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Title: Rum?
Post by: astrivian on September 08, 2010, 02:58:10 am
I had beers that were aged in barrels that once held a variety of spirits or wines, but never rum. Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried aging with oak soaked in good rum? Sounds like an interesting experiment, albeit i think spiced rum would be horrible.
Title: Re: Rum?
Post by: ryang on September 08, 2010, 03:27:35 am
I did an oatmeal stout aged on rum soaked oak cubes.  It was good, but in my opinion, not as good as bourbon, but better than port (I split it 3 ways).  It all depends on the base beer style that you are brewing.

I judged a robust porter with spiced rum and maple and it was a little intense.  The spice definitely came through in a harsh way.
Title: Re: Rum?
Post by: BarleynYeast on September 08, 2010, 06:21:49 am
I used black rum and 1.5 oz’s French oak on a 4.2% abv brown porter last year.  Left it on the oak to long and it took over 6 months to mellow out, but it ended up being quite tasty and did very well in competition.
Title: Re: Rum?
Post by: Hokerer on September 08, 2010, 02:31:18 pm
Didn't do rum-soaked cubes but rather added rum directly at bottling (Goslings Black Seal).  Wasn't particularly impressed with the results as discussed here in an earlier thread...

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