The patent you say is by Arroyo a Puerto Rican rum maker. It is at
Harry´s site. There are many different ways in which rum is made but
remember that he also used cultures of bacteria that many of us will
hardly get. According to my experience the flavors come in
approximate these percents:
10% the material you use (cane juice, molasses, sugar)
10 - 20% the strain of yeast you use (I think this after trying
Danstil EDV 493, worth a try, expensive but worths every penny)
80 - 70% Aging (the kind of oak you use american or french, the
degree of toast, time, etc.)
and additional 10 percent could be subtracted from the one asigned to
aging if using and relying in spices (cinnammon, cloves, etc.) for
the "notes" you get in some rums as hot (pepper, cinnamon), citrus
(coriander, lemongrass), etc.
Finally it results more in an art of combining all the above factors,
so you cannot say a given rum is better than other in all aspects.
There are lots of combinations. Plenty to choose from. I like that!
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> I don't know rum, so I won't pretend to. But in several things
I've read, including the Aroya patent (or whoever he was), rum
specific flavor comes in the tails after the nasties. I think that
it goes something like, 1. do a strip run. 2. start your spirit
run. Cut out the heads, switch to heart, make your tails cut, but
keep collecting. I think that once the tails are down to about 30%
you start collecting again.
> Like I said, I don't know, just what I've heard and kept in mind
for when I do start a rum. Maybe the lack of rum flavor is from not
enough molasses, combined with not catching those late tails. I
dunno, but might be something you want to research.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Anthony Athawes
> To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 8:29 AM
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: Rum and Dunder
> Thank you for all your information Alex. You really are quite an
> It would be great to sit down with you and see you in action.
> I have printed out your email and will start off another brew
today with 1/3 Molasses, 1/3 sugar, 1/3 water. When it come to
distillation, I'll put in 2 gals Dunder.
> Re your comment on your PS2, I have 6'-8" x 2.5" dia copper tube
outside just dying to be turned into something.......
> Incidentally I have a metre Liebig that works a lot better than
the condenser on the WC Still.
> Hope your basking in your 25 C weather - it's snowing here!