Re: RUM (again)
- Harry, You say 20 litres of dunder which seems like a helluva lot to
me. I've been using two litres for a twenty five litre mash.
Obviously I need to increase this component.
Nice tip about the freezer.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mavnkaf" <mavnkaf@> wrote:
> > Thank you very much Harry,
> > It seems it is like voodoo, not many poeple want to do it like it
> > should be done. I relize now its not about yield but flavor and
> > takes time to do all this I guess
> .......BRAVO! Give that man a cee-gar! The sooner everyone
> realises this, the sooner they'll be making a better quality (and
> flavorful) rum than the commercial offerings. :)
> , so now, what should I do? Find a
> > good recipe/method for a 25 L beer fermenter and a 50 L bin.
> Harry I
> > know you have done 50 L molasses washes before, are you willing to
> > share your recipe for that size?
> ...........10 litres molasses, 20 litres hot water, 20 litres
> dunder, juice of 2 lemons, 3 or 4 multi-B-vitamins for good measure,
> just in case the molasses is lacking anything (extra doesn't hurt. I
> use those big "Berocca" morning after fizzies). Clarify the
> molasses overnight with the first 20 L hot water. Next day set up
> the fermenter (it needs to be a 60 litre container to leave room for
> foaming), add everything else (minus the sludge), aerate with a
> vigorous stir-up, pitch the yeast (use plenty; I use anything up to
> 300 gms of granulated bakers, rehydrated). Airlock it, then stand
> back. :)
> Or is it better to do smaller
> > batches and to get a better dunder quicker? I suppose that sounds
> > better.
> ........Small batches for a start, until you get a feel for it.
> Then up the size. BTW, here's a little tip. If you've got the room
> in your freezer (I have), dunder will keep perfectly for up to a
> year. Just thaw & go. (ain't modern technology marvellous?).
> > Harry what is the price of molasses in FNQ, here I'm paying AUD
> > for 6 kg including the pale/bucket with a lid. It's the good
> > molasses no fertlizer in it.
> ..........That's reasonable. Ya gotta let 'em make a little money,
> otherwise they don't supply for long. I get mine for
> AUD$15 /20litres, bring my own container. I know in the North here
> (sugar mills all around me) I could buy it thru the mill & growers
> in 200 litre drums for about $30 (very cheap), but what the hell
> would I do with that much? I'd probably lose most of it to
> infections before I got to use it! That's over 2 years worth of
> distillin' & drinkin' material, and that's just for rum alone! I
> like a bit of whisky occasionally too, so the 200 litre drums I
> leave alone. Why chase cheap? Get what you need, as you need it.
> To me that's cost-effective.
> The guy I buy from runs a live stock
> > shop but is a wine producer as well, we talk about crap for ages
> > untill he relizes nothing is getting done and tells to piss off
> > untill next time!
> > Other wise I should use your volumes mix, as below?
> > Cheers
> > Marc
> regards Harry