rose petals in the freezer


why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the freezer for a short number of days?
Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom?
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snpm
On 28 May 2007 17:30:13 -0700, against all advice, something compelled snpm , to say: > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days?
No ice cream? --
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Steve Daniels
Maseration (sp?) it breaks down the fibers and extracts mor juice. I do it with all of my fruits as well. > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days? > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom? >
Reply to
Walter Venables
> On 28 May 2007 17:30:13 -0700, against all advice, something > compelled snpm , to say: > > > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > > freezer for a short number of days? > > No ice cream? > -- > > Life is too short to play cheap guitars.
lol....groan!
Errr, no, really.....
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snpm
> Maseration (sp?) it breaks down the fibers and extracts mor juice. I do it > with all of my fruits as well. > > "snpm" wrote in message > > news:1180398613.366335.300080@a26g2000pre.googlegroups.com... > > > > > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > > freezer for a short number of days? > > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom?- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
I considered maceration. Rose petals dont need much macerating though....I mean you can forget maceration and in fact perform disintegration with a finger and thumb rolling motion.
Reply to
snpm
A study of many years ago in Germany (and now forgotten by everyone) showed that Vitamine C (ascobine acid) deteriorates (is that spelled ok) when frozen. Rose petals are full of Vitamine C. But then again when you soak them in hot or boiling water any vitamin C will be gone anyhow....... > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days? > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom?
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Luc Volders
Beats me. I only freeze fruits in order to get a better yield, but petals ? I made a gallon of rose petal wine last year using fresh petals and I surely couldn't dream of getting more flavor (4 cups for a gallon). I didn't scald them with boiling water either, I used some boiled water cooled down to room temp and sulfite. I once made the mistake of scalding lilac petals with boiling water and I was disappointed with the resulting wine. However, my wife did freeze some rose petals to make some gelly later and it worked fine. "snpm" a écrit dans le message de news:1180398613.366335.300080@a26g2000pre.googlegroups.com... > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days? > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom? >
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MarQ
> why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days? > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom?
I think I have failed to make myself clear, yet again. I am freezing these rose petals until I have enough for a batch, not for purposes of enhancement. The advice Im following is that if you need to freeze them until you have enough, you shouldnt freeze them for more than four days. I am wondering why no more than four days. Sorry for my ambiguous writing!
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snpm
I suspect it may be because rose petals develop "freezer burn" rather quickly. Perhaps adding a little water and wrapping them tightly would buy you something longer than four days. > > > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > > freezer for a short number of days? > > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom? > > I think I have failed to make myself clear, yet again. I am freezing > these rose petals until I have enough for a batch, not for purposes of > enhancement. The advice Im following is that if you need to freeze > them until you have enough, you shouldnt freeze them for more than > four days. I am wondering why no more than four days. Sorry for my > ambiguous writing!
Reply to
shbailey
............... > I suspect it may be because rose petals develop > "freezer burn" rather > quickly. Perhaps adding a little water and > wrapping them tightly would buy you something > longer than four days.
I have never tried it but what about adding enough water to cover and freeze them that way.
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Paul E. Lehmann
hence, rosewater > why do some winemakers recommend only putting rose petals in the > freezer for a short number of days? > > Anyone know a evidence-based source for this wisdom? >
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Scott

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