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Old 10-25-2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default Brewing with STARBURST candy??

As I was sitting at my computer eating some starburst and browsing the forum I had the ridiculous idea of brewing a beer with starburst candy. I did a quick google search and not much came of it. Has anyone tried this before? Not saying that I want to do it but it could be an interesting experiment.

Maybe a basic cream ale or a kolsch with some starbust added into secondary. Is this even possible? I assume they would ferment given the simple sugars in them. Second how would you go about adding them, maybe melting them in some how water and pouring it into secondary? I clearly have too much time on my hands but I cant stop wondering what it might turn out like.

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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Well... to be honest... its sounds... well... yucky.

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm with Gary here.

A+ for creative thinking, but I think the artificial flavorings really wouldn't be very good in a beer. Your idea to melt them down in a boil would *probably* work well and the sugars would certainly ferment, but I really can't see any purpose.

If you actually wanted to do a "starburst" ale, I would add some high fructose corn syrup (or most any simple sugar would probably work) and whatever natural flavoring you were looking for.

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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Hey mate, kudos to the thought process don't worry your not the only one who has tried this some have failed and some have had huge success.

Beers that I have tried using candy in their recipe.

Jaffa Stout - using jaffas obviously.
Candy snake IPA - using those colorful snakes
Green jet plane IPA - using those jet plane candies
Milk bottle milk stout - obviously using candy milk bottles.

All that I tried where incredibly tasty and turned out fantastic. I think the hardest part would be balancing the grain and hop flavor around the candy. I say go for it! Be a pioneer in the brewing world no dream or idea is too ridiculous. If you would like I can ask a few of my brewing buddies who made these beers and find out what grain and hops they used.

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #5
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I agree with you guys... not sure if I will put the time, money or effort into actually brewing it it was just a weird idea I had. Just wanted to solicit some others opinions on the matter. In a day when almost every ingredient on earth has been used to brew, it would be fun to come up with something new.

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sounds like it's a job for littlebrobrews

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sounds like it's a job for littlebrobrews
Try starting with a more "known" ingredient one that people have been using in cooking or preparing food for some time that have "known" results. Like try a szechuan pepper blond or something like that you might find better results, but I'm sure with some tweaking and some entertaining results you will get at least one desired outcome and who knows you might just be onto a world first and if you break ground well enough everyone might start..

If you really wanted to have a go with candy then one of my brewing buddies used the follow recipe for their brew, a lager which turned out great. Don't ask why he used green jet planes even he doesn't know..

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 23.00 L
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Grain & Candy
5.10 kg Pilsner, Malt (100.0 %)
500 gm Green Jet Planes

Hops & Candy
10.00 gm Green Bullet [13.50%] (45 min) Hops 13.1 IBU
10.00 gm Green Bullet [13.50%] (5 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
250 gm Green Jet Planes (5 min)
10.00 gm Green Bullet [13.50%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Hops -

Yeast
1 Pkgs Danish Lager (Wyeast Labs #2042) Yeast-Lager

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 5.10 kg
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A friend of mine is making a sour, flavored with Green Apple Jolly Ranchers. I think he got the recipe off BYO.

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Just soak a few packs of candy in vodka for a month...strain and you have a homemade candy extract. I was really into flavored vodka for a while. Really easy to make amazing mixed drinks from. I would think this would be the best way to achieve this in brewing.

Stir it every few days when soaking and make sure the piece are seperated. Some candy complete dissolves, some clups together. Some absorbs and expands.

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To whomever brews the Starburst brew may doors open for you, dollar bills fall from the sky and women line up for miles to taste its goodness

I may consider it in the future but at the moment I have a maris otter SMaSH and my house pale ale that need brewing.

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