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Old 10-28-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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I wanted to know if anyone had an opinion about using spiced rum (Captain Morgan Private Stock) instead of bourbon with their oak chips/cubes? I will be brewing this weekend and I am looking forward to making a great beer for Christmas time and realized I didn't want to buy a bottle of bourbon just for this batch unless I absolutely have to. So that begs the question above. Would using rum mess things up or still have great flavor with a stout? The only issue I see is that maybe the rum has too much sugar and will give the yeast more food in my secondary.

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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I'd grab a bottle of some RIS and dose it with some rum in a glass...if you like the combination, then rock it homebrew style. Bourbon and RIS is just one of those great combos.

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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I'd grab a bottle of some RIS and dose it with some rum in a glass...if you like the combination, then rock it homebrew style. Bourbon and RIS is just one of those great combos.
I have not added rum to a RIS before. How would you compare it to bourbon?
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #4
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I have not added rum to a RIS before. How would you compare it to bourbon?
I've not added it to a RIS either...try it out and see what you think. Grab a bottle of Old Rasputin & a shot of Sailor Jerry, mix a bit in and see if it tickles your taste buds.

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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I've not added it to a RIS either...try it out and see what you think. Grab a bottle of Old Rasputin & a shot of Sailor Jerry, mix a bit in and see if it tickles your taste buds.
Old Rasputin is the clone I am modeling after, but I don' think we have it here in good ol' Utah! I guess I should try it in another RIS.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:58 PM   #6
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Sailor Jerry has a slight cherry taste to me, which might be nice in a RIS.
The Captain Morgan products always seem to taste artificial.

seems like an interesting project
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:03 PM   #7
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Sailor Jerry has a slight cherry taste to me, which might be nice in a RIS.
The Captain Morgan products always seem to taste artificial.

seems like an interesting project
I like sailor Jerry as well, but the private stock CM seems smoother and of higher quality, IMHO. Plus, it is what I had
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A perfect example of the beauty of homebrewing.
We use what we like or what is available to us and make the best beer we can.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:32 AM   #9
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So wait....
Are you telling me that Imperials are made with Bourbon? Or is it just imperial stout? wow.

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:24 AM   #10
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Okay, here is what is in this baby:

3.75 lbs light dried malt extract
6.6 lbs coopers light liquid
1 lbs med. crystal malt
.5 lbs hugh baird brown malt
.5 hugh baird chocolate malt
1 lbs crystal malt
.25 roasted black barley

Hops
1 oz Chinook 12.4 alpha
3 oz cluster 7.9 alpha
1 oz northern brewer 7.8 alpha

Yeast
White Labs Cali. Ale Yeast (WLP001)

1 tsp. Irish moss

Rum chips ro bourbon chips???
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