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Offline Greybeard  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 19, 2012 1:16:59 PM(UTC)
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"I have a 2.5 gallon oak barrel to age my rum in. Now should i spice it then age it or shall i age it then spice it?

My thoughts are if i spice it then age it then the angels take there share it will make the spice stronger. Maybe too strong.

If i age then spice seems it would have to sit longer still for the spices to blend.

Little experienced help would be nice i think i am over thinking this one."
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#2 Posted : Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:44:50 AM(UTC)
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i spice and age at the same time although im not totally happy with the results. What are ya spicing it with? if ya dont mind sharing. I use vanilla beans, cloves, cin stix, all spice and them a little vanilla extract to finish it off.
Offline heeler  
#3 Posted : Monday, November 26, 2012 6:48:28 AM(UTC)
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I have a 2.5 gallon oak barrel to age my rum in. Now should i spice it then age it or shall i age it then spice it?

My thoughts are if i spice it then age it then the angels take there share it will make the spice stronger. Maybe too strong.

If i age then spice seems it would have to sit longer still for the spices to blend.

Little experienced help would be nice i think i am over thinking this one.


Well if you are useing a little keg and its charred inside then you might want to see what that does to start with. Then spice it after....

The char is gonna really change the hooch if you leave it any length of time...I think the wooded flavor is why we use the keg so I think you should wait to spice and thats just my opinion."
Offline patches228  
#4 Posted : Monday, May 20, 2013 4:57:20 PM(UTC)
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"There really is no need to age rum IMHO. It's not whiskey after all. I use 12lbs sugar in the raw to 6 gal water, and add 1 1/2 cups local honey.

I reflux and collect my 180. I cut to 80p.
So to spice I add the following;
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon all spice
3 cloves
1 star of anise
1 to 1 1/2 cinnamon stick(depends on size)
Add 1 4x1 inch orange peel(zest)
Let sit for 48 hours min!

Oh and all of this is per quart.

Good luck and have fun!"
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