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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:43 pm

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Well I do enjoy a dark rum every now and then. But I only drink a shot or two. So I would have to use less, maybe a teaspoon per 16oz of coffee?

Taste is subjective. I don't know how you expect someone else to tell you how much will taste good to you.
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:26 pm

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whm1974 wrote:
Well I do enjoy a dark rum every now and then. But I only drink a shot or two. So I would have to use less, maybe a teaspoon per 16oz of coffee?

Taste is subjective. I don't know how you expect someone else to tell you how much will taste good to you.

I was just wondering if anyone else tried it before.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:19 am

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Well I do enjoy a dark rum every now and then. But I only drink a shot or two. So I would have to use less, maybe a teaspoon per 16oz of coffee?

Taste is subjective. I don't know how you expect someone else to tell you how much will taste good to you.

I was just wondering if anyone else tried it before.

I have used mollases for home-brew rootbeer, and a little bit goes a loooonnnnggg way...once you get it fully dissolved, which takes some doing. It has a powerful flavor and may taste slightly sharp or metallic if you add too much.
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:27 am

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whm1974 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Taste is subjective. I don't know how you expect someone else to tell you how much will taste good to you.

I was just wondering if anyone else tried it before.

I have used mollases for home-brew rootbeer, and a little bit goes a loooonnnnggg way...once you get it fully dissolved, which takes some doing. It has a powerful flavor and may taste slightly sharp or metallic if you add too much.

I've had similar experiences using it as an ingredient in beer (the alcoholic kind, not root beer). While it does not add sweetness in that case since all of the sugars ferment, it can add a metallic "twang". It's a fine line between getting a light "rummy" character (which is what you're typically after) and avoiding the metallic note.

At the end of the day, molasses is a concentrate of all the impurities and trace minerals that are removed from sugarcane when it is refined to make white sugar. So it is not surprising that it has a strong, "minerally" flavor.

Rather than guess, just start with a full glass of whatever you're trying to sweeten, and add molasses 1/8 tsp at a time (making sure to dissolve thoroughly after each dose), until you reach the level of sweetness you want or the molasses character starts to become too strong for your tastes. Keep track of how many doses you add, and then you'll know exactly how much to use next time.
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:31 am

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whm1974 wrote:
I was just wondering if anyone else tried it before.

I have used mollases for home-brew rootbeer, and a little bit goes a loooonnnnggg way...once you get it fully dissolved, which takes some doing. It has a powerful flavor and may taste slightly sharp or metallic if you add too much.

I've had similar experiences using it as an ingredient in beer (the alcoholic kind, not root beer). While it does not add sweetness in that case since all of the sugars ferment, it can add a metallic "twang". It's a fine line between getting a light "rummy" character (which is what you're typically after) and avoiding the metallic note.

At the end of the day, molasses is a concentrate of all the impurities and trace minerals that are removed from sugarcane when it is refined to make white sugar. So it is not surprising that it has a strong, "minerally" flavor.

Rather than guess, just start with a full glass of whatever you're trying to sweeten, and add molasses 1/8 tsp at a time (making sure to dissolve thoroughly after each dose), until you reach the level of sweetness you want or the molasses character starts to become too strong for your tastes. Keep track of how many doses you add, and then you'll know exactly how much to use next time.

Using 1/8 of a teaspoon to start with sounds like good advice. I put too much of that stuff on toast before and didn't like it.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 am

Drink lots of water. Water is the best thing you can drink. Staying well hydrated will help you to burn fat and benefit your metabolism.

You'll lose some weight by cutting out soda, be strong, my dude! Your body will thank you for it.

If you miss the bubbles, there's always Perrier or club soda.

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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:42 am

Well guys, by this Monday afternoon coming up, I will have stop drinking soda for three weeks now. while I still have the cravings they much lower then when I started quitting.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 am

Good for you, whm. How does it feel?
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:15 am

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Good for you, whm. How does it feel?

Pretty good actually. I haven't been eating out either for the last three weeks either. Other then going to Walgreen and getting a few things, I also been saving up my money.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:36 am

whm, how's this going?
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:31 am

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Well I only brought brown sugar because Walgreen didn't have any Stevia and it was much cheaper then Splenda was.

Nutritionally it is effectively identical to plain sugar. Unless you bought "raw" or "turbinado" sugar, it is actually refined white sugar that has had a little of the molasses (which is refined out in the production process) mixed back into it. The difference between light and dark brown sugar is the amount of molasses that gets reintroduced after the sugar has been refined.

Well that is well I'm only using one teaspoon of brown sugar instead of two.


My coffee additives used to be 1/2 teaspoon sugar in the day and 1/2 measure of Jim Beam in the evening.
Now it's 1/4 teaspoon of honey. Don't know if it's any healthier than sugar-but it's nice...............................
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:53 am

Have you lost any significant weight by eating in and laying off the pop? That's a double win and good on you! I love stories of people being healthier. Good luck and keep it up.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:17 am

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Have you lost any significant weight by eating in and laying off the pop? That's a double win and good on you! I love stories of people being healthier. Good luck and keep it up.

I was drinking diet so no weight loss.

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whm, how's this going?

Still laying off the soda. It is getting a little easier.

Oh, Merry Xmas to everyone.
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:08 am

Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 pm

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Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!

Well two week later I still going without soda, and my wallet is slowly getting healthier...
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:07 pm

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NTMBK wrote:
Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!

Well two week later I still going without soda, and my wallet is slowly getting healthier...


How are you feeling? Starting to feel the health benefits yet?
 
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Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:38 pm

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Congrats on sticking with this, breaking a habit is damn hard!

Well two week later I still going without soda, and my wallet is slowly getting healthier...


How are you feeling? Starting to feel the health benefits yet?

Not sure, I was drinking diet so no weight loss there.
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