What makes tequila agave plant
blue, core, and which serves as raw material for making tequila is the agave family.Simply put, it succulents, cacti characterized by the fact that water is accumulating in the leaves and not in the trunk.The leaves are very large and fleshy, long reach about two meters, have a fairly long spines.From one such plant can produce up to 12 liters of tequila.
production of tequila is for the Mexican national tradition.They carefully monitor the plants and watch them grow.But agave TMA is exposed to the disease, which significantly affects the volume of its cultivation.This may explain the relatively high price on the finished product.
How to make tequila
production begins with the collection of tequila agave leaves.They were cut to take out th
e core, which is divided into several parts.Within 2-3 days, the pieces of the core is kept in a special furnace at a temperature 60-85oS.During this time the leaves are softened in the future there will be a lot easier to handle.After
feedstock furnace for 24 hours, cool and placed in millstones for squeezing juice.The resulting sweet juice is diluted with water and this mixture was poured into special yeast.The fermentation takes place in wooden or steel barrels, which are placed in the semi-finished product.7- 12 days after the beverage is formed, which has a strength of about 10 degrees.
last stage of the beverage is a distillation.The process was repeated 2 times.After that the fortress has already reached 55 degrees.Before bottling the drink is bottled, it is kept in barrels to give a firm and specific taste and aroma.Each manufacturer has their own secrets unrivaled taste.Tequila brewed in barrels from 2 months to 10 years, it all depends on its type.
There are 4 types of tequila: silver is bottled immediately after the distillation process.If caramel is added before bottling or other natural dyes, it turns gold tequila.But in the last two barrels stand type: Anejo and Reposado.The first type of oak aroma saturate up to 10 years.
most interesting is that many consider this a sign of the presence of a bottle of tequila worm.And it's just a marketing ploy, which helps to attract the attention of foreign buyers.Mexicans there is no such tradition.