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From: JEEPSRUS <ROBERTN%FM1@sc.intel.com>
Subject: maple syrup stout recipe
Date: 1989-12-06 16:56:00 GMT

Date: Fri, 06 Oct 89 09:29:01 -0700
From: kipps@etoile.ICS.UCI.EDU
Subject: Re: Maple syrup beer



A friend just made up a maple syrup stout. He used 6 lbs. of Australian
Dark Extract (syrup), 1 1/2 oz boiling hops (bullion), and 3/4 cup of
Maple syrup. He just bottled, so I don't know how it'll turn out, but
he said that the bottling taste showed a lot of promise :-).

-Jim Kipps


>
>A friend just made up a maple syrup stout. He used 6 lbs. of Australian
>Dark Extract (syrup), 1 1/2 oz boiling hops (bullion), and 3/4 cup of
>Maple syrup. He just bottled, so I don't know how it'll turn out, but
>he said that the bottling taste showed a lot of promise :-).
>
>-Jim Kipps

From: DELPHI::IN%"kipps@etoile.ICS.UCI.EDU" 1-NOV-1989 10:15

Rob-

The maple syrup stout turned out quite nicely, but I think the recipe can
be improved somewhat. The recipe used 1 1/2 oz of Bullion hops for
boiling, no aromatics. The wort was boiled for an hour. It was primed
with 3/4 cup corn sugar, aged three weeks, and made in a single stage
fermentation. Don't have any specific gravity readings.

While my friend who made this brew claims its the best beer he's ever
tasted, I think there's room for improvement. The maple syrup gave the
stout a nice smooth flavor, but it did not assert itself at all, i.e., you
couldn't taste the maple. The recipe used only 3/4 cup of syrup. I would
raise this to 1 1/2 cups. I would also keep back 1 1/2 qts of wort (two
champaign bottles) for keursening (sp?) and not prime with the corn sugar.
I would also rack it, but it's not necessary.

-Jim

PS I don't know what kind of equipment you have, but here's a tip if you'd
like to do a two stage. Instead of buying a second fermentor at your
local homebrew shop, check out the weekend swap meets in your area.
You can normally find 5 gallon glass carboys for $5. You can also find
ceramic cap bottles (50 cents or less is a good price) and other odd
brewing stuff.

Also, if you're just getting started again, you might like to check
out some mail order brew shops. The one my friends and I use is
William's Brewing; call (415) 895-2739 for a catalog. They have
their own product line plus equipment. Good prices and free shipping
on the West Coast.

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