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Native Polynesian and Micronesian Hoochery?
capheind
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From: Bakersfield, CA
Posted: 2011-04-09 8:03 pm   Permalink

Did a couple of searches but didn't find anything much on the topic. Is anyone aware of a native spirit or fermented wonder from the islands themselves? Something a little on the different side, but still available in the US?

 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2011-04-09 8:40 pm   Permalink

Occasionally guys bring fermented noni back to the mainland. That's the only availability I've heard of. And that boat is far and few between.

Capheind, interestingly, noni is in the coffee family.
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Lente
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Posted: 2011-04-10 04:57 am   Permalink

I have a recipe laying around for a fermented pineapple thing, but it's Mexican if I recall correctly.



 
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capheind
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From: Bakersfield, CA
Posted: 2011-04-10 09:16 am   Permalink

Did they just not do much drinking on the islands pre-european-contact? Or is it like Pulque where their stuff just doesn't ship well?

 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2011-04-10 12:37 pm   Permalink

Pre-contact Polynesians did not know alcohol. They did use some botanical intoxicants, such as kava, but never seemed to figure out fermenting stuff to make alcohol.
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Wayfarer
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2011-04-30 02:53 am   Permalink

Here on beautiful, exotic Guahan (Guam, USA) they make and sell their own local brand of Guam Rum. Though like every other island food marked 'Guam (item name)' it's probably really made the Philippines or Hawaii.

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