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Title: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: beer_crafter on May 12, 2010, 12:59:17 pm
Was overseas recently and discovered Schenk Stroop (translated as Sugar Syrup).. this stuff:
http://www.dutchstore.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=278&osCsid=be5d3507f070149e43a5bc27216c0fd9

When I tried it, I thought it tasted a lot like the Belgian "D" candi syrup I've used in my dubbels.  I brought back 3 bottles of it.  Has anyone ever tried this stuff in a beer?  Does anyone know what it is, and is it similar to the candi syrup from belgium? 
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: enso on May 12, 2010, 02:27:22 pm
Never heard of it.  However, if it looks good, and tastes good, go for it!  You can use all types of simple sugars to get different flavors.  Do you know the ingredients?

Sad thing will be if it turns out amazing and you can never get it again!   ::)
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: 1vertical on May 12, 2010, 11:05:13 pm
I put a bottle of D2 in the kitchen so I can slather it on French Toast...with butter!!!
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: uthristy on May 15, 2010, 04:47:22 am
The dutch use >
http://www.brouwland.com/shop/catproducts.asp?cfid=4&id=346&pid=342

But why not try it anyways? I used this (bottle on right) syrup before and really like the rich taste>
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/whodoUthink/th_candi_syrup1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v243/whodoUthink/?action=view&current=candi_syrup1.jpg)
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: beer_crafter on October 28, 2011, 07:30:18 am
I'm finally brewing with this stuff tomorrow.  i did a fermentation test and it fermented down to 1.004, contributing about 38 PPG per pound.
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: Jimmy K on October 28, 2011, 07:31:28 am
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: nateo on November 01, 2011, 02:50:21 pm
I've used that van Gilse brand before, and wasn't impressed. Not a whole lot of flavor impact compared to the stuff usually used in brewing, but better than turbinado.
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: beer_crafter on December 30, 2011, 01:26:26 pm
The beer came out really good, I am pretty happy with it. I have 2 more bottles, I'll definitely use them in future batches.
Title: Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
Post by: 1vertical on December 30, 2011, 02:28:54 pm
Nice, thanks for the follow up. Good to know