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Title: Substituting Agave for Honey?
Post by: spowlison on December 09, 2010, 07:50:23 PM
Anyone have experience doing this? I was thinking about this recipe in particular:
http://www.byo.com/stories/recipeindex/article/recipes/108-porter/1813-poor-mans-porter

Thanks!
Title: Re: Substituting Agave for Honey?
Post by: jaybeerman on December 11, 2010, 01:01:07 AM
Try it and see what you think.  Use Google to see if you should substitute straight across.  FYI, when I make roasted rosemary hazelnuts I use agave which comes through quite a bit sweeter than honey.
Title: Re: Substituting Agave for Honey?
Post by: Kirk on December 23, 2010, 04:54:39 PM
I recently used Agave and didn't notice any particular flavor.  Just a source of sugar with some color.  The recipe you link gives the option of honey or corn sugar.  Corn sugar doesn't have much character.  Maybe any type of sugar would fill the bill.  For caramel flavor I like to use caramelized sugar.  Just heat it carefully to boiling in a heavy duty pan, and get it into the boil quick!  Because it continues to cook and rise after you remove it from heat.  Be careful.