Just did a batch with dark brown sugar. Tastes different from EdWort's recipe, but still good. Planning to have it mulled with cinnamon & additional sweetening for the holidays. Can't blame you for wanting to follow Ed's recipe, but I've about decided that it's hard to mix AJ, sugar, and yeast in the same container in pretty much any combination and not have it come out good.
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