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Thinning out molasses-what to use? #6351692
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Hey guys-just starting to get my stuff ready to do some coon trapping.What do you thin it out with so it comes out of a squeeze bottle easier.I am thinking just water-but maybe there is more to it?

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6351706
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Water will thin it out. A little goes a long ways!

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6351746
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I use fish oil to cut mine. Seems to work decent. Mine is mostly used as a trailing scent or just off the edge of trails


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Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: ROCTrapper] #6351749
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Originally Posted By: ROCTrapper
I use fish oil to cut mine. Seems to work decent. Mine is mostly used as a trailing scent or just off the edge of trails


It'll separate so you need top shake it before use but it'll work IF you want fishy odors there. I have used it that way with good success but prefer no fishy smells for my trailing scents to help avoid non-target catches, specifically in DP trap situations.

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6351759
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I use it on the lip of the DP-I have found it better than fish oil-at least it tastes good as where fish oil doesn't.Thanks guys-I just couldn't remember whether it was water or something else.

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6351797
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Just put it in the fridge, it will thin right down,lol

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Pancake syrup is what I use to thin mine down, or used fryer oil. Give it a shake and squirt.

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6351974
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Lol, Phil

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6352003
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I'd use an oil of some sort, preferably one not prone to go rancid. Maybe veget able or corn? That or some glycol. I wouldn't use water as adding water to super saturated sugars like honey/syrup/jams/jellies is how you start mead/wine.

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: warrior] #6352005
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The alcohol and amino acids might be a good thing. You ever seen a coon go to work on spent grains out of a mash barrel?

Re: Thinning out molasses-what to use? [Re: MB Coonguy] #6352014
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I see no reason to thin it. I never have anyway. Coons love it.

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Imitation vanilla will do it and add some extra attractant. I also use imitation vanilla to make honey squirt out of the bottle.

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When I used to try make home made lures, I always had trouble with thin an thick separate, well not mix well an separate on ground, glycol was said to be good to mix with fish oil, I try that an upon checking traps, I could clearly see the glycol seperate from fish oil on ground by pocket set on Creek bank, I then an now use glycerine, how much does cheap molasses cost ? This is giving me ideas, I wonder how would squirt or at all, from 16 oz, squirt bottle with a flip top that mixed with salmon oil ? Or smell? I not thinking that well squirt at all ? But sounding like good attractant, not sure how well do in freezing weather

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Why waste time thinning the stuff. I go down to the local feed mill and one can buy a gallon about 9 lbs. for $2 or less. It's 20 cents a lbs.

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Originally Posted By: bblwi
Why waste time thinning the stuff. I go down to the local feed mill and one can buy a gallon about 9 lbs. for $2 or less. It's 20 cents a lbs.

Bryce


Because when itís cold enough outside, I donít wanna be waiting on the molasses to squirt. Also, a pancake syrup bottle happens to be pretty useful for a squirt bottle, and it has a big hole to squirt out of. It doesnít have anything to do with trying to save money or molasses. Itís just easier thatís all. Doesnít take much effort to dump a little bit of molasses and syrup into a squirt bottle. A lot less effort than it takes to squirt straight molasses in a freezer. I get unlimited French fryer oil so once the syrup is gone, I use fry oil until the syrup bottle is shot, then I go buy another bottle of syrup for $1.

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U think salmon oil an molasses would be z good mix? Would it squirt out of a 16 oz. Squirt bottle? The kind u get from trapping supply ?

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Any feed mill carries it ? I check online at farm supply store an nothing came up

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Originally Posted By: bblwi
I go down to the local feed mill and one can buy a gallon about 9 lbs. for $2 or less. It's 20 cents a lbs.

Bryce


No around here. They want like $60+ for a 5 gallon bucket. Also I have bought it that was about as thick and pancake syrup and some so thick you could hardly squeeze it out of a milk jug with the lid off.

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Originally Posted By: bblwi
I go down to the local feed mill and one can buy a gallon about 9 lbs. for $2 or less. It's 20 cents a lbs.

Bryce


No around here. They want like $60+ for a 5 gallon bucket. Also I have bought it that was about as thick and pancake syrup and some so thick you could hardly squeeze it out of a milk jug with the lid off.


Exactly-so asked how to thin it out so that you CAN squeeze it out of a squeeze bottle-thank you guys!

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Well I guess I am fortunate. I use gallons of it to spread over lower quality hay to feed my beef cows. I will keep it at room temp in the winter but the stuff I get is about like syrup or a bit more liquid than that. I prefer it not so liquid, it stays where one puts it better and straight up has a lot more odor too.

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Originally Posted By: bblwi
the stuff I get is about like syrup or a bit more liquid than that.


Probably why itís so cheap compared to everybody else. How many brix is it? I think the molasses I get the most is like 85 brix or something like that. In the time it takes you to walk a line on a cold day, or drive it in a utv, youíre not squirting this stuff out of a squirt bottle.

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If it works for me and has great odor I could care less what brix it is. The coons have not told me it is low quality stuff.
I will check what it is however just so one can compare.
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Really, he asked about thinning it down, and even the thickest stuff I have gotten could be thinned with less probably a cup of water per gallon to get it thin enough to squirt out of a typical squirt top bottle. Like I said the first post a little goes a long ways. Its not like adding 2 parts water to one part molasses. You're not going to dilute the smell.

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It is $20.for 5 gallon pail at feed mill, sounds like good idea but I already have enough attractants for early season, without getting a 5 gallon bucket, late season, it just to cold for mollases, what well mink think of mollases ?

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Have you tried Glycerine?


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