Passion Fruit Lemongrass Wine

Woodstock Wine #1
Passion Fruit Lemongrass Wine (experimental) Recipe:

Makes ~20 liters
-1.5 kilos sugar

-quart-sized pot of rice

-1.5 kilos passion fruit

-1 kilo lemongrass

-1 tsp honey

-1 strong pot of green tea

-1 packet of Emergen-C (or Ascorbic Acid Pills. / Vitamin C supplements)

-A good book

Sterilize your jug with hot water and a capful of bleach. Rinse and dry.

Cook the rice with plenty of water until it’s pure mush. Cool off and throw into the jug to start your wort.

Cook the sugar until it dissolves in water. Cool and add to the wort.

Cut open the passion fruit, empty into a pot. Add some green tea (just because) and boil the mixture to sterilize it. Cool and add to the wort.

Cut the lemongrass down so it will fit into a pot with water. Boil it down for half an hour. Let cool and add to the jug.

Top the jug off with clean water. Most bottled water contains chlorine, an enemy of fermentation. Ascorbic Acid helps to break chlorine and chloramine down. I experiment by using half a packet of Emergen-C to the jug & mixing it. 

Add a pot of cooled green tea to the jug for yeast nutrition.

Stir a glob of honey into a quafter cup of hot water. Let the water cool and add your yeast packet when the temp is around 38°C/105°F. Cover the cup and let the yeast activate for twenty minutes.

Add the yeast to the jug and cover the lid with a paper towel (or clean rag) for 3-5 days.

After the major fermentation is completed (3-5 days), cover the mouth of the jug with a vaporlock (I’m using a balloon with a pinhole in the top.)

Wait ~20 days. Taste & enjoy. Decide if it should be bottled as wine or made into hard cider instead!

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Witchdoctors Tea: Gold Cap Cubensis, Group Mind Trip

Here is an overview of our improvised recipe:

Spring water at a rolling boil, added:
Thumb-sized ginger
Thumb-sized turmeric
Three pinches black pepper
Three “dollops” of coconut oil

Let boil for 10 minutes, add:
six passion fruit leaves
two small bits of fennel

let boil for five minutes, let cool  add
five pinches of ground Chaga mushroom
10 caps and 10 stems of dried Gold Cap Cubensis mushrooms

Low simmer for fifteen minutes, add another dollop of coconut oil
Let steep for ten minutes.
Add some fresh mango juice for flavor and vitamin C

For this preparation we started off with a fire-blackened teapot, probably a quart capacity, full of natural spring water.
I pray to the river and ask it to deliver us pure, clean water from the spring source,
invoking the elemental force of water.
Snapping sticks and listening to the wind, I ponder what will go into the brew.

We are having a Group Mind trip, which means myself and 4 others will be partaking.
It is important to have pure elemental presence when catering to the Mushroom Mind.
Pure water + pure Earth + pure Fire + pure Air = Pure Space

I invoke the element of fire and make prostrations, asking it to help us conjure a proper brew.
I offer it some cedar and sage, along with bits of palo santo.
I engage in purifying thoughts, making sure to clear my hands in the smoke and keep them relaxed and ready.
I ask the Almighty Aloof to use my hands as His in this preparation.

I ask everyone to focus their minds and start to consider their intentions for ingesting this medicine.

I start off boiling a thumb-sized piece of ginger and a thumb-sized piece of turmeric.
This will aid with digestion & circulation.
I add black pepper and coconut oil to infuse with the roots.
This will help the solubility & bioavailability of the whole tea, as well as invoking pure Earth.
The roots come from local soil.

I have a handful of passion fruit leaves, containing MAOI, which is rumored to potentiate the effects of Psilocybin.
Passion fruit leaves have a sedative effect, which I prefer over anything stimulating.
I ask the group what they prefer, and they request a neutral brew. I add six leaves; a rather small amount.
It is important to be careful when combining these ingredients, as too much on either end can have undesired effects.

From here, I let the roots boil with the leaves while the girls hand-grind the mushrooms.
I do my own grinding of some Vermont Chaga mushroom with a rasp.

We let the tea cool from a boil and add the Chaga along with the Gold Caps & stems.
I combine the mushrooms with good faith, feeling that they will work well together.
I read a prayer and we meditate on our intentions for ten minutes as the tea steeps.
Following breath as a group, we invoke the pure element of Air.

The tea is oily, but not broth-y. We bless the batch, and split the pot.
It tastes smooth and dark.
Although this is a light dose for the group, we have high hopes.
The come-up is smooth and the ride is perfect. No gastric disturbances, no anxiety, no butterflies.
Pure Space.

The Doctors Results:
Closed-eye movies
a realization of bodily symmetry & the root of dualism: two eyes, two arms, two legs!
deep meditation & yoga (as in union)
Friendly downloads and amazing sunset views from a mid-Valley ridge vista.

End transmission.

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