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feed store molasses

Postby Mooky » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:28 pm

will molasses with propionic acid as a preservative in it be ok to use to make rum?
The only molasses I can find is actually a deer attractant for 10.00 a gallon but the ingredients listed are molasses and propionic acid as a preservative.
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Re: feed store molasses

Postby rad14701 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:43 pm

Do a site search for "propionic acid" and make your own decision...
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Re: feed store molasses

Postby Fastill » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:01 pm

It's what I use for mollassas. Made by evolved habitats.
I mix the mollassas 3 parts water to 1 part mollassas and bring to a boil.
Once it starts to boil I add 1 teaspoon of non iodised salt per gallon of liquid and shut it down.
I then add my white or brown sugar and water to get my S.G. where I want it. I do add some yeast nutrients and epsom salts to the ferment, this ferments out very fast.
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Re: feed store molasses

Postby bez » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:43 pm

i also have a gallon of this same stuff and i am unsure on using it, so i went and bought a gallon of food grade blackstrap molasses. i haven't used it yet tho, my plan was to take the blackstrap and add it to cracked corn ran threw the grain mill with rolled oats, i have had one heck of a time finding sweetfeed without pellets.
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