Kraken from Essence

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Kraken from Essence

Postby challpa » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:09 pm

Found this kit in a local Home Brew Shop claiming a Kraken clone

Prestige brand essences
1 x Jamaica Rum essence
2 x Rum Spice essence

Was meant to make 2.25 litres
I used neutral from my turbo 500 that had been on oak chips

Was nice but found a bit overpowering (especially the vanilla) so diluted to equivalent of 3.3 litres from same amount of essence and now loving it


I have found another recipe using Samuel Willards Trinidad Rum and spices (allspice berries, cloves, cardamom pods, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc etc) so Im also keen to try this as should be easy to customise to taste
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Re: Kraken from Essence

Postby Otago Elvis » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Glad it's to your palate, mate :handgestures-thumbupleft: It's rare the cordials can match the big boys. I hope Proximo don't find out :))
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Re: Kraken from Essence

Postby warramungas » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:26 pm

3 sachets of essence for 2.25 liters? Sounds expensive for essence (@ about $10 a sachet) but still cheaper than buying 3 bottles of kraken. You reckon its pretty close then or you just like the taste?
I'm not a fan of rum but I have friends and family that are.
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Re: Kraken from Essence

Postby challpa » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:28 pm

warramungas wrote:3 sachets of essence for 2.25 liters? Sounds expensive for essence (@ about $10 a sachet) but still cheaper than buying 3 bottles of kraken. You reckon its pretty close then or you just like the taste?
I'm not a fan of rum but I have friends and family that are.



Its not the sachets its the Prestige Brand Essence bottles at about $6.00 each (not the still spirits sachets)
I think when made up from oaked spirit at 3.3 litres instead of 2.2 its pretty close except for the slightly stronger vanilla.
Might not be to everybodys taste but Im certainly enjoying it
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Re: Kraken from Essence

Postby warramungas » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:08 am

:handgestures-thumbupleft:
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