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Muntons brown ale kit

Post by Rookie » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:17 pm

I recently brewed my first no-boil kit.
Instead of sugar I added brown rice syrup which is going to end up in an article I'm writing for Brew Your Own about using rice in beers other than light American lager.
I'll save most of the details for the article, but I will say that it turned out better than I expected.
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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by charliemartin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:44 am

Sounds interesting. Which kit did you brew? Can't say I've ever heard of brown rice syrup before. Is that an American speciality sugar or is it available over here too?

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Edit: Sorry, that'll be the Munton's brown ale kit then. Doh!
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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by Rookie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:37 pm

charliemartin wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:44 am
Sounds interesting. Which kit did you brew? Can't say I've ever heard of brown rice syrup before. Is that an American speciality sugar or is it available over here too?
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I found it at my local supermarket and have no idea if it's available where you are. Perhaps a google search would tell you.
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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by 6470zzy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:11 am

Rookie wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:17 pm
I recently brewed my first no-boil kit.
Instead of sugar I added brown rice syrup which is going to end up in an article I'm writing for Brew Your Own about using rice in beers other than light American lager.
I'll save most of the details for the article, but I will say that it turned out better than I expected.
I imagine that you must have ended up with a lighter bodied beer than if you had bunged in the same amount of spray malt rather than the rice syrup?
Did you notice an appreciably lighter body?

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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by Rookie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:01 pm

6470zzy wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:11 am
Rookie wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:17 pm
I recently brewed my first no-boil kit.
Instead of sugar I added brown rice syrup which is going to end up in an article I'm writing for Brew Your Own about using rice in beers other than light American lager.
I'll save most of the details for the article, but I will say that it turned out better than I expected.
I imagine that you must have ended up with a lighter bodied beer than if you had bunged in the same amount of spray malt rather than the rice syrup?
Did you notice an appreciably lighter body?

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I've not brewed this kit other than for the article so I can't make that comparison, but to me there's a crisp edge to it that is normal for a light American lager brewed with rice.
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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by WalesAles » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:39 pm

Brown Rice Syrup?
Ho Hum....another thing to buy then! :D
I really should stop browsing JBK, picking up hints and tips, shopping lists, etc, etc! #-o

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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by WalesAles » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:27 pm

Oooooh! Look what I found.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&key ... nhek_e_p28

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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by Rookie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:15 pm

WalesAles wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Oooooh! Look what I found.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&key ... nhek_e_p28

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Sweet Dreams is the one I used.
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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by charliemartin » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:17 am

It's a tad on the pricy side for a tight Scotsman like myself. Can think of cheaper ways to add fermentables. As they say on Dragon's Den....for that reason I'm out.

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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by WalesAles » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:58 pm

And our survey said...Dut DaAAAAAA! :D

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Re: Muntons brown ale kit

Post by Rookie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:34 pm

charliemartin wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:17 am
It's a tad on the pricy side for a tight Scotsman like myself. Can think of cheaper ways to add fermentables. As they say on Dragon's Den....for that reason I'm out.

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Definitely, if all you're after is boosting O G, but I was experimenting with rice in beer other than lite American lager.
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