Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2012-05-15 08:26 am  Permalink|
So, hypothetically, have any of you made your own rum?
Not actually, of course, because that would be illegal.
I've been scouring books, google books, books from ebay, and have yet to find a decent rum recipe.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've done a ton of homebrew beer, and was curious about the recipes for different boozes. I've also made my own syrups/liquors, kaluha, and a few others, but rum escapes me.
I've seen this thread:
but that uses already made rum. I'm looking for a recipe to distill rum.
Joined: Jun 13, 2006
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2012-05-15 08:52 am  Permalink|
You might try this book:
It includes recipes for rum. Raudins published a leatherbound version, but it apparently is now sold out.
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
From: santa rosa, calif.
|Posted: 2012-05-15 10:17 am  Permalink|
Good place to lose all track of time
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2012-05-16 10:19 am  Permalink|
Funny enough, I have the Practical Distiller already. and both are available on google books.
Joined: Mar 26, 2012
|Posted: 2012-05-18 11:20 am  Permalink|
i know this "guy" that has dabbled in the dark arts. now defining if it's actual "rum"....
it starts with 3 basic ingredients:
15 lbs. of sugar
5.5 gallons of water
one package of this: http://www.store.homebrew4less.com/prodinfo.asp?number=LD2302&variation=
mix together, and at the end of the week you have a 18% a.b.v., clear mash. run through a distillation method of your choice, and out comes the firewater.
now what you do with it from there...charred wood chips, barrel age, straight or cut, is up to you. this is the most straightforward, idiots guide to making alcohol there is. the only variable to watch is the temp of the mash to make sure it ferments correctly, but there's a ton of leeway.
tastes terrible straight, not so bad after being hit with some charred oak for a few months. for the amount of work this "guy" puts into it, you're still a ways off from approaching the quality of the cheapest bottom shelf swill you can buy.
fun? yes. worth it? depends on what you want out of it. this guy was just sick of hearing everybody that "knew a guy", and wanted to BE that guy. he still only drinks what he buys at the store.