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Old 02-13-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default "Mead" from Molasses?

Honey is sugar, right? Molasses is sugar, right?

Could you make a mead like beverage from it? Has anyone tried this before or am a genius???

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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my first reaction:

Blecch.

I've used molasses as an adjunct before, and it is rather potent. Adds flavor to other fermentables, but I definitely wouldn't use it as the main sugar.

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
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Hmm... yeah, maybe those booze-induced moments of genius aren't all they're cracked up to be.

You didn't add it to some cider did you? 'Cause I'm thinking of doing that.

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I added it to an amber ale, but cider may be interesting. go easy.

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:53 AM   #5
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A cup or two in 6 gallons sounds easy enough you think?

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Sure, you can make molasses wine. Generally, it's then distilled and the spirit produced is called rum.

Go easy on it. You can always add more if the flavour's too subtle, but it's really difficult to remove it once added.

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:33 AM   #7
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The evolution of this drink has happened for a reason. Rum...as bad as it is, is still better than the Molasses wine that it's made from. I have a 1.5 liter test batch in the basement...It is going to be drinkable...someday...But I don't think it will ever be good.

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just use buckwheat honey instead... its about as close to molasses as you can get without actually using molasses.

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The evolution of this drink has happened for a reason. Rum...as bad as it is, is still better than the Molasses wine that it's made from. I have a 1.5 liter test batch in the basement...It is going to be drinkable...someday...But I don't think it will ever be good.
Rum is fantastic. Unfortunately, most people have never had anything better than Bacardi... and Bacardi is ten times worse rum than Cuervo is tequila. And, sadly, not only is Bacardi (as rum) worse than Cuervo (as tequila), but Bacardi is actually considered "top shelf" by a lot of places. That's like paying extra to get a Schlitz.

Rhum Barbancourt, 15 years. Haitian Rum. It's amazing. Or, if you like whiskey, try Ron Anejo Pompero (venezuelan rum). Both are amazing. Some people think Appleton Estate is good too. That's Jamaican rum. It's crap. Rum does tend to need a bit more aging to get good, but when it gets there, it's REAL good...

Some of you fancy types probably have had $100+ bottles of rum. You can try those if you want, but it's not necessary. Rhum Barbancourt 15 year old will set you back about $35 and that's about as pricey as you need to get.
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