A Few Stragglers

Just a couple of new additions to the collection.  With the assistance of Alefia, I lifted some Clockwork Oil Stout off of a CWG Model XC, and then during a guild raid of Mistmoore I came by some Blood Spirits!

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Blackburrow Swig

Finally collected enough bleep’n Blackburrow Gnoll Skins to create some Blackburrow Swig.  I’m excited about this one.  The collection would not be complete without it…

Good thing I have an extra Blackburrow Cask too, as this one was used up upon combine.

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Stormguard Root Beer

Discovering this recipe is the most bitter-sweet recipe I’ve come across.  All this time I’ve been discrading all my foraged Roots when I could of been saving them and brewing Stormguard Root Beer

I must have destroyed/dropped hundreds of roots while wondering what they could possibly be useful for, when all this time it was sitting right under my nose…

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Brewer’s Hell ( or heaven?)

I’m in pure collection mode now, running around Norrath brute force style, gathering all that remains.  It’s true my bags have been worse, but I thought the visual variety was interesting here…

Take this as a teaser of the full collection to be posted soon!

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The Final Stretch…

Norrath is a finite world, so unfortunately that means there is a finite number of recipes to be made.  As my brew skill surpasses 180, I find myself rounding the final bend.

This stinky thing is one drink I have had my eye on for a while but lacked the necessary skill.  After many skunks were slain in Toxxulia Forest, I combined their scent glands with some Short Beer and Gnomish spirits to create Skunk Breath Ale:

I needed to get my skill up, and for a change of pace from the Faydwer Shaker I brewed a few batches of Minotaur Hero’s Brew.  This is without a doubt the fullest I have seen the Brew Barrel get:

Can you say Malty?  Although the ingredients are all store bought, the quantity of them makes it quite the annoying drink to brew.  I do however see many skilling sessions with this one ahead of me, as it is one of the highest level drinks to be made…

This next one is a bit more interesting if you ask me.  Especially considering how odd it is that Ice of Velious exists to commonly in the driest of places on Antonica & Kunark. Nevertheless, an excellent brew for a nice chill is the Frothy Frostbite:

All along I have been collecting other spirits of Norrath that are not necessary re-creatable, and I also keep an eye out for any brew related items.  Somebody in East Commonlands was auctioning a Blackburrow Cask, so I picked it up for just 10 plat!

There are still more brews to come, but they are both rare and possibly not even accessable under the current terms of Project 1999.  Much research and testing will need to be done, but hopefully there will be more updates sooner than later.  In the mean time, time will also be spent filling in the gaps in the Wiki with the information that I have learned and shared here.

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Oh Schnapp!

This marks the longest most tiresome brew batch yet.  These two drinks require very rare forage-only ingredients that ended up  taking a cumulative total of about 6 hours to gather.

After spending multiple forage sessions in Emerald Jungle, I finally located just TWO Emerald Oranges required for Emerald Orange Schnapps:

Once I finally finished that, it was on to Lesser Faydark to find some Sylvan Berries.  Right about now is when I caved and decided I was fed up with foraging for now.  I paid some local folk to collect the berries for me, and I was able to make some Faydwer Schnapps:

Did I ever expect it to be so monotonous?  Never.  But was it worth it in the end? Absolutely!  I am two steps closer to having a full collection.  Plus considering the rarity of these Oranges, I think you’d be hard pressed to find anybody else who has brewed these drinks!

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Finer Spirits of Faydwer

Now that my skill has surpassed that of 150, the drinks are getting a little more…gourmet.  Many of the recipes to come require very specialized ingredients, which does not make them good for skilling.  So i’ve taken some time to better my skill by brewing a bunch of Faydwer Shaker, which is probably one of the most colourful (and intoxicating) set of ingredients i’ve combined at once:

Once I hit 160, I felt comfortable going out to scout for some one-off ingredients.  Perhaps this isn’t the best example of that, but I was excited to create Lothran’s Ancient Absinthe.  I wasn’t even sure if it would take or not.

A lone gnome in Steamfont sold me the Brimstone and Wormwood.

 

 

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