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Old 10-28-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about making a Butterscotch-Chocolate Stout. I was wondering the best way to go about creating the butterscotch taste. I read something about Golden Syrup having this characteristic, but I am not sure when to add it or how much to add, nor if it is even readily available. This is only my second beer, so it would be very basic. I was planning on using a Stout kit and adding my own chocolate flavor (probably bakers chocolate) as well as the butterscotch. Does this sound feasible, or am I getting ahead of myself? Thanks for any input.

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #2

I'd try finding some butterscotch flavoring. LorAnn's sells very good candy flavorings. You might be able to find something there. I couldn't tell you how much of that to add though. Also, I wonder if a butterscotch ice cream syrup would work? You'd have to check the ingredients on both of these pretty carefully. Make sure there's nothing in them that will kill you yeast.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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If I recall correctly there was a lot of discussion about butterscotch in the Harry Potter Butterbeer thread.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Purchase some Werthers butterscotch candy and make a simple syrup, should work fine.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Use a lager yeast and don't do a D-rest!
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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crystal.....40 or so?

One of the crystals in that range has some definite butterscotch notes.

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Stauffbier
Use a lager yeast and don't do a D-rest!
Exactly! Use techniques that keep diacetyl in the beer. Perhaps Pacific Ale Yeast from White Labs? It's the Redhook strain, which leaves a decent diacetyl-based butterscotch flavor. Ehh...
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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^ Good ideas here. But they also make butterscotch extract.

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