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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Irish poteen recipe Reply with quote

Poteen

7 lb of bakers yeast
3 stone of brown sugar
4 lb of treacle
1 lb of hops

1. Steep ingredients in 3 gallons of lukewarm water at the bottom of a 40 gallon barrel after steeping fill barrel to three quarter full with cold spring water. Leave in a cool place to settle. After several weeks transfer to your still. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Irish poteen recipe Reply with quote

Shane McGowan swears by this recipe......

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All without using potatoes too...... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats not how you make Poitín, Shocked seriously - I'm from Connemara, I know what I'm talking about.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any idea on how to make plum poitin? got it in Leitrim and it was fab
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, plum spirits are generally a plum schnapps or slivovitz type, fairly straight forward to make.

Essentially its a vodka type spirit, i.e. no flavour, with the plums infused over about two months.

Poiteen is made using barley grain (alledgedly Laughing ) vodka is usually made using potato.

What you may have got was poteen infused with plum, after distilling - sounds like a nice idea actually.

Just a note to say - to the best of my knowledge - in Ireland home distilling is illegal, distribution is certainly illegal, and try to keep the volume/proof at 40/80% for health reasons

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course this is all purely as a matter of interest!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three stone of brown sugar?

Where would the average, impoverished, traditional Irish peasant have gotten the money for three stone of brown sugar? And how did they make it before cane sugar and molasses became available?

And like Ruthie says, this is purely a matter of interest.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice, incidentally, that Verge's poteen recipe has nearly 12,000 views whereas Simonj's Moroccan Beet Pickles has some serious catching up to do!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterEnglish wrote:
I notice, incidentally, that Verge's poteen recipe has nearly 12,000 views whereas Simonj's Moroccan Beet Pickles has some serious catching up to do!


Very Happy Well, I put the recipies here to share, and in a way as gratitude for all the help and advice I get in the veg growing section from everybody here.

Verge is his own dude - I'm not going to risk being in the slammer for putting up a moonshine how-to, I'm too damn good looking for that Laughing

But one must say that moonshine does help with Connemara Yoga

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there. I live in spain and I want to make some potcheen. Can anyone give me some tips?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this post is still live, I think most of these country brews are produced on the same principle but, having tasted one or two of them, I'm certainly not going to bother.

However, if you're intent on brewing some, and now that we're such a multi-national state, I can only suggest you make friends with a Romanian. In that country the making of suika (pronounced 'sweeka') is commonplace and the village still is passed from house to house in turn. I've seen it being made in Sighisoara but wasn't aware of the exact process.

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