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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Stillcrazymike » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:44 pm

I will have the results of side by side comparisons between bread yeast and this RM yeast hopefully before christmas. Really looking foreword to it.
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Shine0n » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:05 am

Me too, I'm always looking into ways for better :thumbup:

As for now the bread yeast has been top class and with different experiments with temps after fermentation and the use of dunder in low wines I've come up with a special rum I can't believe I've made myself.

I'm always interested in ways to better any of my product especially my rum and I still (hopefully) have many more years to play with this wonderful hobby.

Good luck and looking forward to seeing the results,

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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby frunobulax » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:09 am

We made another wash the other day using the RM yeast. We used 7 gallons of backset from stripping run into 50 gallons of wash (we forgot the water was on).
Trying to keep detailed notes,The backset had a PH of 4.23 and overall wash had a PH of 5.1 The PH seems a little low to start, but we'll see where it finishes and if necessary,
bring it up next time with calcium hydroxide (pickling lime).
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Shine0n » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:52 am

5.1 isn't bad at all, if you can have it ferment out quickly it shouldn't drop too low in a short time.
I've only had issues in the winter with slower ferments and ph dropping below 4 but pickling lime is the bees knees for a quick fix on low ph issues.

Have you a set amount for raising ph? Say per gal or 25g or 50 g?
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby frunobulax » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:00 pm

Finally did a spirit run. We used 8 of the buckets and had over 40 gallons at 40% and ran it through a 4" plated column as a pot still, 1 plate and a sight glass, (no water to deflag) then to the shotgun, then to a liebig.We prolly didn't need the liebig but why not have the extra cooling. It ran at 1.5 gallons an hour at 3000 watts . It was still a looong day. All aired out and strict cuts made, we got 11 gallons at 70 % or 14 gallons at 55% (barrel strength.) Over half way there for the 25 gallon barrel. We are going to need another 4 pails of molasses and be over the amount needed to fill the barrel. I know what everyone is getting for Christmas for the next 10 years..
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby rgreen2002 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:35 pm

frunobulax... are you going to the GB store in PA to pick that Molly up? I love that place. I picked up about 7 gallons from there a few months back to get my latest rum in the barrel too! I think by the gallon it was about $7.50 a gallon!
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby frunobulax » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:23 am

Yes, we're getting it from Golden Barrel. A 5 gallon pail is a little cheaper, $30.00
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Shine0n » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:47 am

That's where I get my honey from, but the moll is from webstaurant.com because pa is a long ass drive for me.

I just ran another rum ferment yesterday and kept a special cut gallon for a special occasion in Sept.

Good luck in your journey, I've been looking about in the distance.
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Flea » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 am

Is there going to be a long sea voyage planned after this project :D
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Re: Another RUM thread

Postby Shine0n » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:04 am

Yup! right down to Middlesex Co
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