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    One of my favorite drinks is Captain Morgan's spice rum mix with Pineapple juice & ginger ale.

    I would like to make a 1 Gallon batch of Pineapple mead that comes close to that. I have a 64 oz can of Dole Pineapple juice, Ginger root, honey, Lalvin 71B yeast. I don't know what spice to use, I have written to Captain Morgan's & ask what spice they use but they never replied. Does any one here have an idea what spices are in that rum so I can recreate that flavor in a mead.

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    http://www.rndrumreviews.com/RnDRumR...d_to_Mild.html

    These look about right. Not sure much to put in a one gallon batch though. This seems like a great opportunity to try playing with a tincture. Toss some of these into some vodka and make an extract and see how they taste together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJJ View Post
    One of my favorite drinks is Captain Morgan's spice rum mix with Pineapple juice & ginger ale.

    I would like to make a 1 Gallon batch of Pineapple mead that comes close to that. I have a 64 oz can of Dole Pineapple juice, Ginger root, honey, Lalvin 71B yeast. I don't know what spice to use, I have written to Captain Morgan's & ask what spice they use but they never replied. Does any one here have an idea what spices are in that rum so I can recreate that flavor in a mead.
    As a close personal friend of the Captain, I would be very interested in what you come up with and how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandall View Post
    As a close personal friend of the Captain, I would be very interested in what you come up with and how it turns out.
    I found out what it is, its allspice.

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    That is a good spice. Try to get some whole ones and crack them yourself.
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    So heres the deal, I started a experimental batch Saturday.
    1 sixty four oz can of Dole Pineapple juice.
    2 Lbs of clover honey
    1 Qt of spring water (plus a little more to top off afterwards)
    1/2 finger size of fresh grated Ginger root.
    1/2 tsp allspice.
    1/2 tsp nutmeg.
    1/8 tsp cinnamon.
    1 campdem tablet.
    1 Lalvin 71-B yeast
    In a sanitized sauce pan I heated 1 Qt of spring water,
    I added all the spices & simmered for 10 minutes.
    Turned off the heat & added the honey while steering the pot.
    Pineapple juice is already in Gallon jug, I added 1 crushed campdem tablet &
    poured the heated mix into the jug. Shook the jug to oxygenize. Topped off with spring water & shook again. (S.G. is 1.090) Place an airlock on it with sanitizer in it & set aside for 24 Hrs.
    The next day I placed jug in 3 Gallon pot (in sink) & added hot water (Kept running) to heat up must. 20 minutes later checked temp of must (101 F). Opened pack of 71-B & poured it directly in must & closed with airlock. Signs of fermentation 1 hr later. I was gonna add Yeast Nutrient & Energizer the next day but decided against it do to vigorous fermentation activity. By late noon the fermentation was so vigorous I decided to replace the airlock with a blow over tube. Today the fermentation was so vigorous, The foam forced pineapple pulp into the tube resulting in a pineapple volcano. I lost about a pint of must. Tomorrow I go to store & pick up a few gallons of spring water & top off the jug.

    I hope my must did not get infected.
    Last edited by MJJ; 04-16-2012 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkboy View Post
    That is a good spice. Try to get some whole ones and crack them yourself.
    Done that.

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    Ooo this sounds good, I am a Caribou Lou fan (151, pineapple juice and a dash of coconut rum) and will be attempting something similar so hope you get close to ur rum tatse!!
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