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Old 09-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Amber ale with actual amber

Anyone tried to brew some? I just bought a sack of raw amber, most of it is going into a a piece of furniture I'm building but I'm thinking of making the rest into an ale . Its just tree sap after all, and in the olden days it was sometimes burnt as incense. Could be an epic beer.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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..............is it ingestable?

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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I always thought Amber was fossilized; essentially a rock.

Not sure how you would use it?

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
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Its actually very moldable if you boil it. I'm thinking boil it soft and then slice it into thin pieces and boil again until it dissolves completely.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
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I stand corrected:

http://www.fullchisel.com/blog/?p=1085

.....Learn new stuff every day. Still not sure about its use in a beer.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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Definitely let us know how it turns out. I'd probably go with the less is more approach until you can get a better feel for how to use this stuff though.

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Tree sap.......

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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Interesting. From what I've read you need to get temps up to at least 300 Degrees F. to completely dissolve some ambers and others up to 500F. (per the blog post posted by mthompson) So I am curious to see how you do this and even more curious to hear how it turns out. Best of luck with this.

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What attributes should one expect this to impart upon the beer?

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