Molasses suppliers

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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby warramungas » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:16 am

Just a heads up for WA rum makers. You can get as much molasses as you want at city livestock on gnangara road near ellenbrook (west of) for about $2 a liter.
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Offline » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:15 pm

Old thread i know but i can't find any more recent.
I'm after a supplier in the Newcastle region?

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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby wynnum1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:33 pm

Have you looked at where they sell for race horses last time i looked at a seller there seemed to be a shortage of supply and had none in stock.
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby gad » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:55 am

I get mine in the Canberra region & the brand is Castlereagh. The Castlereagh feeds web site:

https://castlereaghfeeds.com.au/

under "Find a Stockist", list several around the Newcastle area.

Cheers. (I pay $24.50 for a 13kg bucket)
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Offline » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:17 am

gad wrote:The Castlereagh feeds web site:

https://castlereaghfeeds.com.au/

under "Find a Stockist", list several around the Newcastle area.

Cheers. (I pay $24.50 for a 13kg bucket)


They even have a stockist in my suburb, if they don't actually stock it i'll be able to ask if they can get some in at least.
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Joycy » Sat May 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Wondering where the rum makers source their molasses in Brisbane and how much I should be looking at paying per litre/kg? Have found some in small quantities but works out a little expensive when doing a few batches. Thanks guys
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby RC Al » Sat May 25, 2019 3:41 pm

As mentioned earlier a few use capalaba produce - i cant comment on where they are with availability or price though -

Northsiders are a bit screwed, nothing reliable has been reported lately? - I have access to 50c/l gear (200l min buy), its a mere 30 min drive for me - but im 200k north of brissy - I would volunteer to pick some up for pple, but im not up for splitting any yet - i got enough on my plate distilling wise with AG shenanigans on my hit list atm

Many only run it in summer, From what i understand, your better off fermenting then, the extra heat stress on the yeast brings out some desired flavours

So apparently there was a molasses shortage this year :think: :shock: Might be best to just jump on the phone and call around, if you find any good deals, let us know :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Joycy » Sat May 25, 2019 8:00 pm

Thanks Al, post was pretty old so thought I would ask the question. I've got some of that Bundy Molasses previously mentioned but thought there might be something better out there.
I don't suppose a heat belt would help with the 'chilly' Brissie winter temperatures would it? I'm not a rum man but I've tried some from the newish rum distillery in Milton and it's not a bad drop even without ageing, so I thought I would try it out
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby RC Al » Sat May 25, 2019 11:49 pm

Heat belt will help (might want a thermostat on that), what size fermenter you using? How warm is your brew area? It will ferment, , just different to how it would in summer

We already had single digit temps a few nights here, once I I get around to using different yeasts and I have a better idea of temps where I plan to use larger fermenters, I will work out a brewing schedule based on season to avoid using too much power.

Dead fridges are meant to be good for regulating temps, depends on space available
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Joycy » Sun May 26, 2019 12:20 am

I'm going to use 60l fermenters in my garage. The garage is a double garage with garages either side and unit above so it's not the coldest place, although we are expecting single figures next week too.
I've got 4 60l drums and was thinking of doing 4 batches at a time so have enough after stripping all 4 to do a spirit run without having to wait for 4 generations
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby The Stig » Sun May 26, 2019 8:20 am

You have a bubbler, you dont need to strip.
Single run is the go.
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby r1zzla » Sun May 26, 2019 8:49 am

Does anyone know of a good molasses supplier in Adelaide ?
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Joycy » Sun May 26, 2019 10:55 am

Stig, you think just single runs through 4 plates? How does it compare to stripping and spirit run through a pot?
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby The Stig » Sun May 26, 2019 11:10 am

The whole idea behind the bubbler is single run full flavour high ABV.
Your not going to get the full manky flavour you would via a basic pot still but its a more polished flavour.
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Joycy » Sun May 26, 2019 1:05 pm

Great, same as the Whiskey then.
In regards to generations the usual is to make 4 generations, add it together and run it all but what if I made 4 separate batches together. I make 4 1st gen batches and run them together then go on to 2nd, 3rd and 4th gens, essentially the whole run would be a single generation as opposed to mixed 1-4. How would this affect the taste overall with the supposed unique and complex flavours in the later gens?
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby The Stig » Sun May 26, 2019 2:55 pm

I only ever do single gen rum , gives me the flavoring I’m after.
Bigger brains will have a better answer
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby coffe addict » Sun May 26, 2019 9:00 pm

I won't profess to be the bigger brains that stig is talking about but here's my 2c...
I reuse dunder but pitch new yeast as lowans is perfectly adapted to molasses as it's bread/cultivated/raised (no idea about the correct term) on molasses anyway and it's dirt cheap.
Doing it this way helps me get more of the dirty funky flavours that I like oh and I'm back to pot stilling too lol
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby r1zzla » Mon May 27, 2019 1:52 am

r1zzla wrote:Does anyone know of a good molasses supplier in Adelaide ?

Sorry to drag this thread back to " Molasses suppliers"
But ...

Does anyone know of a good molasses supplier in Adelaide ?
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby Offline » Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 pm

I ended up finding a supplier in Newcastle/Lake Macquarie called Cardiff Produce.
They do stock feed and the like.
I'm not sure of the quality/suitability yet as i only used a small amount in my last gen.
$2 a liter filled from an IBC or they had some prefilled 2 liter containers when i was there.

Cheers
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Re: Molasses suppliers

Postby mjcj01 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:53 am

RC Al wrote:As mentioned earlier a few use capalaba produce - i cant comment on where they are with availability or price though -

Northsiders are a bit screwed, nothing reliable has been reported lately? :


Try Brendale Produce...they sell it
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