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Old 01-15-2012, 06:12 AM   #1
HolidayIF1488
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Since I started brewing I've looked for things to make my beer good and also different. When in the supermarket I'm always looking for new things to add for taste mainly like spices or sugars that have a distinct flavor. The most recent thing was bottling a cream ale with Irish cream flavored agave nectar. I was just curious what my fellow home brewers were adding that was a little out of the ordinary. (FYI the agave nectar gave it a really good Irish cream flavor after about 3weeks of aging.)



 
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
HopLife
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I have not tried it yet... I am very interested in using fresh mint sprigs.


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Old 01-15-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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I'm desperately trying to make a caramel vanilla ale that isn't overpowering. It's tough!

Additions that work though are honey to a belgian (standard from what I've read, though tasty!)

 
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultrazord
I'm desperately trying to make a caramel vanilla ale that isn't overpowering. It's tough!

Additions that work though are honey to a belgian (standard from what I've read, though tasty!)
If it's a sugar your trying to get your flavor from or a spice and you bottle try making a primer tea I've found that seems to bring out the flavor well with age. But beware using too much will over power easily.
I'm just starting to try this with keging it doesn't work as well yet but like all things it takes time & experience to perfect just like hops & grain. The easiest way to make things not overpowering is obvious find out what it is that is overpowering and us less of it,or find a way to balance it out.

 
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