I wanted to make some rum so that I could make my own Captain Morgans Spiced Rum
you will need
1 x 25L fermentation vessel
a long spoon, you can get these from homebrew shops
yeast nutrient, you can substitute tomato puree for this if you have trouble getting hold of yeast nutrient.
4kg of molasses (blackstrap for choice) you can get this from ebay, horse feed molasses is perfect provided it has no additives, cost me about £10 from eBay
4kg white sugar
2 x 5g packets of EC-1118 Yeast, you can buy this online by a company called lavlin
a thermometer, I got a cheap digital one from eBay for about £2
a kitchen jug
some glass jars
and a big bucket or demi john to store the results.
and a pot still, I built my own here is the instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Keg-Still-Pot-still-design/
Step 1: Disolving the sugar
add a bag at a time of the sugar, stirring as you add it in, keep stirring until its all dissolved then add the next one and do the same, keep doing it until all the sugar is dissolved.
add in another kettle full of boiling water for good measure.
Step 2: Adding in the molasses
top it up to about the 23L line with cold water
add in about 25g of yeast nutrient.