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Homebrew part 2 - Today: Karin-liquor

November 11th, 2011 | Tagged , , | 6 Comments | 1285 reads

Last Sunday we went at the request of a single daughter in a fairly large park in the East of Tokyo. Desire of desire were so called Kunugi クヌギ. In German, under the name “Japanese chestnut oak” known, or. likely to be unknown. The chestnut acorns are more the size of acorns, only about, and while acorns here is pretty much everywhere, there Kunigi rarely. Thus, the Kunigis at 4-year-old became a popular currency.

Said, done. Papa knows, of course, in which trees are Kunigi park at which point. Dumm nur, that we were a little too late – Kunigi almost all had already been picked up by other children. Damn. It should be more Kunigi-Plant trees. Or limit the number of children in parks. Another tree, however, aroused the attention of some children. That bore fruit, in the form, Color and size are most likely resemble lemons. Apparently was just throwing time, because the tree was there, dropping its fruit. The parts were extremely hard, but smelled very appealing. The first, I remembered what the smell, was ripe pear. With a slight lemon note, But since I've let myself be influenced, perhaps just by color and shape.

Wait 2 More years: Karin-liquor

Legitimate and well-placed question my daughter, before she was preparing to, hineinzubeissen hearty: “Can you eat the?” Botanist, I am the (“is green, will probably be 'ne plant”), I replied of course immediately “öhhhmmmm”. But wait. While in Tokyo streets have no name tags, Trees, however, often been. Let's see. Pear (karin) written on it because. Literally translated, “Pear fragrance”. That sowas! If the name “Pear aroma with a slight hint of lemon”, I probably would have celebrated on the spot itself.

So what makes the city experienced man? Funke taken out and googled first. And lo and behold, proposal is the first search “Pear wine”. In German “Fragrant pear brandy”. There you are. Heat’ be ridiculous, if one of them things could not do what. Child looked puzzled then just yet, Dad tried as, wresting with specific throws the tree even more fruit.

Karin with three in the bag it went home. There was, of course, first researched. And were pleased, that those things are really healthy. You are probably in the traditional Chinese medicine (Traditional Chinese medicine) applied, to prevent colds or mainly. cure, but also against infections of all kinds. The English name translated means “Chinesische Quitte”, and among the Latins for us: Pseudocydonia sinensis. Cyanide is in there too or. results, if they are taken to be, is probably why warned against excessive consumption.

Simply can not eat as the Karin you - they're much too hard. According to the recipe so you take a kilo of Karin (as it sounds!), just 400 Grams of rock sugar and 1.8 Liters of white liquor. Wash fruits, AC. 2 cm wide strips and the way they are, including nuts and unpeeled, Add the rest. After 6 Months under lock and key to the whole thing probably be safe to drink. After a year you should remove the fruit. After 2 Years, the brew will taste really good even.

Well, I know, what I in November 2013 Follow pitchers. Perhaps under influence Karin.

Just for the record: “Homebrew Part 1” is here: Peach-Shōchū.