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Old 11-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #21
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I have never tried it, what does it taste like DL?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #22
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Sort of like how rubbing alcohol smells.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #23
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:16 PM   #24
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This is what's left after pressing: a 60 lb cake of skins called pomace. In Italy, they ferment and distill this stuff to make the drink known as Grappa.
In Peru and Chile it is called Pisco. many fights fought over which one is best. Or which one makes the best Pisco sour....
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #25
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Sort of like how rubbing alcohol smells.
I put it down to smelling like Metho or Methylated Spirits to use the exact name. I just dont know how they can drink the stuff.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #26
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Growing up in an Italian part of Boston, there are still many cellars with gallon jugs of homemade wine and Grappa. And everytime we have a party here, a jug shows up. At Christmas, there will probably be two of them. Most of the folks in this building don't drink because of their meds. But come holiday time, they make an exception. Nothing like homemade wine I guess to celebrate the occasion. Both jugs will be empty by the end of the evening.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:00 AM   #27
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Sounds like a party Ads
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Very cool! Thanks Steve :)
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Sounds like a party Ads
I don't drink alcohol at all. Have never had one in my life. Someone else can have my share.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #30
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You should write a step by step book with lots of photos.
Thanks. I've thought about doing that. Currently I teach a few classes, and am also the president of the local home winemaking club here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (over 100 members now). We're often asked to give presentations and seminars.

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Grappa I have tasted with my Italian relatives & afraid its not to my liking at all! A very lethal drink It used to burn my mouth so to speak. Definitely an acquired taste I think.
It's vile stuff. When I traveled in Italy a few years back, digestifs like grappa and lemoncello were something that was offered after every meal. Lemoncello I like. Grappa not so much.
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