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Offline makeet  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 04, 2016 7:19:21 PM(UTC)
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I was thinking about running a batch of rum and trying out the charred barrel I got for Christmas. Do you run rum reflux or pot? If reflux do you do full reflux with copper and everything? Or will I be wasting the ingredients and just making sugar wash vodka?
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#2 Posted : Monday, January 04, 2016 8:56:15 PM(UTC)
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The member who can give some good advice is probably RandyMarshCT. I'm not sure how actively he monitors the forum, but he knows a lot about rum and I'm sure everyone would like to hear more about his techniques ... maybe send him a PM if he doesn't chime in over the next few days.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2:35:34 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't reflux it because that would remove most of the flavor, if you pot still it (which is how most do rums) then it would still have a flavor component that is rum.
If you just want to use your barrel then a neutral is what you want in my opinion. But a charred rum might be good too.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:20:12 PM(UTC)
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I was reading about something else today but the guys ended up talking about what you are asking? What they said was pot mode and making cuts. I guess the cuts towards the tails are very important and blending of the cuts plays a big part also.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, January 10, 2016 6:17:58 PM(UTC)
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In the books I have it says both ways, some say reflux, some pot. I'm thinking about taking some of the column packing out, and doing it reflux, but after the fores, maybe run it a tiny bit faster and smear some heads in the middles?
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