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AshtrayDinner

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So I have a half a gallon of maple syrup I've been planning on adding to a brew.

I had a recipe around here somewhere that calls for 2 liters of maple syrup. However when I looked at the sugar content on the syrup, there are 32 servings containing 53 grams of sugar each.

32x53=1696
1696/20=84.8

So according to me hydrometer, adding this whole 2 liters as recommended is going to kick my gravity up more than 4% alcohol.

Anyone have experience with maple beers, or other sugars? I am thinking of using maybe half as much syrup.
 

Suthrncomfrt1884

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I did an Imperial Nut Brown Ale where I used about 12 oz of maple syrup in the boil. I didn't notice much of a mapley flavor in the final product, but it did boost my gravity a bit. I would imagine that after adding 2 liters of maple syrup, you'd have a VERY dry beer as most of the syrup seems to ferment out.
 
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