Long time, no post. I have been busy with school lately, I'm in my last semester of graduate school and have a lot going on right now.
Anyways, the first batch of limecello tasted so good that I wanted to make some more, I am making a double batch. 20 limes this time. I want to make it better too. There was some bitter flavor in the first batch so I am trying to find a way to get rid of it.
I figured the bitter flavor could have come from one of two things: Wax on the outside of the lime or pith was on the zest.
I soaked the limes in soapy water and scrubbed them with a vegetable / potato scrubber and rinsed them really well. Hopefully that eliminates any possibility of wax altering the flavor and screwing things up.
The zest shavings are extremely fine and the color of the brew turned dark green in the matter hours rather than days like the last batch.
The stuff is so dark right now you cant see light through it. It should be ready to be mixed with the simple syrup as early as Friday.