Pre-Treatment of Molasses

edited February 2019 in General

Does anyone here pre-treat their molasses?

I tried the other day with adding water until around 50 brix, checked the ph at 5.2 then heated to 80°C for 45mins then let cool. I only have an electric boiler of 50L with a tap about 60mm (2 1/2 inches) off the bottom but the muck under that tap once I empty it out is unbelievable. The problem I'm having is the loss of brix on the overall amount that is going into the fermenter compared with the untreated molasses. I don't know if there is a lot of sugar in the muck still or was the muck inflating the brix reading in the first place. Any advice would be great.



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