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Old 05-11-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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I was wondering what kind of flavor contribution I will get from this sugar adjunct? I have a ESB recipe that calls for 1 lb of this. I was hoping that a little of the molasses flavor would come through.


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Old 05-11-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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A little of the molasses flavour and that's about it I expect. I just did an ESB with some for the first time, I've yet to taste it though.

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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Old Speckled Hen is a good example of the use of Demerara sugar. Although I think the taste of the lyles golden syrup is predominant. I don't think you get much at all from the sugar, mostly fermentable.

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Agreed, the sugar lends very little if any flavor IME. I could see it adding something in a lighter beer but not an ESB

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I've tried bob's formula for an ordinary bitter; 80/10/10 Marris Otter/C60/Demerara and I think it really lended quite a bit of flavor, also drying it out from the sugar. I use it at about 5% in my current bitter recipies, I really like what it does.

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Demerara is my preferred priming sugar too, especially for any english beer....it will also add a touch of color as an adjunct if you are brewing something really light....

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I know this is an old post but does anyone think that demerara sugar would taste good in pear cider?

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