My Newest Brew.
So, I just racked a new, and very experimental, brew. It don’t know how to classify it, but it is in essence a mead but with blackstrap molasses instead of honey. I added some cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamon for personality. I didn’t have a favorable yeast, but this batch is really just for proof of concept.
If it is drinkable, I’m gonna buy a shit ton of molasses and probably try a batch with an ale yeast. I’m just looking for a beverage that I can make large amounts of in a short period of time with a low cost of production and decent alcohol percentage.
A rough calculation showed an estimated 5.6% alcohol per volume, which I would like to increase in future batches. The only problems I can anticipate concern the amount of molasses needed to bring the potential alcohol higher. I think the viscosity of the liquid might kill the yeast. But even using half refined sugar and half molasses will reduce the cost significantly. It really didn’t taste bad out of the boiling pot, but we’ll see how things turn out after it has a few months to ferment.
If it seems productive, and I get positive feedback on it, I think it might have potential appeal. A VERY cheep alcoholic beverage with good % alcohol. The fact that it’s a straight up molasses taste might be a problem, but I’m really not sure what it’ll be like.
If it’s good I’m gonna call it Blackstrap Bear Trap, lol.