Originally Posted by johnturner9
It's a Midwest supplies recipe. It's an extract kit with specialty grains. It comes with a small bottle of grade A syrup that you add to the boil. When I racked to secondary an tasted a sample the fermentation had taken most of the maple taste and aroma out. So last night I took another small bottle of grade B and added it to the keg before I racked it. Then cold crashed it so I wouldn't fire up another fermentation and save some of the aroma. First sample this morning was great, I'll keep you posted once its sat for a week or so and then carbonated.
Im surprised they included Grade A with that kit... not that anything is wrong with any grade of pure maple syrup.. but Grade A is a lighter flavor profile than the grade B....
Keep me posted for sure.
as I get better at brewing ( still only have like 10 brews under my belt in yr 1 of home brewing) I plan on leaning towards a lot of the maple beers since I have the source for the maple. Plus I just love the maple flavor.