Other stuff to make at home
I enjoy working on things which do not fit nicely into the categories of Beer and Mead. These are a few recipes: those that worked out and perhaps one or two that I am currently working on. You may want to watch for anything that says "in process" because the recipe may or may not result in a drinkable or enjoyable beverage.
- SaTho - Thai fermented rice 'wine' (my first one)
This is the rice 'wine' traditionally made at home and enjoyed for the New Year celebration. This falls in the category of 'local wisdom,' what we in the USA might call 'folk traditions.'
- Absynthe - an absinthe analog
This is not real absinthe. It is made by infusing strong vodka or other grain spirits with herbs including wormwood.
- Mocqua - a maple beverage
Want a 'TippyCanoe?' This stuff may be your answer. I have seen a few variations on this product, but the first one I saw was made by a friend, Mark, who decided to ferment maple syrup. We named it after the woman who, in Algonquian tradition, invented maple syrup.
- Boza - a traditional Bulgarian beer made from millet
In late 2006, immediately after Bulgaria joined the EU, news sources including just about every beer blog, began noting the fact that many europeans were enjoying the lowered taxes and availing themselves of the opportunity to purchase this beer. Evidently, lore has it that consumption of boza will increase the bust size of women who drink it.