24 AM »
we'll be out at Sherwood in the spring, too!

Tell you what- since this is my first try, I'll hold some in special reserve just for you- IF it comes out well!

I took the recipe from my apple pie recipe (lol like, the thing you eat!) i tend to make a very spicy pie, hence the nutmeg, cloves and allspice...
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009, 01:06:52 PM »
To give a starting point is easy, it's the flavorings that make an individual's loki what it truly is
The basic recipe is:
Take 8 cups water and bring to a boil
Add 4 cups sugar and stir until dissolved
Add flavorings (that's the tricky part and the secrets). A common method is to add about 6-8 tsp of whatever extract combination for flavor you want.
Taste. It is important that at this stage you taste for the flavor you want. It needs to have the flavor you want but it must be strong to overcome the alcohol to come.
Remove from heat! (Your risking life and limb if you don't before adding the hooch)
Add a fifth of everclear.


Just a question, Do you remove the Vanilla extract and almond extract if you use a a flavored liquor like raspberry or do you still add the vanilla and almond extracts?
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2009, 01:30:22 PM »
teh almond and vanilla is just for the 'original' recipe- you might use them depending on what flavor you are going for, but they arent required for all flavors...
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2009, 10:22:12 PM »
It all depends on how you want it to taste.
I like the hint of vanilla in many applications so tend to leave it in a lot of the time.
Using liquors to make loki tends to get more pricey so I avoid that

(*plus it kinda brings back the trying to make rum flavored loki idea.. .why not just drink the liquor?*)

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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 01:22:43 PM »
That is true, Im just trying to figure out a way to get the flavor I like and can have thanks to food allergies.
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 01:27:53 PM »
if you cant find something in extract form, the next place to look would be liquid flavorings, as used by candy makers.

Also- have you tried kool ade? Yeah, it'll stain, but there's your flavor!
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 09:39:57 PM »
Hey teach is there a more precise amount of Everclear to use than saying a 5th? Doesn't it matter what size bottle you are using? Im very math dumb...
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2009, 10:59:27 PM »
Sleepy ...

  I may be wrong here, but I think by a "fifth" he means the term used to describe a 750ml bottle.  As explained here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=750ml

or

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081222074746AAHUFsp
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2009, 02:43:39 AM »
Thank you for the explanations! I have been wondering what on earth loki is.

Being a fan of vanilla, almond, and amaertto I think I'd quite enjoy these.

If my math is right, the final product is around 25% alch or about 50 proof, is that about right? I think I 'd be able to handle that.

I think what I drank at TRF campground one time is probably loki. They were calling it mead, but it was homemade and came in all sorts of flavors.
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Re: Loki Recipes?
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2015, 09:17:02 PM »
Loki is one homemade spirit and Mead is as well. Mead is a honey wine where Loki is a Grain Alcohol product. Just saying as I have drunk a lot of stuff at TRF. And then there is Grog. It is a rum based concoction.

 

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