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Bulk Sugars
« on: March 11, 2015, 11:35:40 AM »
I stumbled across this site today, some interesting bulk sugars at extremely reasonable prices. Powdered molasses looks interesting. Maple sugar. Ridiculously low price on Lactose. Sucanat? Dried Honey Powder?. Anyone ever heard on "Monk Fruit Powder"?

http://www.bulkfoods.com/wholesale-sweeteners/4051-Monk-Fruit-Powder-5-pounds.html

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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 12:12:44 PM »
Nice find, you can get big sacks for the brewery.

Sucanat is some thing I have used before, a little more flavorful than the Demerara you can buy in the grocery store.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 12:30:03 PM »
Monk fruit is the latest natural low-calorie sweetener in the health aisle. Like a new version of Stevia. It's popularity is probably fading as we speak.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 02:21:12 PM »
I would save the monk fruit for abbey ales.  I believe that mogrosides, the sweet component of the monk fruit, has a licorice flavor.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 05:30:01 PM »
Their dried fruits are more interesting to me...
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 09:16:08 PM »
Nice find, you can get big sacks for the brewery.

Sucanat is some thing I have used before, a little more flavorful than the Demerara you can buy in the grocery store.

Yes.  I went through a period of using different sugars on the same tripel recipe.  Most were almost indistinguishable but the sucanat definitely had some flavor.  I liked it.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 10:10:13 PM »
Their dried fruits are more interesting to me...

good. your welcome. ;) I'm interested in the molasses for .... umh .... other hobbies.....

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 10:33:57 PM »
Monk fruit is the latest natural low-calorie sweetener in the health aisle. Like a new version of Stevia. It's popularity is probably fading as we speak.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 11:23:20 PM »
Nice find, you can get big sacks for the brewery.

Sucanat is some thing I have used before, a little more flavorful than the Demerara you can buy in the grocery store.

Yes.  I went through a period of using different sugars on the same tripel recipe.  Most were almost indistinguishable but the sucanat definitely had some flavor.  I liked it.

Ever try Muscavado sugar? That has more Molasses flavor.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 01:27:49 PM »
Ever try Muscavado sugar? That has more Molasses flavor.

No.  I don't think I've ever seen it.  We'll have a Whole Foods opening right near us soon, so I'll be able to browse all the expensive organic sugars.
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Re: Bulk Sugars
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
No luck on my favorite though, coconut sugar.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 05:19:34 PM »
No luck on my favorite though, coconut sugar.
What do you like about it?  What kind of character does it lend.  I bought done coconut sugar and coconut syrup to play around with awhile back but never got around to brewing with them yet.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 06:59:00 PM »
No luck on my favorite though, coconut sugar.
What do you like about it?  What kind of character does it lend.  I bought done coconut sugar and coconut syrup to play around with awhile back but never got around to brewing with them yet.

you have to use a fair amount but they give a very subtle but definite coconut note both in flavor and aroma. They dry out as well as any other sugar but leave a flavor that is distinct from the varying levels of 'molasses-i-ness' that other dark sugars leave.

I use it in a Belgian Dark Strong at about 20% of the fermentables and it is evident. I've been meaning to try it in a lower gravity ale to see what I get.
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