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Maple Beer

Postby mpreynders » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:20 pm

I am planning on making a maple brown ale soon by using syrup that I made from my own backyard. My question is when I should add maple syrup to the boil and would it be a good idea to bottle with syrup instead of priming sugar? If i do use syrup for bottling, how would I go about doing so?
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Postby jawbox » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:57 pm

You want to add it towards the end of the boil to make sure you don't get any infections in your beer. I wouldn't recommend using it raw for bottling.
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maple priming

Postby mpreynders » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:19 pm

I wouldn't use it raw for bottling, but I remember reading somewhere that you can boil it into water and then prime with it.
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primed with maple sugar

Postby mpreynders » Thu May 06, 2010 7:49 pm

I ended up priming my brown ale recipe with homemade maple syrup and it worked perfectly. I just figured out the brix of the sugar, calculated how much carbonation I would need for the whole batch, and then measured out exactly how much syrup I would need. This website helped me figure it out: http://www.byo.com/stories/recipes/arti ... -mr-wizard

Anyway, I served the beer at a cookout and everybody thought it was absolutely delicious. I couldn't be happier with the result
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