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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Warren » 16 Jul 2017, 11:58

dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
I brewed a maple oat stout out of maple sap once. Couldn't taste the maple or the oat in the final product. Decent stout though.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 16 Jul 2017, 12:50

Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 11:58
dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
I brewed a maple oat stout out of maple sap once. Couldn't taste the maple or the oat in the final product. Decent stout though.
From what I could tell googling "homebrewing Maple syrup" it is apparently very difficult to get much maple flavor out in the final product, though some people did seem to think one has a better chance with sap than syrup.

ETA: did you add it in the boil or later?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by lunchstealer » 16 Jul 2017, 14:54

Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 11:58
dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
I brewed a maple oat stout out of maple sap once. Couldn't taste the maple or the oat in the final product. Decent stout though.
The only adjunct like that that really stayed through the brewing process when I was doing it was molasses, for whatever reason. Not sure we tried maple, though.

ETA - If it's true syrup, it should be sterile enough due to the high sugar content to add at racking, which might hold better.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Jason » 17 Jul 2017, 13:27

dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 17 Jul 2017, 13:34

Jason wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 13:27
dead_elvis wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 22:39
So I'm in New Hampshire for a few weeks and, as one does when one is in New Hampshire, I have to try everything maple related. Had a can of kanc country maple porter (Woodstock Inn Brewery). I don't taste any maple in the least. Decent porter though.
Find any acerglyn yet?
(googling furiously)

Nope, haven't seen it. Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 17 Jul 2017, 23:15

If Sam Smith's Taddy Porter isn't the best porter ever made, I'll eat my hat.
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(And then drink the better one)
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Re: What are you drinking?

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Kwix » 18 Jul 2017, 14:33

If'n you like a smoked porter:
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/alaskan-smoked-porter/16/

To my knowledge the only beer smoked with alder rather than beech.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Sandy » 18 Jul 2017, 15:25

Kwix wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 14:33
If'n you like a smoked porter:
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/alaskan-smoked-porter/16/

To my knowledge the only beer smoked with alder rather than beech.
Neat. That goes on my wish list.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jul 2017, 16:43

I'll second the Alaskan, it's been while but I recall it being quite good.

Thanks for the other recommendations, Sandy.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jul 2017, 19:42

There's a million good porters from English craft brewers. Not sure how well they travel though. I used to enjoy St Peters on tap.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jul 2017, 22:59

dbcooper wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 19:42
I used to enjoy St Peters on tap.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Kolohe » 19 Jul 2017, 16:13

The upside down keg stands get tiring after a while tho.
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