RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

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RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Curmudgeon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:32 am

This is one of my favourites and I'd hate it to get lost if the old forum disappears.

For most of us it's 6 907g cans of golden syrup to 23 litres.
Without a source of fresh sugar cane juice, this will work fine.

Pour 24 cans (907g) of Lyle's Golden Syrup into a 90L fermentation tank.
Use sufficient boiling water to water down he syrup and wash out the cans.
Top up tank to 90L with cold water. Bring temp down to below 30 C.
SG should be below 1.080.
Pitch yeast. I use plain old bakers yeast. About 150gr.
I throw in some dead yeast cells and B vitamins for nutrition.
Ferments slower than my rum wash. About 10 days.
When ferment has finished (SG a few points below 1.000) and has settled, syphon off and distill.

I do a beer stripping run then a spirit run. No reflux or packing. No filtering.
5 fermentation tanks will give me about 100L of 40%ABV.
I age the bulk of it in lightly toasted American white oak.
It is good enough to drink straight, which most people do. Does make a superb caipirinha.
Ran into an Italian chef from a local hotel last night. He did a beach party recently and served mohitos made with my cachaca. Why he didn't use my white rum, which he normally drinks, I don't know.

Hope I have explained myself and not made it too simple sounding. Any questions - feel free. It is not the cheapest to make but I am sure you will enjoy the experience.

Cheers.
Slowly slowly, catchy funky

Don't stress the yeast

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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Rumjohn » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:27 am

Nice to see cachaca is still a consideration.

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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Mash » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 am

8-) It's more than a consideration RJ - It is a player
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Curmudgeon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:57 pm

£1.79 for a can of golden syrup in Lidl equates to a bottle or sometimes a litre of very fine stuff indeed.

Sometimes I use 2 golden syrup to 1 molasses. I don't know what that'd be called but I love it.
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by gaza the instructor » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:03 pm

Mirror-signal-manoeuvre.

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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by gaza the instructor » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:05 pm

Never made the stuff. Hate Rum nearly as much as Gin :!: :?: :?: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Mash » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:33 am

Righto.. now is time for bed, you're probably talking Shiiiite :lol:
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Mash » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:34 am

...Have you been up all night drinking ... c'mon , you can tell us
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by gaza the instructor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:58 am

May have had 1 or2 Fruity Gins!!
Its the Tonic ,it costs more than the Gin :lol: :lol:
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Re: RumJohn's Cachaca cane spirit

Post by Mash » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:26 am

I have tried the soda stream concentrate as well - To be honest, it's not bad but not really any cheaper.
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