How to add Golden Syrup

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Wanting to add some golden syrup to a kit, do I just por it in along with the contents of the can, and will it mix in ok. Or do I mix it with water in a pan on the stove to make sure it is more fully liquefied ?
 

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just as you have said mix it in with the can of brewing malt no need to do anything different unless you want to add it to the brew later in fermentation then you can mix it with some of the fermenting beer to dissolve it or warm with a little water from a kettle to dissolve then stir in. Ps make sure everything is sanitized
 

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Golden syrup is fine as an an adjunct in beer as it's a form of invert sugar used by brewers. However you will notice the taste in a very light beer but not say in a a stout or a dark beer. When I have used bought GS it's cheaper to use supermarket own brand especially since that comes in squeegy bottles so you can easily weigh out how much you add rather than faffing about with cans.
But if you fancy a challenge you can make your own using sucrose and a lemon or citric acid, typically
All hail @Slid for originally pointing me towards this.
 

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just as you have said mix it in with the can of brewing malt no need to do anything different unless you want to add it to the brew later in fermentation then you can mix it with some of the fermenting beer to dissolve it or warm with a little water from a kettle to dissolve then stir in. Ps make sure everything is sanitized
So it will mix in quite easily, I was a bit concerned it may just stay as a big sticky lump in the FV

Wondered if I should boil some up in a pan of water before adding.

Golden syrup is fine as an an adjunct in beer as it's a form of invert sugar used by brewers. However you will notice the taste in a very light beer but not say in a a stout or a dark beer. When I have used bought GS it's cheaper to use supermarket own brand especially since that comes in squeegy bottles so you can easily weigh out how much you add rather than faffing about with cans.
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ha ha, I was told by someone it would enrich the stout I am doing? so will it just have the same effect as adding more sugar?
 

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Yes it is mainly sugar but will add a slight flavour addition to the beer maybe lost in a stout but more perceivable in lighter beers. If you add it with the extract i am guessing you will be adding boiling water and rinsing the can out with it too so it will dissolve readily. If adding later in the fermentation just dissolve in a little boiling water. I am sure plenty forumites have used it and will add to the thread
 

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Also for making Golden Syrup yourself, cream of tartar can also be used, it gives a different taste and smell to the syrup.
 

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So it will mix in quite easily, I was a bit concerned it may just stay as a big sticky lump in the FV
Wondered if I should boil some up in a pan of water before adding.
ha ha, I was told by someone it would enrich the stout I am doing? so will it just have the same effect as adding more sugar?
It won't form a sticky lump. It is probably easier to dissolve than LME, so just hot water in the FV should work fine as you do to dissolve the LME. GS is partially inverted sugar as a concentrated solution, which, as I understand it, is sucrose converted to fructose and glucose which are more easily fermented by yeast, due to their molecular structure. But because of the way it is manufactured it has a slight caramel flavour. And if you want to make simple invert sugar direct, you just follow the Youtube GS process but don't allow the sugar to caramelise too much at the beginning. Anyway that's enough on that, since there are different grades of brewers invert sugar all of which bring different things to beer.
 

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If its a stout you're making I've been adding treacle lately and it improves the taste IMHO. I've also been adding demerara sugar.
 

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+1 for the treacle to the stout.
 

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