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Old 03-15-2009, 07:07 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 View Post
I've used up to 2 lbs of dark brown sugar and the cider has a slight taste tastes and odor like maple syrup. Just slightly more than subtle, but nowhere near overpowering. Very nice touch.

Using 4 lbs, well, you better like maple flavor.
Well I had to rack my rocket fuel into a secondary sooner than I would have liked but I needed my primary fermenting container for another project. Any way, after getting 6.5 gallons racked into another 5 gallon carboy and a one gallon jug, I decided to have a tall sample glass out of fears of maple syrup. I didn't really taste it as it was still really green and bit like a rattle snake but, after one tall 16oz glass, it about knocked me into tomorrow.

Figure about another 3-4 months in secondary to smooth out before I'll notice all the extra brown sugar?
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #12
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Difficult to say since you used light brown sugar, but I'd say the flavor is in there somewhere.

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