- That's fine Pete. How do I know? because I'm in QLD also. With a loooong history of making rum. :)
Slainte! regards Harry
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Pete H" <thursty2@...> wrote:
> Found 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:
> > Pete,
> > 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
> > <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
> > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Distillers/message/47056> This is the
> > stuff ZB uses (if the picture comes out)
> > JB.
> > [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
> > consumption.
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
- i 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.