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agave syrup

Postby bluc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:27 pm

So wondering if anyone here has done agave syrup ferments? I plan on putting some down next week, for a tequilla mezcal type drink. I am looking for a way to get a smokey flavour into it. What do people use? liquid smoke heavy chared oak? ideas appreciated :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: agave syrup

Postby copperhead road » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:42 pm

bluc wrote:So wondering if anyone here has done agave syrup ferments? I plan on putting some down next week, for a tequilla mezcal type drink. I am looking for a way to get a smokey flavour into it. What do people use? liquid smoke heavy chared oak? ideas appreciated :handgestures-thumbupleft:

With mezcal the agave core is cooked in a big wood fired pit prior to crushing and distillation to give smokey flavour. Keep in mind it takes an agave plant 8 to 14 years to get core ready to be cooked.
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Re: agave syrup

Postby bluc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:48 pm

Going to be doing agave syrup rather than the whole agave process. I found these on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Breville-The-Smoking-Gun-BBQ-Smoking-Gun-Weber-BBQ-Smoking-Gun-Food-Smoking-Gun-/282382825805?hash=item41bf53f94d:g:tcIAAOSw44BYkwCz thought it may be worth a try to get a smokey flavour into the syrup? But looking for other option also as its a bit expensive if it doesnt work..
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Re: agave syrup

Postby bluc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:51 pm

I have had some success with smokey flavour by heavy charing oak the putting in a sealed tin while still smouldering perhaps will try that first..
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Postby EziTasting » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:31 pm

I did that by blow-torching a domino ... lost track of it and recently found it in one of my runs... interesting it seems to be a slightly smiley rum... but @ 6 months it may be premature to judge it...
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Re: agave syrup

Postby viking » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:39 pm

Bluc,
I did a tequila style spirit.
18L dark Agave Syrup
25kg Dextrose
190L water
Bakers Yeast

It was slow to ferment.
Stripped then over 4 plates.

My hearts cut was small maybe 5 - 6 L @ 65%.
On oak for 3 months. Then aded back 2L of agave syrup.

I was a very expensive wash for what you get for drinking gear - but I may do it again.
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Re: agave syrup

Postby bluc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:44 pm

Did you add any yeast nutrient? I was thinking 5.8l dark syrup and 5kg white sugar two packs wine nutrient in 60l total volume.. but looking for a way to add smoky-ness..
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Re: agave syrup

Postby viking » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:54 pm

If I added anthing it would have been some DAP.
Can't really help with the smokiness. Liquid Smoke, Peat Reek, some smoked malt?
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