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Update on Chlorophyll extraction

Not a lot of posts these days - I know. I am trying to keep a bit more busy on Instagram - I have heard, that people are far more active on this platform...
And I have been quite busy anyway (yeah, I know: as always). Now - I have to admit something: while my tarragon infusion worked perfectly at home (color-wise) - it has been not really successful on work. The aromas of tarragon were all there - but you have had (again) this faint light yellowish green.
Not good enough.
It seems though, that I found the culprit: too low alcohol! Even at 47% abc Bombay Sapphire isn't strong enough. When I used alcohol which has been around 70% it worked like a charm.  In the first hour (room temp) the alcohol slowly turned in a light green (but a more "unnatural" green with less yellowish hints). Heating it up to 65ºC It turned within another hour darker - but afterwards adding it into an ice bath, made it vibrant green.
Well - I have to admit, that the mint infusion has been more vivi…

F*ck those anti-rules: Bourbon Edition!

There are people out there, which always want to simplify matters. I have read this post on liquor.com: "3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WHEN IT COMES TO BOURBOn" and I found it totally idiotic - let us directly go to it:
Don't spend more than $50 on a bottle What kind of stupid rule is that? I can understand the drift: you can really great bourbons under $50 (mostly in the US). However what is about gin? And vodka? Or cars? Or houses? Or wine? Or or or... Obviously I don't mean $50 - but you don't need to spend a fortune to get a great experience without spending a fortune.
The deal is: you always can find relative bargains, and you can find transcendent experiences, which might be marginal or largely superior (and some are even not as good as the less than $50 dollar bottle. But there is no point of making this moronic rule!

Don't only drink bourbon neat Besides of the next rule, which suggest exactly the opposite (not telling people how they drink their bour…