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Old 06-22-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Rum to finish

So I promised a buddy of mine I'd do a special brew for his annual BeerBQ and after doing some searching he found a heavy banana hef finished with Rum. The recipe called for 750ml of Malibu Banana Rum and then 2 additional cups of some other rum - which to me seems like a lot of added booze - even over 5 gal of beer.

Anyone have any experience adding Rum right before bottling/kegging? If so amount/type you used?

I was thinking a cup or two right before bottling would add a bit of the flavor without totally killing all the flavor from the beer.

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Old 06-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Ive never tried adding straight rum, but did you ever try the Innis and Gunn Rum cask beer?

They just store it for a short time in old rum casks and the taste of rum dominates everything, you can hardly tell its beer. I'd imagine adding straight rum would probably have a similar effect?



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that's what I'm trying to avoid...so I'm thinking 750ml bottle + 2 cups is probably out of control. I'm hoping the boards result in some feed back but if not I'm probably going to stick to 1 or 2 cups of a high quality rum...I'd rather go lower and have to add more next year than have the rum dominate the flavor.

Wont have a barrel for a bit...so its gonna have to be added right before bottling.

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another thing to keep in mind that adding more alcohol may slow/stop carbonation by the yeast.

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I'm 99% certain that I'll be kegging this one so I should alleviate that issue this time but very good point - didnt even think about the fact the yeast may not be able to take the added ABV and if I bottled I'd have flat brew

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Yeah, the first thing I thought of was that much additional alcohol would kill the yeast... but if you're kegging it then no worries on that.



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