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noodle23 03-22-2012 12:00 AM

molasses beer
Hi all,
Im have some molasses that i figure i would brew with next week while on spring break. I threw together a porter last night but want some input as i did after a 6pack of Imperial red and some wine. Normally I do ag but just wanted something simple and quick this time around. Thanks

Recipe: Molasses #1 TYPE: Extract
Style: Robust Porter
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 33.4 SRM SRM RANGE: 22.0-35.0 SRM
IBU: 36.1 IBUs Tinseth IBU RANGE: 25.0-50.0 IBUs
OG: 1.066 SG OG RANGE: 1.048-1.065 SG
FG: 1.013 SG FG RANGE: 1.012-1.016 SG
BU:GU: 0.544 Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz Est ABV: 7.0 %
EE%: 8.00 % Batch: 5.00 gal Boil: 8.38 gal BT: 90 Mins


Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 4.0 oz Total Hops: 3.00 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS------MASH PH:5.40 ------

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 1 8.2 %
1 lbs Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.2 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.2 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.1 %

Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.048 SG Est OG: 1.066 SG
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 5 65.3 %
12.0 oz Molasses (80.0 SRM) Sugar 6 6.1 %
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 20.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 15.2 IBUs
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs

---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------
Primary Start: 3/18/2012 - 4.00 Days at 67.0 F
Secondary Start: 3/22/2012 - 10.00 Days at 67.0 F
Style Carb Range: 1.80-2.50 Vols
Bottling Date: 4/1/2012 with 2.3 Volumes CO2:

soberJim 03-22-2012 07:42 AM

How does molasses turn out with it? I really want to try it, although am yet to find a distributor that I can get it off locally, without going to a pet food shop and getting what might be pre contaminated, due to the fact its for horses.. if this is even possible

william_shakes_beer 03-22-2012 12:15 PM

Molassas is a food ingredient that can be found in your local grocery store right next to the pancake syrup.

soberJim 03-23-2012 07:20 AM

Still couldn't find any. I know its sugar in its least refined form, and clearly edible.. use to have horses as a kid and suck it out of the tap.. drip, drip, drip

soberJim 03-23-2012 07:44 AM

Just eating licorice bullets, I looked at the ingredients, basically pure sugar, molasses being the most prevalent one. Might try boiling some into a syrup, and using that instead of the closest I can get, which is treacle.

gratus fermentatio 03-23-2012 12:27 PM

It's either next to the honey & pancake syrup, or it's in the baking aisle, or next to the alternative sweeteners like agave syrup. Of course, if you can't find it, you can always ask the grocer for help.

If you STILL can't find it, you can always go to another grocery store & repeat the process, or order it online:
Regards, GF.

soberJim 03-24-2012 05:27 AM

Thanks heaps, didn't try looking with the artificial sweeteners, I'll have a look next time I go down the street

NineMilBill 03-24-2012 09:23 PM

I made a Porter once with Black Strap Molasses, which is a commericial variant. It's much more potent to withstand the boil and fermentation. I got a plastic off-flavor in that batch - which after my HBT research - I believe it was unrelated and due to water quality.

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