[Novalug] OT: coffee on PBS
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Thu Dec 11 15:39:23 EST 2008
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 03:08:01PM -0500, Kevin Cole wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 08:53, Dennis Durham <dwdurham at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Coffee + Vodka = Khalua. :-)
> As someone who likes neither coffee nor vodka, but loves Kahlua, I beg
> to differ. ;-)
> (And as for the "vodka has no taste" crowd, they're wrong too.
> Occasionally I'll order a Kahlua and cream, and it will come back with
> vodka in it, which ruins it for me.)
There was a fun episode of MythBusters on vodka taste and
specifically if cheap vodka could be converted to quality
vodka with charcoal filtration.
They filtered a cheap vodka six times through a charcoal filter
(I think a Brita water pitcher) sampling it at each stage. To
the panel they added one ultra-high price vodka, resulting in
a total of 8 test samples; cheap vodka, after each filter step,
and expensive vodka.
A staffer set up unlabeled samples and the two hosts and a
guest who was a well known wine/liquor expert tried to id
the samples. Both hosts correctly id'ed the original cheap
stuff, but were all over the place with the filtered and
The guest expert id'ed each sample correctly placing them
in order cheap, each filter step, then expensive.
Vodkas definitely have tastes.
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