- Jun 4, 2017
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Thanks! I'm glad that everybody likes this beerI brewed this one with dextrose instead of the syrup using 002. Best english beer I ever brewed. 74% attenuation.
Simple. Thick. Tasty.
I can only imagine how good it would be with the proper syrup.
I think using the pub yeast instead of 002 would have had even more impact than using the right syrup.
For the next time, one quick and dirty Jack that gets somehow closer to the syrup taste but does not get to complicated is the following:
Calculate the amount of sugar you need and use raw cane sugar (not the really dark one, only slightly brown-ish). Take that, some water to dissolve it and a slice of lemon without skin or pith, throw it all in a pot and Bill that add long as you mash plus boil the wort. Keep adding a bit of water of it gets too thick and don't burn it. You can also place it in the oven, once it's boiling. Remove the lemon after about one hour.
The liquid will darken in colour after some time and will develop interesting tastes. Throw it in at the end of the boil.
Not very scientific, not fancy-shmancy, but also no additional time needed and it gets you there