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Old 08-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
Aug 2012
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I'm new here and this is my 1st post. I want to brew a 1 gal batch of cider using Molasses as the sweetener/sugar. Would anyone have an idea as to how much Molasses to use? we're trying to do something similar to Crispin's Lansdowne.

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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Depends on how much of that molasses flavour you want in your end product. In a 1 gallon batch, using molasses as the ONLY added sugar, you might start with 2 - 4 fluid ounces of molasses. Most of it will ferment out, but there will be some residual flavour; You'll just have to experiment as to how much added molasses will give you the flavour profile you're looking for. I can't taste 3 oz in 6 gallons, but I can sure taste 8 oz in six gallons. I use Grandma's Original Molasses:

You might want to use either cane sugar or FAJC (thawed) to boost the ABV & just use the molasses as a flavour adjunct. The point being that you have Pretty much everything except the molasses flavour profile & with that acheived, you can always add more molasses until you reach the desired flavour.
That's the best info I can give you, as I've never used molasses in a 1 gallon batch.
Regards, GF.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:13 AM   #3
Apr 2012
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Thanks for asking on this--I have a batch I'm thinking about doing with mollasses and brown sugar. I was thinking about 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 mollasses.

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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I used a full 12oz jar of grandma's and 12oz of dark brown sugar in a 3 gallon batch.
It fermented out most of the flavor and left me with a hint of molasses taste and an amber color similar to Woodchuck 802.

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