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5 Minutes of Rum podcast
heylownine
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Posted: 2013-06-16 1:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

So I recently started a podcast. I'm not sure that this is entirely the right area to post about a podcast, but since it's about a subject near and dear to many of our hearts, this feels like the most appropriate spot on Tiki Central: The Tiki Drinks and Food section. The podcast is called 5 Minutes of Rum.

I make no claims to being an expert on rum nor on podcasting. I have had plenty of practice mixing cocktails over the last 4 years or so and I feel as though this particular rabbit hole is just going deeper and deeper. And as I've been listening to more and more podcasts over the past year, I've wanted to try making my own and learning more about podcast production in general.

I soft-launched the podcast about 2 months ago and there are 7 episodes currently available. If you're so inclined, the podcast is available on through
iTunes, on the 5 Minutes of Rum site directly, and it plays nicely with stand-alone podcast apps like Instacast and Downcast.

5 Minutes of Rum
http://5minutesofrum.com

iTunes link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/5-minutes-of-rum/id633838225?mt=2

Episode subscription URL
http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes?format=rss

Episode 1: Barbados rum

Episode 2: Silver Puerto Rican rum

Episode 3: Dark Jamaican rum

Episode 4: House Spirits rum

Episode 5: Rhum Agricole

Episode 6: Gold Jamaican rum

Episode 7: The Mai Tai (Appleton 12 year and Clément VSOP)

Feedback and ideas are most certainly welcome, either here on TC or via the website itself (or Twitter).

There's a lot of people to thank for their help and I'm going to miss someone, but I assure you that's not on purpose if I do.

Capt. R.H. Falernum, who after hearing me drone on about Demerara rum at a Rumpus Room last year said "Have you ever thought about doing a podcast?" I don't know if you were joking or serious or both, but the seed was planted. Side note: how many ideas have sprung from Kirby's Rumpus Room in that manner? Rumpus Room is awesome.

Eric October for designing the fantastic logo, and indirectly compelling me to action so I wouldn't just be sitting on such a great logo.

Tonga Tom and Sherriyaki for their pushes for me to actually do the podcast and their help in the postcard design from the Tiki Caliente 5 room crawl (first postcard in a limited series, collect them all!).

Both Digitiki from the Quiet Village podcast and Sunshine Tiki from the ZenTikiLounge for their technical advice and encouragement. Both are very gracious and generous with their time and sharing knowledge.

I've been directly inspired and influenced by both Kelly "Hiphipahula" Reilly and Marie King. Not only have I learned (and continue to learn) a ton from you both but you both keep giving me opportunities to expand my abilities - thank you!

I've been more indirectly inspired by Martin Cate and Beachbum Berry. Martin's symposiums at Tiki Oasis and the Bum's books started this whole obsession of mine in the first place.

Little fragrant Tiare was nice enough to link to the podcast from her site, A Mountain Of Crushed Ice. If you're not reading her site then you should start!

A big mahalo to the listeners that have already found the podcast and continue to listen in.

And most importantly thanks to TikiVal for really putting up with the proliferation of rum and cocktail gear around the house.

Now go have some rum!



kevin


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tobunga
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Posted: 2013-06-16 2:11 pm   Permalink

Congrats Kevin!!! The podcast is brilliant!!!

Didn't know about episode 7... have to give it a listen... especially since it's about mai tias!

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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-06-16 3:00 pm   Permalink

Subscribed.

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-06-17 05:46 am   Permalink

Subscribed.

 
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2013-06-17 11:31 am   Permalink

Thanks, Kevin, I've subscribed and like what I'm hearing. Would love to hear a show on home syrup making or possible substitutes for now-defunct or hard-to-find rums or ingredients in classic drink recipes. Have fun!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-06-17 2:42 pm   Permalink

I listened to the last episode on Mai Tais and found it very informative and well done. But what happened to "5 Minutes" of rum? It was 26 minutes long
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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-06-17 7:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the encouragement and the subscriptions folks.

Kill Devil: Indeed I'm trying to work into some homemade syrups in some episodes; starting off with the easy ones. Episode 3 talked about passion fruit syrup then episode 7 orgeat, and I have episodes coming up with demerara syrup and allspice liqueur. I like your suggestion of tring to substitute long-lost rums with today's selections.

MDM: Yeah, about that title. When I came up with it, I wasn't sure how much I'd want to hear myself talk on mic but I had a good number of rums on hand so I set the bar kinda low on a per-episode basis. Now it's just an interesting title with no real basis in fact.

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Chippy
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From: Sunny Southern California
Posted: 2013-06-17 7:44 pm   Permalink

Episode 7 was very good. I used the recommendation of the Appleton 12 and Clement to make some very good Mai Tais on Father's Day. There are not many things better than making rum drinks for non rum drinkers and having them come back for more, several times.

Thanks again for you time, expense and efforts.

Looking forward to the next episodes.


 
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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-06-22 06:34 am   Permalink

Easily the most entertaining and informative podcast on the interwebs today. Listen and subscribe!
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Finleyville
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Posted: 2013-06-23 1:15 pm   Permalink

Just listened to all 7 in a row. Good job so far. Please keep up your humor. I found my self laughing out loud at the quick one-liners.

 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-06-24 12:01 am   Permalink

Thanks for listening guys and I appreciate the kind words. More to come, soon!

kevin
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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-06-27 11:10 pm   Permalink

Episode 8, an introduction to Demerara rum, is now live. A little something for the weekend...

http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2013/6/27/episode-8-an-introduction-to-demrara-rum-with-el-dorado-5-year

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2013-07-12 2:31 pm   Permalink

Informative podcast. Very well done! Added to The Atomic Grog's list of essential links.

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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-07-12 8:39 pm   Permalink

Cool, thanks for listening! I enjoy your site a great deal, especially the effort to recreate the drinks of the Mai Kai.

kevin

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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-07-22 07:20 am   Permalink

Episode 9 with Lemon Hart 151 (old and new label) is now live. It brought back some memories of "The Great LH Hoarding of 2010" before Ed Hamilton brought LH back to the US for distribution in 2011.

http://5minutesofrum.com/episodes/2013/7/21/episode-9-overproof-rum-and-lemon-hart-151

Thanks for listening,

kevin

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