Moving Molasses!

  • Posted by Geoff Whistler on 14/02/2024 at 5:01 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m about to start the process of ‘growing’ my own Bio-Fertiliser. I have no experience in handling molasses and will be wanting to transfer from a 200L drum to an IBC.

    Considering the viscosity of the molasses, does anyone have some practical ideas for achieving this?

    Appreciate your help,


    Max Stam replied 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Brett Hazelden

    15/02/2024 at 5:09 pm

    Geoff- I have stuck with using the 20kg drums to make it a bit easier. All I could suggest is a hand drum pump. There are different versions for fuel, oil, chemicals etc. but the viscosity will be the key driver

  • Lower Blackwood LCDC

    15/02/2024 at 5:09 pm

    Are you talking about transferring the whole drum or just what you need? Either way it does pour fairly easy when warm (ie on a warm day) but there will be a bit of residue left inside the drum. If you leave it upside down to drain into something most of it should come out.

  • Geoff Whistler

    16/02/2024 at 8:58 am

    Thank you to you both.

    I’ll be transferring what I require for the particular batch so will now be looking for a hand pump and then doing it on a warm day!

    Using the smaller volume containers will be the easiest option in the future.


  • Max Stam

    20/02/2024 at 1:02 pm

    The stock feed I buy from has the 200l drum in the sun, on a stand, on it’s side. They have a honey valve screwed into the lid to measure out how much we want.

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