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Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:00 pm
by Georgio
Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has made or knows how to make a sugar wash version of Cachaca Rum? I know the wash comes from cold pressed sugar cane.
I was thinking of buying some freshly pressed sugar cane juice then boosting SG with some unrefined cane sugar and then doing a few gens. Any of your advice or thoughts would be appreciated :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:53 pm
by bluc
Pretty hard stuff to get hold of cane juice.. been interested in trying it myself..cant see why it wouldnt work not sure if they sour mash(gens) it..

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:03 pm
by Georgio
Can get fresh pressed cane juice but its $15 for 2litres bloody pricey. I also found a comment on another site that didnt look very reputable but........they were still using molases (instead of cane juice) but at reduced ratio. 1kg molases to 4kg sugar for 20L. Bluc what would you advise for rum....thru the pot or bubbler? I plan on leaving the rum white.

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:10 pm
by bluc
I prefer bubbler rum, My pot rum was manky early on but I dont mind it straight off bubbler..I use 4 plates :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:02 pm
by The Stig
I agree with Bluc, I do my rum with 4 plates and I like it white and only single gen.

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:24 pm
by Georgio
Copy that mate.....I have set course for 4 plates :handgestures-thumbupleft: Stig I will talk to your twin brother in less than a fortnight. :teasing-neener:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:59 pm
by The Stig
That’s not what I was sayin G but ok :laughing-rolling:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 pm
by Georgio
Haha just pokin fun at ya mate :teasing-tease: . I would have already grabbed the other 3 if the minister of finance wasnt so thorough :naughty:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:15 pm
by The Stig
:violence-stickwhack: :text-lol:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:24 am
by Georgio
What yeast would you recommend for a light rum? I was thinking ec118.

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:33 am
by Georgio
Ok scratch the ec118 just checked specs on it, i cant keep temp below 25c for ferment this time of the year..

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:22 am
by The Stig
I use bakers yeast for my rums (the gold now)

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:14 am
by Georgio
Hi everyone.

I have finished running the first 40L of my attempt at Cachaca rum through the bubbler (4 plates). The keep cut was 2.3L at 89%. The distillate is most definitely a light & fruity rum. I plan on keeping it white.

I have never made rum so am wondering how (if any) of you age your white rum? I have proofed it down to 65%, in a demi with filter paper over the top of the bottle to allow airing. I am now thinking I shouldn't have proofed down but am a little uncomfortable leaving super high proof spirit open to the elements.

Any advice would be appreciated. :text-thankyoublue:

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:28 am
by woodduck
I think white rum is rum that is aged on oak then carbon filtered to make it clear and lighter in flavor.

Re: Cachaca Brazillian Rum

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:26 am
by Georgio
Thanks Woodduck.

I just found some info on the net (pasted below). It is already fairly light and fruity, I would hate to strip more flavour from it. I think I will just let it rest for a few weeks as is.

Classifications
Cachaça is classified by the way it is stored before it's bottled. Cachaça that is not stored in wood after distillation, or just stands in stainless steel containers before bottling, is labeled branca (white). Same goes for cachaça that rests in woods that do not release any color (such as peanut, jequitibá, and freijó). White cachaça is also sometimes called clássica (classic), tradicional (traditional) or prata (silver).

Amarela or yellow cachaça is stored or aged in wood, which causes a substancial change in its color. Producers may call these ouro (gold) or envelhecida (aged). It's also worthwhile to note the difference between stored and aged cachaça. Stored cachaça is kept in wooden barrels of any size for a non-specified period of time. Meanwhile, aged cachaça must contain over 50 percent of a spirit that is at least one year old and rested in barrels of up to 700 liters.

Aged cachaça is then divided into "Premium" (aged for a period not shorter than one year) and "Extra Premium" (for a period not shorter than three years). In both case, 100 percent of the cachaça needs to be aged in suitable barrels.