I wanted to get a maple flavor into my house brown ale, but have had little success. I have added to the last 10 minutes of the boil only to have a beer that tastes like charred wood. I have added it at the end of the primary only to have my beer taste like rocket fuel. And I have racked my brown to a keg, added Potassium Metabisulfite, cold crashed and added the Maple then only to have it settle out and come through as gunk in my first few pours.
However, I will not quit my quest for maple bacon brown ale. I have found a website that sells maple flavoring in drams. From my research it looks like 1 dram per 5 gallons of beer. And the kicker is the stuff is really cheap. As opposed to spending a lot on grade B maple only to have poor results, I figured why not?
So my question is: has anyone used this? And if so, was it successful?
I plan to add LorAnn Maple flavoring and a bacon tincture to my keg on packaging day, then carb as normal.