Maple syrup

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Maple syrup

Postby Jeltz » Wed Jan 21, 2015 23:44

An American guy suggested using it in the ferment and for priming in brown ales.

Sounds interesting has anyone here tried it?

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Re: Maple syrup

Postby rlemkin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 00:00

I've had a few beers with maple syrup and couldn't pick it up very well/at all. I gather it's difficult to get much flavour into the beer, but some seem to think using it for priming is best. I looked this up a while ago and decided it probably wasn't worth the expense... but I'm sure some people on here have tried it and might have something more positive to say!
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Re: Maple syrup

Postby KevinS » Thu Jan 22, 2015 08:41

I've primed a few with maple syrup (honey in some other beers as well) and also made a beer with maple syrup added late boil.

The only real concern I could find was that for some of the food based sugars they are not 100% standardised. So one brand may not have identical sugar content to another. This probably effects honey more than maple at a wild guess though...

All in all, for priming it seemed like an unnecessary expense. I found it took slightly longer to carbonate to the right levels - and is considerably more expensive then sugar.

If you're interested though, definitely give it a try! It's one of the few things you can try safe in the knowledge it won't ever really screw up a brew!
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