Author Topic: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel  (Read 4016 times)

Offline beer_crafter

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Hoppin' the hell out of the place since 1995
    • View Profile
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? 

Offline enso

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 449
  • Northeast Kingdom, VT
    • View Profile
    • Bristle Bros. Brewing Blog
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!   ::)
Dave Brush

Offline 1vertical

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2604
  • Ozone Layer. Actual location
    • View Profile
I put a bottle of D2 in the kitchen so I can slather it on French Toast...with butter!!!
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

Offline uthristy

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
  • Hot & sticky Fla.
    • View Profile
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>

Offline beer_crafter

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Hoppin' the hell out of the place since 1995
    • View Profile
Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 06:30:18 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.

Offline Jimmy K

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3612
  • Delaware
    • View Profile
Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 06:31:28 AM »
Sounds good!
Delmarva United Homebrewers - President by inverse coup - former president ousted himself.
AHA Member since 2006
BJCP Certified: B0958

Offline nateo

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2210
  • Denver, CO
    • View Profile
Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 01:50:21 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.
In der Kürze liegt die Würze.

Offline beer_crafter

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Hoppin' the hell out of the place since 1995
    • View Profile
Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
« Reply #7 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.

Offline 1vertical

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2604
  • Ozone Layer. Actual location
    • View Profile
Re: Schenkstroop (dutch syrup) as a sub for Belgian Candi Syrup in a Dubbel
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 02:28:54 PM »
Nice, thanks for the follow up. Good to know
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.