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Sep
8
comment Sarsaparilla beer?
I have been unable to get the sarsaparilla extract so far, but I did experiment with birch extract in a pale ale, an IPA, a porter, and an imperial stout. It seemed like it was best to stay away from hoppy beers since the flavors were not complementary. The birch worked best with the porter and imperial stout. A standard stout might also be a good fit. Of course, I'm not convinced I actually <i>liked</i> any of these beers, but the porter was drinkable with a decent amount of birch extract.
Aug
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29
accepted Sarsaparilla beer?
Aug
27
comment Sarsaparilla beer?
This is a great suggestion, and I will do just as you suggest this weekend. I'll comment with some of my thoughts after the tastings. But, do you have any advice as to when in the brewing process the sarsaparilla should be added?
Aug
24
asked Sarsaparilla beer?
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24
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