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Old 03-13-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever brewed with Agave Syrup before? I have a specialty grocery store that sells the stuff pretty cheap and it sounds like an interesting ingredient to mess around with. I was thinking about doing a pale ale with the stuff for a summer brew. Any thoughts?

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Old 03-13-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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Austin Homebrew is selling a kit that uses agave. No idea if it's any good.

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I don't see why it would be a bad thing to experiment with. If they use it to make tequila you can use it in beer...

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I've used it. I thought it was a waste of money. AHB has only the light variety, and it has no flavor. You'll get a lightened body and that's it.

I did see, at WalMart of all places, some amber colored agave nectar on the aisle with the sugar. That might be worth a try.

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I think if you want the flavor you need Agave Nectar. Which I don't know where to get. I also think that regular agave syrup has the same effects as honey, drying the beer out and raising the gravity.

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Throw in some lime peel and you will have "Tequiza".

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Throw in some lime peel and you will have "Tequiza".
Just what I was thinking.
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On that episode of Three Sheets I posted he tastes straight agave and it is flavorless. Its only after they roast the harvested stuff that the sugars/flavors come out.

Is the stuff at the store made from the roasted agave? Or is it clear. Because then I bet it will be flavorless.

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On that episode of Three Sheets I posted he tastes straight agave and it is flavorless. Its only after they roast the harvested stuff that the sugars/flavors come out.

Is the stuff at the store made from the roasted agave? Or is it clear. Because then I bet it will be flavorless.



Thats a good idea...
I dont think it's from roasted agave, it looks like light honey almost. I actually tried a little bit at the store, it has a mild flavor, really sweet, but I only tired a little.
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Hello every one this is my first post on this forum.
Ive used agave necter in a ginger lager before, one quart in a 6 gallon batch.
Basicly take a honey pale recipie that looks good to you and substitute. Its pretty good and all my friends that have tried that beer like it. I will be useing it agian.

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