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Really old rum wash

Postby Fishleg » Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:17 pm

Hey all.
Haven’t done any stilling for a few years, and have about 150 litres of rum wash that’s been sitting in my shed since 2018.
I know there’s been questions asked about washes sitting a long time but couldn’t find anything referring to this length of time.
It’s in an olive barrel with a tight lid but there is a hose for an airlock which has just been hanging down the side.
Nothing growing on top, smells kind of acidic/ carbon dioxidey

What do you all think? Worth a run?

Cheers
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:55 pm

Go ahead and strip it mate to get some low wines for the spirit run, a couple of runs will soon sort it out and ya never know you may get that manky rum lovers just aim for.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby Fishleg » Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:51 am

No worries I’ll give it run
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby Nathan02 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:20 pm

How'd the run go
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby Fishleg » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:49 pm

Still haven’t done it yet. Hopefully should get round to it soon.
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:37 pm

Fishleg wrote: round to it

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Yea I've always had a thought to mint up "round to it" coins for all the lazy buggers out there
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby bluc » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:41 pm

If it aint rotten run it. Trust me you will know when any wash is rotten...
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby Garfield » Wed Feb 23, 2022 8:01 pm

Mate if that thing is 4 years old your next door neighbours will know if it's rancid!

Must have got your cleaning schedule on point. Probably a good ABV and pH too
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby 2deadly.308 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:00 pm

Fishleg wrote:Still haven’t done it yet. Hopefully should get round to it soon.

Got around to it yet? The suspense is killing me.
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby nanuk » Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:21 am

<toes go'n "Tap tap tap">

I'm curious also... I have a couple washes that are past the 2 year mark...
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby RC Al » Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:39 pm

A simple test in this situation would be to strip 10-20l and see what comes out.

It might be fine flavour wise, but if humidity has sucked all the booze out, you might only have a 1-2% wash sitting there and kinda pointless running.

In the op's case, as its rum, if it was a low abv, you could potentially re ferment it with some more sugar and or molly - if it didn't kick off with some warm sugar added, some extra yeast wouldn't hurt.

Threw out a 8 yo tpw i found from my first aborted go at distilling, as i poured it the smell was fine n plenty of booze, should have run it.
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby Garfield » Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:16 pm

I must say gents...

Batch put down in 2018

Noticed in Jan 2022

To ask him for updates so soon is now bordering on harassment.

Stay tuned :wtf:
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Re: Really old rum wash

Postby 2deadly.308 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:53 pm

Garfield wrote:I must say gents...

Batch put down in 2018

Noticed in Jan 2022

To ask him for updates so soon is now bordering on harassment.

Stay tuned :wtf:

hmmm. yep
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