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Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280657 Brewtrog
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:24 am

As mentioned in the homebrew section, I've recently got my hands on a wormwood plant. Besides from the planned brewing and possibly looking into homemade absinthe (at half the abv). Does anyone know any good uses for wormwood?

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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280659 Zech
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:22 am

Brewtrog wrote:Does anyone know any good uses for wormwood?


Quite a good insect repellant, I believe.
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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280664 MKG
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:45 am

Ah - I've learned something ...

Vermouth is a French mangling of the German word Vermut, which means wormwood. So apart from your wormwood ale, you can steep wormwood in a nice neutralish white wine, add some sugar and get something like a Cinzano Bianco.

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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280665 ojay54
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:43 am

Then take it to bottle parties,leave it,and drink all the decent booze.........ring any bells?!

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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280666 MKG
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:51 am

Oh, I don't know ... a Cinzano and lemonade on a hot day, sitting out on the lawn with the sound of wasps buzzing ...

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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #280712 doofaloofa
Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:53 pm

Chernobyl means worm wood

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Re: Uses for Wormwood

Post: #281278 Thomzo
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:37 pm

Moth repellant. Hang it up in your wardrobes.
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