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Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Sun Aug 31, 2014 17:25

I was recently given a marrow which I didn't fancy cooking, so looked in my late father's wine books. I found a recipe for marrow rum. A search on Google found this:

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/farme ... ecipe-492/

Which is almost exactly the same recipe. I got it on today..... Fingers crossed.
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby robwalker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 13:28

pics! I've heard about people doing this before with shall we say mixed success! Just be careful cutting it open after! hahah.
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Tue Sep 02, 2014 19:17

I was told about this a while ago.

The same person that told me just gave me a large marrow and a book on chutneys, hint hint.

I think I have another idea for it now...

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Tue Sep 02, 2014 22:26

After a little more research it seems there are a few methods.

I think I might go with this one:

http://m.instructables.com/id/Marrow-Rum-or-Booze-from-Otherwise-Useless-Vegeta/?ALLSTEPS

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Wed Sep 03, 2014 08:29

I'll see if I can upload some pics when it's been hanging a while.... I didn't have a muslin bag so I improvised bu zip tying the bottom of an old T shirt... It's definately doing something as frothly liquid is oozing out of the gaffer taped join.

I don't see what could possible go wrong..... :pray:
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby mark1964 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 08:31

marrow explosion :rofl:

ITS TIME 4 ANOTHER BEER
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Mon Sep 08, 2014 17:28

I got mine going this weekend...



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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Mon Sep 15, 2014 19:57

Looks great :) mine is starting to weep a bit so I'm planning to rig it up in a funnel over a bottle like yours tomorrow :rofl:
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby wigwamheed » Mon Sep 15, 2014 21:03

Cut the bottom off a 2 litre pet bottle holds it snug and stops it falling apart
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:51

I didn't have a pop bottle so I've rigged it up over an old cordial bottle in a funnel. It was starting to weep a fair bit so I took the plunge and made a small hole with a skewer.

No idea how much liquid it will produce but fingers crossed :)
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Wed Sep 17, 2014 06:48

I've now added what liquid I extracted to 3 litres of water and pitched the yeast.

I measured the gravity before diluting but it was off the scale.

Gravity after diluting was 1068 ish. So it isn't going to be very strong.

It's tucked away in the broom cupboard now. Will wait and see what happens.

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Wed Sep 17, 2014 13:06

Excellent work :D

What sort of volume of liquid did the marrow yield?
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Wed Sep 17, 2014 14:37

It was probably a litres worth. I did add more sugar in the marrow during the week.

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Mon Sep 22, 2014 18:20

How long should i let it ferment for?

Should I rack it to a secondary?

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Thu Sep 25, 2014 20:18

I haven't got a litre so I've filled the marrow again with sugar. I guess I'll check if it's still fermenting when I've got as much liquid as possible and rack it once it's finished fermenting :)
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Wed Oct 22, 2014 18:06

Ok so today I noticed that after filling my marrow with sugar a few times my 1.5l squash bottle was almost full :D so I have chucked the (now very squidgy) marrow away and bunged the bottle up with cotton wool and cling film.

I had a QC taste and it's rather nice, if fairly viscous. I'm not sure if to leave it a while longer to ensure fermentation is complete, rack it mix it with some water or just to leave it as it is. Any updates on anyone else, I'm also not sure whether or not to stabilise and fine but I guess stabilising can't be a bad idea since it'll go into a bottle at some point :cheers1:
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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby stuworx » Wed Oct 22, 2014 19:46

Mine is still in the primary. The dog removed the lid when it was under the stairs. I've moved it to the utility room where it's rather cool, <15°c.

I keep thinking about racking to secondary but I need to give the dj I found a good clean.

I haven't tasted it but it smells tart/sour?

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Re: Marrow Rum

Postby divingdavey » Thu Oct 23, 2014 17:13

I think I'll rack it just to another pop bottle to cut down on headspace. Mine isn't sour, it's a nice taste.

I've moved it somewhere slightly warmer, I think I'll leave it there for a bit and see how it clears on its own....
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