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Old 03-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hey folks

I'm aware that people use mollasses, syrup and some lemonade and so forth for likes of poitín and beer and it got me wodnering if I could use something else. I'm really keen on the idea of using fudge to flavour my ale. Is this possible?

Like, if I calculate the amount of sugar in each weight of fudge could it serve as an adjunct or simply as the sugar used along side the yeast? Then again, I might have to worry about the substance...or I may just have to add more water to the liquified fudge then balance out the other ingredients.

Maybe there is a way of extracting the flavour alone?

Help would be appreciate!

Thanks!

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Old 03-30-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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personally i would just use coco or chocolate in my beer. both could be added near the end of the boil to sanitize.

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, how do you mean to sanitize? Can you tell me how you add the chocolate?

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #4
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I would think that fudge has too much fat in it. You could add unsweetened cocoa with 10 or so minutes left to boil.

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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How would having too much fat effect the beer, do you know? Thanks btw

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Fat would probably kill your head retention

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Old 03-30-2010, 11:11 PM   #7
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Fat would probably kill your head retention
^^^^^^^^^^
What he said.
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^^^^^^^^^^
What he said.
Yup, just use the SEARCH function and you will find a bunch of info on this. Use Cocoa instead and if your thinking you want some of the sweetness from Fudge then use a small amount of lactose when bottling.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:52 PM   #9
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And if its enough fat it will separate and form a solid layer like fat in soups does when you refrigerate it.

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And if its enough fat it will separate and form a solid layer like fat in soups does when you refrigerate it.
That could make for one nasty looking beer.
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