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 Post subject: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:04 pm 
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hunter nutrition out of indiana sells buckets of molasses for $15, plus shipping. has anyone found a similar source locally?


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I can buy a 50 lb bag of dry molasses for approx. $11.00 at my local farm feed supply store here in central Alabama.

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:46 am 
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bes-tex in san angelo has 30 lbs bags of dry molasses but I don't know the cost off the top of my head. 60 pounds and shipping might be around $70. 30 pounders arent on their web site but call and they might be able to help you.


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:05 am 
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The farm and ranch co-op in New Braunfels sells bulk molasses for about a dollar per gallon if you bring in your own container. A gallon weighs 15 pounds so if you were thinking of having it shipped, keep that in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:11 am 
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I just bought some from my local co-op yesterday. They say theirs weighs 11 pounds per gallon. Wonder what the difference is. I bought 50# for nine dollars. I have bought elsewhere and used the dry from Tractor supply but this is by far the cheapest. Will see how I like it when I use it.


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:27 pm 
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I coughed up $20 for 50# @ Russell Feed in NW Ft. Worth for dry molassess.


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:11 am 
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If you purchase the molasses in a feed store, I assume that is not organic, so does that matter? Also what are the ingredients in the molasses, what does it contain. I am referring to the liquid and the dry.


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:40 am 
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Dry molasses is a great and powerful biostimulant, no matter if it is truly USDA certified organic or not.

It is usually composed of blackstrap molasses or beet molasses, sprayed and dried on various forms of old grain roughage (i.e. rice, wheat, oats, soybean, etc.).

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 pm 
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If you insist on an organic pedigree for your garden amendments, you'll be looking for a long time.

50 pounds of dry molasses is made by pouring 15 pounds of wet molasses (worth about a dollar) onto 35 pounds of agricultural waste (otherwise they would pay someone to haul it away).

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:42 am 
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So glad to have found this forum. So when you spray molasses on dry material, do you thin it a bit with water first? How much?


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:50 pm 
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No, you use it plain and dry all over your lawn or garden beds.
A little sprinkle here and there is all it takes to increase the soil microbes in your topsoil.

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:09 am 
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William,

Thanks. I don't think I asked my question very well. What I mea to ask is, if one were to make one's own dry molasses by spraying molasses onto bran, chopped up corn husks, whatever -- would one thin the molasses a bit with water before spraying onto the dry stuff? Then when it dries, sprinkling it around as you describe.

I ask because this whole molasses thing reminds me very much of the EM which is some ferment from Japan, where you order the starter and mix it with molasses and water, let it ferment, then use it for basically everything but brushing your teeth....including making bokashi (EM on bran which is used to compost food scraps with some kind of anaerobic fermentation process). Making one's own without paying for starter seems the way to go!


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:39 am 
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That sounds really cool!
Go for it!

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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:43 am 
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Hey Captain Compost, we are sort of neighbors I guess. Our farm is in Perry County, just off Highway 80 about halfway between Selma and Dempolis.

What are you growing?

Oops, I realize this is a bit off topic, sorry about that.

When I get around to trying making my own dry molasses, I'll let y'all know how it turns out.


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 Post subject: Re: 50# bulk molasses
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Call me or look me up offline from this website, and let's talk!

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