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Offline Gauwyn of Bracknell

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #150 on: July 20, 2011, 05:47:54 AM »
Is it better to let loki and other type concoctions (sp?) age refrigerated, room/cellar temp?  Most of the loki I make I let sit at room temp (lower level, so it is a bit cooler) and seems to do fine.
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #151 on: July 20, 2011, 08:27:44 AM »
I allow mine to age at room temp, in a dark closet.  I leave it in one gallon jugs until a few weeks before faire, then bottle it in fifth/liter bottles.
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #152 on: July 20, 2011, 11:30:04 AM »
I allow mine to age at room temp, in a dark closet.  I leave it in one gallon jugs until a few weeks before faire, then bottle it in fifth/liter bottles.

I use moslty glass, but I do have a few plastic - any issues you have found with bottles?
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #153 on: August 01, 2011, 08:04:57 PM »
I made the butterscotch vodka.  Dissolved RIGHT AWAY!  I used a liter of vodka, so I used 110 disks instead of 100.

While I was contemplating making the butterscotch, I decided I would try using Lemonheads in another batch.  The weight of 100 butterscotch disks was approx equal to 4 boxes of Lemonheads.  I made the Lemonhead vodka.  WOW!!!  FANTASTIC!!!

I will bring them both with me to MN RenFest in Sep.  Yumm-Oh!

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #154 on: August 01, 2011, 08:14:12 PM »
I made the butterscotch vodka.  Dissolved RIGHT AWAY!  I used a liter of vodka, so I used 110 disks instead of 100.

While I was contemplating making the butterscotch, I decided I would try using Lemonheads in another batch.  The weight of 100 butterscotch disks was approx equal to 4 boxes of Lemonheads.  I made the Lemonhead vodka.  WOW!!!  FANTASTIC!!!

I will bring them both with me to MN RenFest in Sep.  Yumm-Oh!

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #155 on: August 01, 2011, 08:26:08 PM »
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #156 on: August 02, 2011, 01:25:17 AM »
I made the butterscotch vodka.  Dissolved RIGHT AWAY!  I used a liter of vodka, so I used 110 disks instead of 100.

While I was contemplating making the butterscotch, I decided I would try using Lemonheads in another batch.  The weight of 100 butterscotch disks was approx equal to 4 boxes of Lemonheads.  I made the Lemonhead vodka.  WOW!!!  FANTASTIC!!!

I will bring them both with me to MN RenFest in Sep.  Yumm-Oh!

I figured they would be well received.  I will give the Lemonheads a shot.  I am not a huge lemon fan but my wife is.  I moved the recipes to the recipe thread:  http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=358.0

Ms. Trish check out the link.  I am sure finding Butch for a draw of his vodka would be more fun but you never know what you might create as well.

Butch.... you should post the recipe for the Lemonheads in the other thread for all to see.  I am sure everyone would be very excited.
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #157 on: August 03, 2011, 09:28:55 PM »
Labor Day weekend.  Look for the BLUE HAIR!!

HEY! It's NOT hair! I even have this little thingymabob in my pouch that explains it!!!!  ;)

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #158 on: August 05, 2011, 12:12:54 PM »
HA!  After all the time I've spent educating people, I turn around and make the same mistake!  Blue hair indeed!  There's a REASON I stalk you!

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #159 on: August 09, 2011, 12:18:28 AM »
So we just cracked open our first batch of Loki ever and wow wow wow!  Its delish!  We made it Mexican Vanilla flavored and it tastes like faery nectar (that's the only way I can think to explain it).  Needless to say, definitely going to keep up the Loki-makin'.  Next up, dark cherry chocolate.

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #160 on: August 09, 2011, 07:23:35 PM »
apple pie spice loki made last august- it was a little harsh at TRF, but now... oh wow.

OH WOW.

mellow and sweet and appley and spicy!

Going to work another batch of this, and attempt butterbeer, before TRF this year...
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #161 on: August 11, 2011, 09:27:17 AM »
What types of bottles do people use for their loki/cordials?

I have in the past used old liquor bottles for this type of thing, but would corked wine bottles work?

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #162 on: August 11, 2011, 11:22:32 AM »
I'm wondering the same thing Brooke- I've got two litres to bottle for Oct and orginally I wanted to use something like this to pass out as favors.



But I'm worries about the cork not keeping a tight seal. So, I think I'm going to go with hermetic flasks that I saw used on the other Loki thread.



I think if you find good quality corks, then reused wine bottles should work. Maybe you can wax dip the tops to help it seal better?

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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #163 on: August 11, 2011, 11:40:58 AM »
I use a variety, and corked wine bottles is one type (although you cannot get the cork in very far  ??? )
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Re: Loki and other Liquers
« Reply #164 on: August 12, 2011, 11:00:28 AM »
Brooke and Gauwyn:

   I've gifted in corked wine bottles before (had extras from a previous wine batch) and they work great.  Obviously, once uncorked you either need to drink the whole bottle, jam the cork back in, or use a wine saver type replacement cork.  It's no different than wine. except this stuff will likely not turn to vinegar on you.

   As for getting the cork in... I used the same method as corking a wine bottle.  Boil the corks for a few minutes until they are soft and pliable, then used a corking tool (buy from wine making store) or tongs and a rubber mallet (be careful) to put the now softened cork all the way in the bottle.  Let cork dry out.. it will expand.

   One thing to be cautious of is if you ever try to cork a carbonated (fizzy) liquid.  It can either push the cork right back out or cause the bottle to explode. 
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