Kraken Spiced Rum

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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby CyBaThUg » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:56 am

The essence stuff
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby CyBaThUg » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:57 am

Is it distillers caramel in the little essence bottle or actual caramel?
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby the Doctor » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:27 am

Guys we make a very similar spirit which we are putting on the market in a month or so... I believe we have nailed the style of Jamaican spiced Rum...this is how we do it...firstly age your rum on charred (medium) french oak (EX CHARDONNAY ) but any good oak would do after about a year you will have a light brown Trinidad style Anejo rum...we then place the rum in a vacuum chamber with Vanilla beans, star anise,orange peel,cloves, cassia and raisins...bring to a complete vacuum and immerse in a Sous-Vide bath with vacuum infused sweet sherry French oak for 24 hours at 60* C. The resulting spirit will be a rich mahogany colour, sweet and will have a high glycerol content. You never need caramel...we do not even own a bottle....

WHY A VACUUM

A vacuum will enable the liquid to boil at room temperature, this is vastly different to boiling at high temperature in terms of enabling a very active extraction without the burning and caramelisation which occurs if you treat rum at high temps... The sous vide provides a safe way of maintaining a soft boil and extraction.

When you are finished the extract liqour can be back blended with the starting rum to create anything from a light Trinidad Anejo to a full blown Jamaican spiced.

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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby WTDist » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:53 pm

the Doctor wrote:WHY A VACUUM

A vacuum will enable the liquid to boil at room temperature, this is vastly different to boiling at high temperature in terms of enabling a very active extraction without the burning and caramelisation which occurs if you treat rum at high temps... The sous vide provides a safe way of maintaining a soft boil and extraction.


Cheers
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this is a good point. Im into my astronomy and one thing i learned is liquid will boil in the vacuum of space, which is what happens to our bodies too :shock:
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby WalterWhite » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:31 pm

Always intriguing reading the Docs ideas and innovations ....
The Heston Blumenthal of the distilling world :-B :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby warramungas » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:18 pm

I've seen recipes that use the dunder from the boiler to make a rum essence for the dark rum. It was the one I used for my mum. She'll have it at the end of this month for her verdict as we're in the middle of a move. I don't like rum, I think I've said before a coupla times, but the dark rum I made with the essence was black as night and smells absolutely spectacular! Better than any Bundy. Smells sweet and chocolaty.
Have you considered using the dunder as a base to darken the kraken rum then add flavour as needed?
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby warramungas » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:18 pm

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Why the hell does it keep turning the freaking photos on their side from my damn phone!!!!!!!!
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby Sam. » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:23 pm

warramungas wrote:
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Why the hell does it keep turning the freaking photos on their side from my damn phone!!!!!!!!


Turn your phone the other way ;-)
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby Rush006 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:10 pm

drdjw wrote:
Rush006 wrote:Ron Zacapa 23, now that is something i would like to copy once im set up


Rush006 how'd you get on with imitating the great Ron Zacapa rum?

It's a favourite of my grandfather's and I'd love to have a crack at brewing some up for him for Christmas!


Not even close but i enjoy what i make just as much. :D
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby warramungas » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:18 pm

Sam. wrote:
warramungas wrote:
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Why the hell does it keep turning the freaking photos on their side from my damn phone!!!!!!!!


Turn your phone the other way ;-)


Take the damn things sideways. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby EziTasting » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:24 pm

I'd say he's taken the picture sideways which is why it ends up that way (as in 'Landscape')... That's what happens on most forums...
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby warramungas » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:10 pm

I'll just flip the photo next time to the right before I post. This wont defeat me.
Regardless of the orientation you can see the rum is jet black and it smells like a sweet chocolatey dream. You know those sort of smells you go back to just to smell it again. Like fresh coriander or mint. It's like that. Bottle is a small, clear, approximately 40 mm across the sides spare 200 ml port bottle I had lying around. Flavor is probably not there as it is in a bottle of Kraken but I don't want to waste my money on a bottle of something I'll probably not like just to compare it.
If its a winner though I'll probably try to make some more with the rum feints I have left over.
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby bluc » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:24 pm

Any more news recipes for kraken or other spiced rum?
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby woodduck » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:24 pm

I'm trying this one as we speak, I'll tell you what it's like in a few days.

The second one of linny's that is :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby Lecterfan » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:14 am

Gday - just wondering if anyone has used dark belgian candy sugar/syrup in this clone or in any dark rums at all? It might add an interesting edge?
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby loveitfree » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:02 am

Any more info on this thread. Have been watching with great interest. Just wondering what spices to be put in vapor trail and what to soak. :think:
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Re: Kraken Spiced Rum

Postby Mwil08 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:40 pm

If anyone is still interested in a Kraken “look-a-like”, I tried the Still Spirits Top Shelf (Sea Beast) essence and it was awesome :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I’m new to the hobby however highly recommend this for a easy solution whilst someone creates another version!

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