Talk:Gunpowder Rum

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deletion proposed[edit]

The article is fun, but doesn't provide any useful encyclopedic knowledge. In addition, most of the text of this article is speculation or original research with no citations. The use of gunpowder for alcoholic proof isn't confined to rum, the use of rum and gunpowder in voodoo is one of many combinations of "rum and (something unusual)," and the one actual product cited (from "Smoke and Oakum" in New Zealand) does not appear (according to their Facebook page -- they have no web page) to actually be available for purchase. --Mark Asread 11:35, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

it may need considerable work, but it does not need deletion. I added two references, though I am not entirely sure that the actual fact is historical, it's still the legendary story repreated in professional books. Some of the rest is probably impossible to verify, but not all of it. DGG ( talk ) 19:03, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but the more I read this article the more I realize that it's entirely speculative and provides no real, verifiable information (though it's a cute way to advertise Smoke & Oakum's's product).

  • Testing for proof strength with gunpoweder has nothing to do with "gunpowder rum" as a beverage. Should we have a page on "foods" that include every chemical used in testing a food or beverage?
  • The entire section on 'Use and Reasons for Gunpowder in Beverages' talks about how gunpowder coulda woulda might, maybe, perhaps, in theory have been accidentally or maybe even on purpose added to beverages.
  • "Other Examples of Gunpowder and Rum in combination" is about gunpowder being mixed with rum in Voudoun ceremonies (but I don't see pages on every other mixture of stuff used in Voundoun) and completely speculative bullshit ("...It seems a fair supposition..." "... "One can easily imagine...")
  • The one example in "Famous Users of Gunpowder Rum" section makes no sense at all...equating the fact the Bluebeard is "sometimes depicted with his pigtails on fire like the fuses of a gun."

I'm adding the proposed deletion tag to the article.

Mark Asread (talk) 11:07, 12 August 2011 (UTC)