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Old 03-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
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12 ounces of molasses in a 1.065 beer took 6 months to mellow to the point of drinkability. Unless you really, really, really like the flavor ...

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:17 PM   #12
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Last year i made a 5 gal batch with 1 whole pint (500 ml) of damn molasse as an adjunct...

It tasted just that... molasse...

I recommend using it very sparingly... cause a little goes a very long way on the taste.

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Old 03-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #13
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I used 8 fluid ounces in the ginger beer I made a few weeks ago. When I tasted it I didn't notice the molasses but that was probably because of all the ginger I used. Next taste I'll report back. I used 2 ounces in a lighter ginger beer I made last night, I'll let ya'll know how that turns out as well.

For cheap 1 gallon (4 liter) containers try Carlo Rossi, cheaper than apple juice and not half bad. I fermented my JAOM in the container my water came in (plastic milk jug) and it is fine. I have noticed most juice comes in #1 plastic bottles but I don't know if they are the same as a better botte.

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Old 03-11-2009, 06:43 PM   #14
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I have noticed most juice comes in #1 plastic bottles but I don't know if they are the same as a better bottle.
Chemically, it's the same. I use #1 plastic bottles that I bought apple juice in.

According to their website, they change it a bit physically. Something about getting the molecules to align better.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:42 PM   #15
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Thanks Will!

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For those who aren't aware, there are 3 basic types of molasses.

1. First molasses-no bitterness, has the highest sugar content of the three.

2. Second molasses- slight bitterness, some rum-y and burnt flavors.

3. Blackstrap molasses- this is the bitter, burnt one that most people are used to. I would not put this in a beer.

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Old 08-29-2009, 10:12 AM   #17
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To make this post on topic, I picked up 40 lbs of Hula girl honey, a kiawi/misquet honey, it was kind of dark and no near the flavor of molasses. Needless to say all of the mead I made with that has a very strong flavor to it that will most likely take years to mellow if it does.

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In Hawaii Basic Applejuice (house brand) is not cheap... 7.99 a gallon ...Good applejuice (Treetop) is worse... 8.99 gallon, better applejuice (martinellis) is real expensive 10.99 a gallon - and the healthfood store brands (good stuff AND comes in 1 gallon glass) is just STUPID @ 15.00 a gallon.
Lucky we live Hawaii, as long as we can afford it.
Saw an ad that Star Market had 1/2 gallon tree top on sale for $2.50, bought everything left by the time I got there, now I have 6 gallons of basic cider fermenting.
While I was there, walked over to Longs, they had 5 lbs of amber honey on sale for around 8$, picked up 25 lbs, (max allowed).
I was tempted to go back in and use a different teller but decided against it. I have a real problem with morals and ethics.
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The next batch I make, hopefully an improvement on my current, I'm gonna use about a 1/4 cup of molasses to darken it up and add some flavor. I'll let you know how it comes out.

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FYI, if you're going to be using more than about 6 oz of molasses in a 5-gallon batch, use a blow-off tube. I had my first bucket explosion yesterday.

$40, and 3 hours wasted. Not to mention the cleanup time. At least I don't have carpet in my house.

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