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Offline dannyjed

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Agave
« on: August 06, 2011, 08:54:38 AM »
Has anyone used this in a beer?  I got a bottle of organic blue agave (23.5 oz) and thought about adding it to a beer, any thoughts?
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Re: Agave
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 09:38:58 AM »
I haven't used it, but can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work. 
Nutritionally, the stuff is practically equivalent  to high fructose corn syrup in the way it's produced and the way it is metabolized,  so it will certainly ferment. 

Not sure what the flavor contribution would be in a beer.  The only fermented agave I've ever consumed was in the form of tequila...I certainly like that stuff...but I'm guessing that in a beer it is more in the category of an adjunct ingredient so the flavor contribution would likely be more subtle.  But again, I'm just guessing here.

Opinions will abound, I'm sure...probably best to just do a batch and report back...it's the only way you'll know for sure if you like it.
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Re: Agave
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 12:07:49 PM »
use it just like honey. When I use honey I add it at anywhere from 10-0 min. Taste it, thats the flavor its going to add to your brew if you add it late... if you add it early, just like honey, you'll lose the flavor.
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Re: Agave
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 02:08:57 PM »
Thanks, I just read a previous thread (I should probably do that before posting, duh) about using agave and most mention adding it at the end of the boil.  So, I will use it like honey.
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