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Old 09-02-2015, 06:02 AM   #1
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I suppose it was bound to show up sooner or later.
http://vinepair.com/wine-blog/the-la...-infused-wine/
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Just to add to the confusion, at least some of the grout herbs (used ubiquitously in brewing prior to the 16th Century in Europe) had/have psychotropic properties.

 
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Just to add to the confusion, at least some of the grout herbs (used ubiquitously in brewing prior to the 16th Century in Europe) had/have psychotropic properties.

Is this the same as "Gruit herbs"? Must be, right?
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Is this the same as "Gruit herbs"? Must be, right?
arghh yes.., sorry meant "gruit".

 
Old 11-21-2015, 07:01 PM   #5
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Psychotropic? As in grand thoughts of taking it to a tropical paradise? I may be in on that.

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I'm sad this thread puttered out. I love reading about wines of the imagination. I figure if you can make brownies with it, you can make wine. I just don't have a clue as to "how". Oh Google......?

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I hope it's not too late to bump this. What a great idea! At the very least you would need to decarboxylate (basically roast) your weed before adding it. THC is best absorbed when bound with a fat though. Idk how much of the fun stuff would come through in a mega tincture, which weed wine would essentially be.

I might have to offer myself as the sacrificial lamb to give this one a shot.

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I hope it's not too late to bump this. What a great idea! At the very least you would need to decarboxylate (basically roast) your weed before adding it. THC is best absorbed when bound with a fat though. Idk how much of the fun stuff would come through in a mega tincture, which weed wine would essentially be.

I might have to offer myself as the sacrificial lamb to give this one a shot.
The alcohol slowly extracts the active chemicals, no need for fats - or so i've read, never made it myself of course.

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I have a gallon or two of rocket fuel I made from our pin oak trees' early spring leaves a couple of months ago (in Texas early leaves are well out by march). I miscalculated on the sugar and so now it's way too strong to drink ( it's right at 18% ABV, and only BC the yeast gave up at that point).

I'm going to attempt a tincture with this wine and some decarbed "green" and just see what happens. Might become a nice cordial kind of mixer. Maybe with a very dry ginger beer?

 
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Ps I'm not going to do a whole gallon, obviously. Maybe a 375 ml bottle.

 
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