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How to Make Molasses at Home: A Complete and Easy Way

Kalyca Krisandini
Kalyca Krisandini
15 April 2024
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Learning how to make molasses and practicing it at home is very possible to do. As a shrimp farmer, knowing how to make molasses will come in very handy when you wish to cut expenses on treatment budgets.

Molasses is the main ingredient in the biofloc system and can be used to make probiotics. Its existence will therefore benefit the cultivation. If you are interested in making your own molasses at home, check out the discussion below.

Benefits of Molasses for Shrimp Farms

Molasses is actually a byproduct of sugarcane processing and it contains sucrose. This component has long been used to enhance shrimp farming, particularly when it comes to treatment application.

Furthermore, the following are molasses’ overall benefits for shrimp farms:

Fermentation mixture

Molasses serve as a fermentation mixture since it can be a food source for bacteria. This component also serves as a source of growth for heterotrophic bacteria in the making of probiotics, which can suppress the growth of pathogens and subsequently maintain shrimp health.

The main ingredient for biofloc implementation

Apart from being a fermentation mixture, molasses is also beneficial for adding carbon (C) sources and increasing the C/N ratio in the biofloc system cultivation. The function of this system is to decrease wasted protein levels to reduce waste. Carbon addition can also increase heterotrophic bacteria in pond water and sediment.

How to Make Molasses at Home

Knowing how to make molasses begins with preparing the tools and ingredients needed. These tools include

  • Stove
  • Pan
  • Wood stirrer

Meanwhile, the ingredients needed include

  • 500 grams of white or brown sugar
  • 500 ml of clean water

Once the tools and ingredients are ready, proceed making molasses by following these steps:

  1. Heat water in the pan until it boils.
  2. Add sugar to boiling water.
  3. Stir until the sugar dissolves or is mixed evenly with the water.
  4. Turn off the stove.
  5. Cool the mixture until it thickens.
  6. Molasses is ready to use.

Conclusion

Shrimp farmers who wish to save budgets on treatment can learn how to make molasses from sugar. If you are interested in making your own molasses at home, follow these steps:

  1. Heat water in the pan until it boils.
  2. Add sugar to boiling water.
  3. Stir until the sugar dissolves or is mixed evenly with the water.
  4. Turn off the stove.
  5. Cool the mixture until it thickens.
  6. Molasses is ready to use.

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  • Check shrimp price trends in various regions
  • And many more!

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