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Great content! Keep up the good work!Reply
I am just starting a new batch myself and I was curious about the lime suggestion, so I tried it w/one lime. Well see how it turns out. One thing I think seems to help with getting the wax & chemicals off the fruit is to use some vegetable wash-I think it’s called environne?
A suggestion for you to experiment with next would be to use meyer lemons. (preferably organic). Meyer lemon season is just starting, so you should be able to find them at whole foods, new seasons, organic food market-type places soon, if not already. or if you have some friends in the CA bay area or LA area, you maybe could convince them to ship you some. There’s plenty of trees around in neighborhood gardens and half the time no one harvests them. When in CA I’ve taken to ringing doorbells and asking the homeowners if I can pick a few lemons out of their yards. Then again, I have a meyer lemon problem, so it might not be for everyone….Reply
That’s a great suggestion and it’s on my plan to try. I’ve heard from a variety of sources that Meyer lemons make better Limoncello. I’ve only seen them once at a Whole Foods store (I’m in MA) but I’ll start looking again if they are in season.Reply
I just started a new batch 2 days ago, and I’m thinking about tossing some pineapple in after reading one of your other posts. I use one lime, one orange, and 30 lemons. I find that the orange especially helps round out the harsher lemon flavors.
When I wash my fruit, I put them all in the sink and fill it with hot soapy water (I use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap). I really scrub the skins, and then dry them with a rough towel.
I’ve used meyer lemons before. It came out a little insipid, much less lemony than usual, probably becaues the meyers are thin-skinned and contain less oil than the usual lemons I use.Reply
I’m making my first batch and trying to wrap my head around everyones ideas…but when i did filter mine I just used a big stainless steel fine mesh collander… then 3 layers of a good paper towel.. ran it through the towels while they were in the collander to hold them and changed them about 3 different times during the pour…. it came out crystal clear….. so now added the syrup and the wait is on…Reply
Now everyone is talking about the American economy and eclections, nice to read something different. EugeneReply