Course curriculum

  • 1

    High Brix Raw Material Introduction

    • Presentation Slides to Download - High Brix Raw Material Spirits Introduction

    • Introduction to High Brix Raw Material Spirits

  • 2

    Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum Overview

    • Presentation Slides to Download - Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum Overview

    • Difference between Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum

    • Rum Classifications

    • History of Rum

    • Regional Differences in Rum

    • Rum Methodology

  • 3

    Unique Aspects of a Molasses Fermentation

    • Presentation Slides to Download - Unique Aspects of Molasses Based Fermentation

    • Sugar Source Selection

    • Sugar Source Calculation

    • Sugar Source Preparation

    • Molasses Fermentation

    • Dunder

    • Clarification Techniques

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Equipment used During Fermentation Practicals

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Sterilization of Fermentation Equipment

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Sugar Cane Crusher and Sugar Cane Juice Sterilization

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Measuring Sugar in Sugar Cane Juice

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: pH Adjustment in Sugar Cane Juice Fermentation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Making a Sugar Cane Juice Fermentation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Heating Water, Molasses Calculation and Diluting Molasses

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Checking Molasses Fermentation Sugar Content and Adjusting pH

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Making a Molasses Fermentation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Temperature Regulation in Small Fermentations

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Fermentation Activity

  • 4

    Fractional Distillation Overview

    • Presentation Slides to Download - Fractional Distillation Overview

    • Quick Distillation Overview

    • Fractional Distillation or Precision Distillation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Cleaning Your Still

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Additional Items Needed during Distillation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Sealing a Still

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: 13lt Still Assembly and Variations

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Siphoning off the Molasses Fermentation

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Adding Anti-Foaming Agent

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Filling the Still and Starting the Distillation Process

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Tracking the Heat and Prepping for the Heads Fractions

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Taking off the first Heads Fractions

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Taking off the first Hearts Fractions and Analyzing the Heads

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Taking off the Second Hearts Fraction

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Taking off the First Tails Fractions

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Finishing off the Tails Fractions and Analyzing the Tails

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Selecting Tails Fractions and Blending with Hearts

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Dilution to ABV% and Calculating Recovery Rate

  • 5

    Spirit Enhancement in Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum

    • Presentation Slides to Download - Spirit Enhancement in Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum

    • Spirit Enhancement in Light, Gold, Dark and Spiced Rum in South Africa

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Spirit Enhancement in White and Gold Rum

    • PRACTICAL DEMO: Spirit Enhancement in Dark Rum

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Wrapping up High Brix Raw Material Spirits