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Old 02-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Ok, so I made a winterfest brew a couple months ago. The recipe called for golden syrup which is a british type of breakfast syrup. I subbed log cabin maple syrup in its place since England is 2000 miles away. Well, needless to say, the brew has a bad aftertaste of log cabin. I brewed this before finding homebrewtalk.com and doing a quick search the good folks on here say only use real maple syrup. Anyhow, I'm stuck with log cabin winterfest beer. Oh well, I guess I'll drink it with my pancakes in the morning. 50 bottles left, but I'm not chucking it out. Hell 8% alcohol. I'll force it down. Anyone have a remedy for log cabin aftertaste?

Just figured I'd give a heads up.

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Old 02-09-2009, 02:12 AM   #2
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It doesn't SOUND that bad to me...then again if I described my pumpkin ale it wouldn't sound that bad either, but it was.

I actually used some maple extract in that beer and didn't really taste it. That definitely was not the culprit. I think it could be good in the right beer.

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Log Cabin is mostly corn syrup.

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My advice: boil it down and put it on pancakes.

You could try adding some more spices to drown the flavor, but after tastes are hard to get rid of. Test in one glass first before dosing the whole batch.

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The only part of log cabin syrup that came from a tree was the paper they used for the label.Sorry to hear it's not what you expected. Real maple syrup isn't cheap ,but you'd never believe the difference in flavor.

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Uhm..you can get Lyle's golden syrup at World marketplace stores, English/irish groceries or online....

Even from Amazon.com

Lyle's Golden Syrup 454g: Amazon.com: Grocery

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Pour a gallon into a stock pot, and place on your stove. Warm to a slow boil, and add in 1 cup of spiced rum, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 of a green apple, and 1/2 of an orange. Simmer for 15 minutes. If it's not sweet enough, add 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

Serve warm on a cold winter day!

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Thanks for the link. Anyhow, During that brew, I was not prepared. Well, when the recipe called for golden syrup, well... frankly, f it whats in the fridge. ok 2lbs of log cabin it is.

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No, its bottled. I will drink my mistake whatever the stakes.

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Pour a gallon into a stock pot, and place on your stove. Warm to a slow boil, and add in 1 cup of spiced rum, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 of a green apple, and 1/2 of an orange. Simmer for 15 minutes. If it's not sweet enough, add 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

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