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First rum

Post by Moggy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:57 am

I used a converted recipe for rum from that I scaled down the forum to attempt my first rum
The recipe below is what I used.
12,3 liter of Water = 12,3 liter
1,7 liter of Feed Molasses
2,5 Kg of Cane Sugar
10g of instant yeast heated up with the wash to kill it
60g of whet yeast added after the wash reached 30 degrees C
I must say that I am very happy with the end product
The still is a home made concoction.

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Re: First rum

Post by DSmith78 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:04 am

Moggy wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:57 am
I used a converted recipe for rum from that I scaled down the forum to attempt my first rum
The recipe below is what I used.
12,3 liter of Water = 12,3 liter
1,7 liter of Feed Molasses
2,5 Kg of Cane Sugar
10g of instant yeast heated up with the wash to kill it
60g of whet yeast added after the wash reached 30 degrees C
I must say that I am very happy with the end product
The still is a home made concoction.
Well done Moggy - my first rum completely converted me!
There are three types of people in this world - those who can do maths and those who cannot.

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Re: First rum

Post by 8Ball » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:49 am

Congratulations! I hope you saved some dunder, it will make your next generations even better. If you have access to panela, then you might want to try using it instead of white sugar. Aging on used white oak makes a nice sipper.

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Re: First rum

Post by ideasinbeer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:23 am

Colour me curious...

Why the cane sugar AND molasses?

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Re: First rum

Post by JesseMarques » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:28 am

ideasinbeer wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:23 am
Colour me curious...

Why the cane sugar AND molasses?
I don't know why he did the choice, but probably because white sugar is cheap and molasses has the flavor and nutrients

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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:28 pm

The Recipe called for Sugar and molasses.
The molasses I use is quite cheap at the equivalent of $10 per 25Kg.
I saved 5 liters of dunder, the smell changed to a slightly toasted aroma.
When does one add the dunder ?

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Re: First rum

Post by Saltbush Bill » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:41 pm

That depends on what recipe you are using.... most add it to the next wash.

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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:50 pm

Thanks Bill

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Re: First rum

Post by Yummyrum » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:37 am

Welcome to the Rum club Moggy :clap:

Now all you got to do is keep your paws off it for a year or so :ebiggrin:

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Re: First rum

Post by DSmith78 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:17 am

Yummyrum wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:37 am
Welcome to the Rum club Moggy :clap:

Now all you got to do is keep your paws off it for a year or so :ebiggrin:
I say that every time I make it.....
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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:46 pm

Yummyrum wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:37 am
Welcome to the Rum club Moggy :clap:

Now all you got to do is keep your paws off it for a year or so :ebiggrin:
I am afraid there is not much chance of that happening.

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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 am

I know that no mother has ever had an ugly child, but this rum is really good, I think.
I am having one bottle now and I will keep two for ageing.
We drink rum and coke in SA and it is really good with Coke.
P.U.I. Posting under influence.

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Re: First rum

Post by nerdybrewer » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:14 pm

Think of what it will take to save bottles for 3 years, 5 years, 10 years.
Cranky's spoonfeeding:
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=52975

Time and Oak will sort it out.

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Re: First rum

Post by Oldvine Zin » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 pm

nerdybrewer wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Think of what it will take to save bottles for 3 years, 5 years, 10 years.
:thumbup: :thumbup: Just keep making more and save some for aging. just saying from experience.


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Re: First rum

Post by nerdybrewer » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:59 am

Oldvine Zin wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 pm
nerdybrewer wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Think of what it will take to save bottles for 3 years, 5 years, 10 years.
:thumbup: :thumbup: Just keep making more and save some for aging. just saying from experience.


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Re: First rum

Post by CopperFiend » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 am

Sounds good. One thing to point out, you said you used feed molasses. You need to be careful to use the unsulphured molasses, from memory feed molasses is sulphured.

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Re: First rum

Post by NZChris » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Moggy wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:46 pm
Yummyrum wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:37 am
Welcome to the Rum club Moggy :clap:

Now all you got to do is keep your paws off it for a year or so :ebiggrin:
I am afraid there is not much chance of that happening.
Big ferments, three or four stripping runs worth, then a spirit run. Wide cuts for aging, narrow cuts for drinking young to keep your mitts off your aging stock.

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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:27 am

CopperFiend wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 am
Sounds good. One thing to point out, you said you used feed molasses. You need to be careful to use the unsulphured molasses, from memory feed molasses is sulphured.

Copper
I looked on the PDS and no Sulphur mentioned.

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Re: First rum

Post by Saltbush Bill » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:30 am

CopperFiend wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 am
from memory feed molasses is sulphured.
Not all feed molasses has sulphur in it......its all I ever use.

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Re: First rum

Post by Yummyrum » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:33 am

+1 Not all Blackstrap is tarred with the same brush .

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Re: First rum

Post by CopperFiend » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm

Saltbush Bill wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:30 am
CopperFiend wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:37 am
from memory feed molasses is sulphured.
Not all feed molasses has sulphur in it......its all I ever use.
Indeed, virtually everything around me is but yeah, as long as one checks the label carefully all is well!

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Re: First rum

Post by Saltbush Bill » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:40 am

CopperFiend wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm
as long as one checks the label carefully all is well!
Not all feed molasses comes in small pre packed containers with labels.
The stuff that I and many others use is decanted straight from large storage tanks/ containers .....into BYO containers.
No labels involved there.

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Re: First rum

Post by Moggy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:22 pm

Saltbush Bill wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:40 am
CopperFiend wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm
as long as one checks the label carefully all is well!
Not all feed molasses comes in small pre packed containers with labels.
The stuff that I and many others use is decanted straight from large storage tanks/ containers .....into BYO containers.
No labels involved there.
This product called Voermol has an online PDS hosted by the suppliers.

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