Rum Recipe Discussion

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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby stillthinking » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:13 pm

So I’ve cut most of what I like tonight and gave it a rest. As I said I cut foreshots each strip and then took about 600ml more in the spirit run.

Tonight I Set jars 1-8 aside which comprised 3 L of heads, then kept jars 10 (85%) to jar 30 (73%) which is about 8L at 80%. Jars 9 and then 31-41 are sitting out for a decision tomorrow. Jar 9 has a nice flavour but leaves the tongue a bit numb after savouring. Jars 31 and on get progressively more tailsy but earlier ones have a nice molasses presence that fades and finishes a bit watery... after jar 41 I just chucked it into feints.

How do my numbers look to those more experienced? Any suggestions welcome.
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby dans.brew » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:25 pm

Really comes down to what taste good and to your liking.. only you can answer that. :teasing-tease:
Dipping into the tails a little bit will help with molasses flavour as they hold a lot of flavour underneath all that mankyness but prob dont go too hard for starters.
If you want to be a bit conservative put the feints in the next run or at least a couple jars either side of your hearts cut.
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby southern45 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:51 pm

The first rum I made using the 5 Star bubbler is a year old on oak this month. Smells great! I pulled a small sample and diluted it down to 40% abv and it’s a little bit delicious! Better than the pot stilled ones I’d done previously, but that could be down to experience. I might need to trundle back to the “bond store” and pull another sample, just to be sure...

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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby Sam. » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:06 pm

southern45 wrote:Advice on here + Gear from 5 Star = Awesome product!


Really can't argue with that!!
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby stillthinking » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:26 am

What to do with feints??

Would watering down the heads and tails with some dunder from the last wash and running again through a pot produce anything worth keeping?
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby Wellsy » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:36 am

Lots on here keep the feints and do a feints run on its own stillthinking.
Other do what you are proposing and add it to the next run they do.
I assume they must get something useful from it and I will be able to let you know later in the week as i will be doing my first feints run tomorrow.
I am struggling to get me head around the fact that it was not worthwhile the first time but is still capable of producing something worth while.
Many comments are along the lines that you often get something rather special from a feints run. Time will tell.
I guess how much storage you have, how often you will have feints available, will answer whether you keep them to run a feints only or simply add to the dunder each time.
Feints of feints are of no value I believe, well not for drinking anyway :)
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby Nathan02 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:35 am

Definitely worth saving rum heads and tails from a pot and re running them. I stick them up a reflux column and produce a light white rum. Heads on a bubbler are worth re running. Tails in my opinion are not. A bubbler does such a great job compressing fractions that theres not much desirable in there.
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Re: Rum Recipe Discussion

Postby stillthinking » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:34 am

Cheers gents, Well it can’t hurt I guess, see what happens!
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