Recently I have become more fascinated with the practice of carbohydrate loading during the various periods of the flowering cycle in a hydroponics system. It was something that I had never payed close attention to, as developing, managing and maintaining an optimal salts regiment is an incredibly advanced task in and of itself. I feel like it has taken a lifetime to just to understand advanced supplemental nutrients in hydroponics and how to implement them optimally in conjunction with the standard base elements. I though I would initiate this topic in a thread after seeing a lot post pertaining to adding Molasses or a 'Simple Syrup Concoction' as a method of Carbo loading during the flowering cycle of a plant. most of the post read like this 'Just through some molasses in the nutes bro!!'. These post make very little sence to me. It is my understanding that at a molecular level the pant cannot uptake these available carbohydrates due to the size of the molecule being to large. It would seem that some type of enzymatic would have to be administered to help break down the molecule to a smaller form so that the plants root system my uptake these carbs. This limited understanding of this process has left me with questions pertaining to the use, method and benefits of this process. 1.) Has anyone experimented with this process of pre-engaging the break down of the carbohydrates? 2.) What methods were used? 3.) what types of formulas were administered, Carbohydrate vs. Enzymatic? 4.) During what period of the cycle was the process applied? 5.) How Does all of this relate to the Brix levels of the plant? 6.) What metabolic process or physical processes of the plant benefit from all of this?