Originally Posted by sweed
Good to know!
Made a maple mead/wine with some in December 2011. Bottled it after just over a year. Went to almost 14% ABV and remained sweet (yeast could go to 14%). FG was about 1.008 (without looking at my notes). GREAT flavor from the syrup used. About $18/quart (you pay more for grade A typically) from Amazon (prime so no shipping costs). It's not easy to find grade B syrup in stores, which is why I ordered it online. I would advise using no more than a pint at first (in a 5 gallon batch) and sample it a week or two later. If you want more maple flavor, add the balance (or another cup) and repeat the process.
I'm getting ready to use more of the syrup I have on hand (got a good amount still) to make another batch... If you want to swing over to Nashua to sample, let me know.
Oh, and I plan on never buying grade A syrup ever again.