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Offline HopDen

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Apple Season
« on: October 03, 2023, 04:56:21 pm »
Came across a recipe for apple molasses. Never heard of it. They basically take 2 gallons of unfiltered, unadulterated apple squeezings and boil hard to reduce to 1/7th of its original starting volume. Actually looks pretty amazing and the uses for it seem endless, at least in the article I read. So I was thinking that if I can add it to a cup of tea or a mixed drink I can add it into a beer recipe as a sugar addition. Question is... what style of beer would benefit from this apple molasses? Certainly a cider but I'm leaning towards beer. A Belgian perhaps? Maybe a fruity pilsner? Or possibly an Ale?

Thoughts?

Offline Iliff Ave

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Re: Apple Season
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2023, 05:11:33 pm »
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Re: Apple Season
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2023, 05:25:34 pm »

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Re: Apple Season
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2023, 11:59:08 am »
I've made my own apple molasses before, and it does pick up a bit of a "cooked" flavor from the extended boil (or at least mine did). I tried it as a backsweetener in a batch of cider, but that cooked flavor stuck out like a sore thumb to me. If I were brewing with it, i'd use it in a beer with some roasted/toasted notes to help that flavor blend in. Dubbel sounds interesting. I could see it working in something like a porter or stout as well.

The best place for it is on good vanilla ice cream, though. Second best place is an apple martini.
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Offline House Of Ales

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Re: Apple Season
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2023, 09:22:08 pm »
Apple molasses. Interesting! Apple Cider time shortly.