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Old 11-30-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
headake
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Hey guys

Got my first batch of ginger beer fermenting along nicely

I was wondering what peoples thoughts on adding a shot of dark rum when bottling?

Has anyone tried this?



 
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
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Why ruin it?

You could, but what is someone wants a bottle without the rum?



 
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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Though was just bottle 6 like this as somethin different

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
headake
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So what do people think

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:15 AM   #5
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I dig dark and stormy. IMO,wouldn't add the rum at bottling just mix one when you want it.

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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It's better with a shot of strong apple jack or apple brandy, but I agree, premixing drinks and bottling is a poor use of time and only limits your options. The novelty of a bottled cocktail wears off pretty fast.

 
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #7
headake
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Well have bottled 6 and rest of the 20lts will be straight Ginger beer

 
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #8
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How did this turn out? I am making a strong ginger mead to make dark and stormys. If the bottles aged, it would be interesting to see if the flavors develop like the brandy addition in a port wine

 
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:31 PM   #9
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I love using a bottle of my ginger beer, mixing it with ginger infused vodka, and adding fresh lime juice. Moscow mule maybe? I dunno, but it gives me a chance to use copper mugs and feel fancy while at the same time making SWSMBO happy.



 
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