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Old 08-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
Feb 2009
Oceanside, CA
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I am getting redy tho throw down a pumpkin ale and I have seen some recipes that use Maple Syrup....What are the benefits or negatives of this addition in the boil....obviously more fermentables...but will it help the flavor profile in any way??
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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Maple is a pretty subtle flavor, and with the spices going on I think you would have to use more than it would be worth. The simple sugars in it will dry out the beer, so consider upping the mash temp and/or crystal malt if you do want to use it.
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