Molasses

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  1. Buzzy-Beans

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    For many a long year I have been brewing my own beer and have always used various makes of concentrated beer kits which I now buy on-line from Tesco.

    The one thing that I do which is totally at odds with the instructions is that I substitue plain ordinary sugar with Molasses as it always results in what I describe as a soft bubble on the tongue, but also a rounder flavour and a darker colour to the bitters I am brewing.

    For years I always decanted it into a pressurised sphere, but I found the whole process to be such a faff that these days I bottle it in old tonic water bottles into which I also add a heaped tea spoon of Molasses before then putting them away to one side for at least 10 days.
     
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    I guess it also makes the beer darker? A bit like a stout.
     
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    Yes a smooth dark colour.
    Sometimes I also make up a small tied bag of various herbs and float it in the brew, some of the results are quite interesting indeed on the pallet, coriander is a personal favourite, it is amazing how this and of course the molasses transforms a basic Geordie Bitter.
     
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