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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by phantom » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:50 am

An interesting watch. If Poteen was traditionally from grain, why is the popular/urban myth of using potatoes more prevalent?

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Post by Mash » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:52 pm

I can vouch for that fact it is proper loopy juice when made from taters.
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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by Curmudgeon » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Potatoes were cheap and readily available so became more popular over time.
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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by gaza the instructor » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm

Very little sugar conversion in potatoes, you need lots of them.
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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by Easydrinker » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 am

Yup, but easy enough to grow,just about anywhere,(Potato blight excepted).
We are talking history here, the days before HB stores, even before gaza's were born, :lol:

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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by Curmudgeon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:03 am

I think it's in the film somewhere, that the excise watched the mills while Robert quietly grew potatoes in his ears.
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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by Easydrinker » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:08 am

Apparently my ancestors can be traced back to Wales, bhoyo (no idea how that is wrtten), at least around 1850.
Before then I suspect that we were tinkers, or at least some nomadic folk, feasting upon hedgehogs or gerbils, on a good day, and drinking fermented who knows what for high days and holidays.

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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by gaza the instructor » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am

I am a man of the town and can indeed be found tearing
round the countryside in a large V8 something most
weekends.
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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by phantom » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 am

So in more recent times, spuds seem to have become the "starch of choice" purely on price.

If that's correct, fair enough. After all, we all suffer from the "Victorian thrift" concept in some way or another......

Let's face it, when we find some cheap sugar, we buy some then post about it so others can check out wherever it came from........

Wouldn't mind trying spuds, but from what I can find/learn, it's quite a faff getting the must/wort prepared etc. I try to avoid "faff" at every opportunity....

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Re: Poteen making documentary

Post by Mash » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:21 pm

gaza the instructor wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am
I am a man of the town and can indeed be found tearing
round the countryside in a large V8 something most
weekends.
Classic - well done. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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