- View SourceFound me a supplier of molasses. Spoke with their distributor who says they get it from the factory (CSR in Queensland) without any additives. I notice it is called Blackstrap. Is there anything obvious in this analysis that makes it unsuitable?
Potassium (K) 2.0%
Calcium (Ca) 1.15%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.61%
Sulphur (S) 0.5%
Sodium (Na) 0.10%
Phosphorous (P) 0.07%
Iron (Fe) 246.00 mg/kg
Manganese (Mn) 82.40 mg/kg
Zinc (Zn) 11.60 mg/kg
Copper (Cu) 11.00 mg/kg
The product brochure also states that the molasses contains sucrose, glucose and fructose but not to what extent.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...> wrote:
> When using feedstock grade molasses, check ingredients very carefully.
> Most molasses of this type contains persevatives like proprionic acid
> (see my posting
> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/message/38508> ) which is
> very deadly to yeast.
> If you find an unadulterated source, then its fine to use. ZB has used
> a feedstock grade made by Land O' Lakes Purina that is unaduterated and
> works well. See the thread "Calling all Rummies"
> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/47056> This is the
> stuff ZB uses (if the picture comes out)
> [Molasses Label]
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Pete H" <thursty2@> wrote:
> > Every post I read about making rum makes my mouth water. I'm dead keen
> to try, but, I'm unable to locate molasses suitable for human
> > I bought a couple kgs of molasses from a feedstock supplier and asked
> them about its quality. Seems it's good only for animals and may contain
> salts. Given that the fermented result is going to have the guts boiled
> out of it, is there any reason for concern, or should I forget about it?
> > Apparently landscapers also use their molasses. They spray it onto
> newly rolled lawn at the rate of 1 teaspoon per 5 litres water.
> > cheers
- View Sourcei got some, was told "food grade" again. no additives of any kind. ill do a little testing first. if all fails there will be a lot of happy deer around. well maybe one not so happy LOL.