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Old 31-07-2005, 01:47 AM
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After putting quartered walnuts in alcohol, the concoction got totaly
black after 24 hours. Is it normal ?

Does it have to stay on sun all day, from dawn to dusk ? I have
enough sun on my windowsill up to midday.

I know traditionally green walnuts are picked up on June 24, but I
couldn't get them ad that date, I picked them up on July 18th, but
the June was rainy and without much sun. Will it affect the taste,
will the Nocino be too bitter ?

Thank you.

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Old 31-07-2005, 07:55 PM
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After putting quartered walnuts in alcohol, the concoction got totaly
black after 24 hours. Is it normal ?

Does it have to stay on sun all day, from dawn to dusk ? I have
enough sun on my windowsill up to midday.

I know traditionally green walnuts are picked up on June 24, but I
couldn't get them ad that date, I picked them up on July 18th, but
the June was rainy and without much sun. Will it affect the taste,
will the Nocino be too bitter ?

Thank you.


You're probably not going to get a response - there are too many recipes
for nocine, and it's unlikely that someone else has precisely the recipe
you're using. I've got walnut recipes on my liqueurs site, but I've
never actually made any of them, so I can't say. My only thought is
that you might have left on the thin inner skin of the nut, which might
be really bitter. But I doubt the nut itself would be. In general,
sunlight in a liqueurs recipe is to warm up the jar and use some of
those high-energy photons to break down chemicals. And dissolve sugar.

So one thing is that there's no such thing as a perfect or correct
liqueur recipe. Every recipe has room for modification, and quantities
and timing are never set in stone. They're guidelines, and if you have
limitations, just do your best. It'll most likely come out OK. And if
it doesn't, it's at least a learning experience...

Good luck,
Gunther Anderson

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Old 31-07-2005, 08:40 PM
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After putting quartered walnuts in alcohol, the concoction got totaly
black after 24 hours. Is it normal ?

Does it have to stay on sun all day, from dawn to dusk ? I have
enough sun on my windowsill up to midday.

I know traditionally green walnuts are picked up on June 24, but I
couldn't get them ad that date, I picked them up on July 18th, but
the June was rainy and without much sun. Will it affect the taste,
will the Nocino be too bitter ?

Thank you.


If you go on It. Hobby giardinaggio, there is a recipe of nocino (perhaps
you find with google). Also try to ask them.
Cheers
pandora


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Old 01-08-2005, 08:31 AM
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Mi e' parso che Pinot abbia scritto:

After putting quartered walnuts in alcohol, the
concoction got totaly black after 24 hours. Is it normal ?


Yes.

Does it have to stay on sun all day, from dawn to dusk ?
I have enough sun on my windowsill up to midday.


We keep the bowl out in the sun from about midday to dusk, so you
should be fine.

I know traditionally green walnuts are picked up on June
24, but I couldn't get them ad that date, I picked them
up on July 18th, but the June was rainy and without much
sun. Will it affect the taste, will the Nocino be too
bitter ?


Maybe, but you'll have the possibility to work over it when it
will be time to add syrup.
BTW, if you can find some, use "malvasia secca" instead of water
for the sugar syrup, it is a tip from a friend from Parma, and
it's nice.
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Vilco
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:35 AM
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Su Mon, 1 Aug 2005 09:31:57 +0200, Vilco scribb... scrivett... scrisse:

BTW, if you can find some, use "malvasia secca" instead of water for the
sugar syrup, it is a tip from a friend from Parma, and it's nice.


If you come from Romagna, you can use "Sangiovese" too

Paolo



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Old 01-08-2005, 08:55 AM
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Gunther Anderson wrote:

So one thing is that there's no such thing as a perfect or correct=20
liqueur recipe. Every recipe has room for modification, and quantities=20
and timing are never set in stone


these lines should be instead
--=20
ciao!

massimo
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:03 AM
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After putting quartered walnuts in alcohol, the concoction got totaly
black after 24 hours. Is it normal ?


Yes. Beware! The spots are very hard to wash. Also the hands, but I
suppose you already know... ;-))

Does it have to stay on sun all day, from dawn to dusk ?


Some say yes, others say no. I do either way without noticing big
differences. I'm not so expert in the extraction chemistry to tell
pros and cons of sun

I have enough sun on my windowsill up to midday.


Don't care...

I know traditionally green walnuts are picked up on June 24, but I
couldn't get them ad that date, I picked them up on July 18th, but
the June was rainy and without much sun. Will it affect the taste,
will the Nocino be too bitter ?


Probably yes, but this can be managed simply waiting more time before
drinking. And when I say "more time", I mean more than the usual nine
months that are required. I've opened just yesterday a bottle of
Nocino 2004. And, yes!, the taste is *really* smoother and better than
6 months ago.
In your case you'll need a longer "pregnancy", how longer I cannot
say. But don't throw away the bottle before a couple of years...

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Ciao,
Speck
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:10 AM
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Su Mon, 1 Aug 2005 10:03:55 +0200, Speck scribb... scrivett... scrisse:

Probably yes, but this can be managed simply waiting more time before
drinking. And when I say "more time", I mean more than the usual nine
months that are required. I've opened just yesterday a bottle of Nocino
2004. And, yes!, the taste is *really* smoother and better than 6 months
ago.
In your case you'll need a longer "pregnancy", how longer I cannot say.
But don't throw away the bottle before a couple of years...


Two years? it's a long tiiiiiiiime! I suggest:
- a bottle at christmas, after some long and great lunch...
- a bottle on new year's eve...
- a bottle on Easter 2006, to confirm "at las my nocino is ready!"

Paolo


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Old 01-08-2005, 09:58 AM
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PMF :

Two years? it's a long tiiiiiiiime! I suggest:
- a bottle at christmas, after some long and great lunch...
- a bottle on new year's eve...
- a bottle on Easter 2006, to confirm "at las my nocino is ready!"


What about the tannin, in case of late harvesting? If it's increasing,
waiting sometimes should get things better. If it's just a matter of
thickness of the nutshell, then... a hatchet instead of a knife :-)

P.S. Cmq, e' proprio vero che piu' sta li' meglio e'... L'ha perfino
apprezzato Marcella, lasciandomi a bocca aperta (sulla bottiglia
precedente, sei mesi fa, aveva storto il naso)

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Ciao,
Speck
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D: Perche' quotare sotto da' cosi' fastidio?
R: Quotare sotto.
D: Qual e' la cosa piu' seccante su usenet e in e-mail?


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