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Old 11-04-2009, 05:00 AM   #21
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Do you recall the price?

I tried our local grocery store and they never heard of it. I checked the sugar and syrup sections just to be sure. They did have demerara and turbinado.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:04 AM   #22
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My SWMBO is English and orders from http://www.foodireland.com/Merchant2...y_Code=british all the time their shipping is fast and reasonable. It's also the site from the Amazon link above.
They have an A+ BBB rating as well and located in NY.

At the end of the day it's way cheaper then the trips we make across the pond and ship boxes of supplies back home

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #23
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In the north east, Wegmans carries it too.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #24
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Do you recall the price?
I didn't notice. I just saw it was there and filed that information away as I walked past. I'll check the price next time I'm in.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #25
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Make it yourself! Golden syrup is roughly 50/50 invert sugar syrup and sucrose (table sugar). You need at least 1/1000th amount of acid per amount of plain table sugar by weight, add water and boil for 20 minutes. Easy. The longer it boils, the darker it gets, so stop when you think it's golden enough. For the acid, I use Cream of Tartar from the grocery store because it seems the most flavor neutral.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_sugar_syrup

First I make a sucrose syrup by adding just enough hot water to dissolve 4 cups of plain old sugar. Adding extra cream of tartar doesn't hurt so next I put in the smallest amount I can measure: 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar. Bring it to a boil and cook for 20 minutes, stirring once in awhile. That's it. I can't tell the difference between this and Lyle's Golden Syrup, but if you want you can mix your now inverted sugar with an equal amount of sucrose syrup (that you cooked without Cream of Tartar) to get closer to what is actually in the can.

 
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #26
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But have you tasted Lyle's? It is amazing. Also, who wants to work sub minimum wage? If you consider your time, it costs you more to make it than buy it.

Please taste Lyles first so you know whether you have come close if you make it yourself.

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Old 11-04-2009, 09:19 PM   #27
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If I start considering my time, then I'll have to quit homebrewing altogether.

And I can't really tell the difference, but then I don't have the most discerning palette either. But the main reason I make it is because it's so hard to find where I live and I haven't planned ahead enough to order it in advance.

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But have you tasted Lyle's? It is amazing. Also, who wants to work sub minimum wage? If you consider your time, it costs you more to make it than buy it.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:32 PM   #28
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Order some now for when you will need it later...

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=427

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:08 AM   #29
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...and it may be blasphemy, but you can also make a bunch of other good stuff out of it besides beer if you have too much.

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Order some now for when you will need it later...

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=427

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:20 AM   #30
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My SWMBO is English and orders from http://www.foodireland.com/Merchant2...y_Code=british all the time their shipping is fast and reasonable. It's also the site from the Amazon link above.
They have an A+ BBB rating as well and located in NY.

At the end of the day it's way cheaper then the trips we make across the pond and ship boxes of supplies back home
Good price. You have to order a minimum of five at $3.29 each. Shipping was about ten bucks, bringing your per can cost to just over $5. Most places I've seen charge close to $6 w/o shipping.
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