Molasses Wine?!?

by David

I said I was a bit obsessive and even a touch crazy in my post Itching to Make Wine, but had I gone to far when I decided to make Molasses Wine?

Only time will tell. After doing a little research I have been led to believe that this is undistilled Rum…but who knows?

Batch Data:

1 Gallon
Beer Rabit Molasses 48 Fl oz Lavin K1-V116
  • Tea Bag
  • 1 Orange
  • 25 Raises

Starting Conditions:

Starting Gravity 1.16
Temperature 71° F

So, I bought the molasses at Wal-mart (See Picture Below), I don’t know the difference between “full flavor,” “Gold” or “Green label.” I bought full flavor, why not right? The molasses smells really, really strong and it doesn’t taste that good by its self. I’m not sure if this stuff is going to be any good, I guess we will find out, right?





Pitch The Yeast!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nathan January 13, 2012 at 23:34

Hi, I found this post as I was researching some things. I was thinking about making a wine using molasses and I stumbled across your page. How did things turn out?

David Mon January 16, 2012 at 12:33

Hey Nathan, Based on what I did above I would have to say it was pretty gross. If you like really dark beer might be worth a shot, but dont make more than a gallon.

Eaglestar Martin October 23, 2014 at 03:33

Molasses Wine: 1-2 bottles molasses 3 cups sugar 3 tablespoons dry tea, steeped in a little water (include the leaves and the tea and all.. this is food for your yeast) 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon champagne yeast – I think that’s the only way you’ll get to 12 % alcohol. If you use regular bread yeast that is fresh, you’ll get 9-10% alcohol. water to 1 gallon airlock or balloon with a hole in the top to cover your container while fermenting

f you like spicedrum molasses wine might be good for you. I just got done racking a batch for the third time and it tastes great. Recipe was:

I used grandmas gold standard molasses
6 packets tea
2whole cloves
two packet bread yeast.

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