I have been thinking about making some Ginseng liquor. I think it looks cool as a decoration and some say it has wonderful medical affects. Has anyone tied this? If so was alcohol did you use? I am thinking about using vodka or everclear. How long should you let it age? I am thinking about doing it in a ball canning jar.
Never tried that... but can't imagine it having good health results. Might make you feel good (temporarily) though
My favorite ways to consume ginseng are these...
1.. Take a green root, and slice it as thin as I can (potato chip thin).. when they dry they are very easy to chew, kind of like a potato chip.
You can also put a few slices in hot green tea or coffee and they will soften up and taste like fresh sang, but coffee or tea flavored.
2.. When I eat dry root, I put a root or two in my blender on \"grind\" for about 30 seconds and the end result is sort of coarse coffee ground texture. I keep that in a little fancy glass on my home office desk, and take a pinch or two a day.
3.. While hunting seng, when I find one, I chew the stalk to get the juice out of it and then spit the rest out. It has some zing to it and seems to keep you going.
I got mine in a high quality backwoods shine for about 4 years now. The roots in the bowl i will cut it up like TN hunter does and use it like a dip through out the off season. I prefer mine fresh, during the season,i have bunch of half eatn roots that got dried up as i ate it, then ill get a fresh one out the fridge. I also chop em up like minced garlic and put it in local honey.
HEY TN LET ME ASK IF THE OLDER THE ROOT THE BETTER? FOR COMSUMPTION I MIGHT ADD. ME U AND KIRBY NEED TO GET TOGETHER IN OFF-SEASON WHEN WE ALL HAVE MORE TIME AND MAKE SOME SERIOUS PLANS FOR 2015! ALSO LOVE THE MOONSENG IDEAS GUYS. LOL. LET US KNOW HOW TURNS OUT!!