Adding Liqueur at Secondary to Maple Syrup Dark Ale - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Adding Liqueur at Secondary to Maple Syrup Dark Ale

Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
Dec 2011
Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 7

Hi All,

I am brewing a Maple Syrup Dark Ale (Midwest kit) and have read a lot of posts about the maple flavoring not being present when using maple syrup in recipes since the yeast eats up most of the syrup. I'd like to have some hints of maple in my beer and was curious if adding a maple liqueur to my secondary would be an option or if it would just have the same results as adding syrup.

Any opinions on this? How much should I add and what type of impact would this have on the ABV?


Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
VaBrewer's Avatar
May 2011
Manassas, VA
Posts: 312
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

I've had success using the maple syrup to prime the beer instead of corn sugar.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
Oct 2012
Eastern, North Carolina
Posts: 5
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

For your question pertaining to potential ABV%

Originally Posted by XPLSV View Post
For blending, you can start small and make additions to taste, as mentioned. If you are looking for a target ABV, or tracking your additions, you can use the following formula:

% ABV of blend = (AxD)+(BxE)/(D+E)


A=ABV of first liquid (Beer)
B=ABV of second liquid (Bourbon)
D=volume of first liquid (Beer)
E=volume of second liquid

Just keep your units alike, eg, 5.2 % ABV, 40 % ABV, 5 gallons, .25 gallons.
Stole that from this thread

ryan17c Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding maple syrup to the secondary Cold Country Brewery Fermentation & Yeast 30 06-07-2016 02:11 AM
Adding Banana Liqueur to the Secondary? Newguy3420 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 03-28-2012 10:58 PM
Calculating Potential for Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup l3lackEyedAngels Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-08-2011 01:30 PM
Adding Maple Syrup knelson Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-01-2010 09:11 PM
Ever try a maple syrup dark ale??? MgMt_Home_Brew Recipes/Ingredients 11 09-19-2008 11:48 AM

Forum Jump