I was wondering if anyone tried anything like this. I suppose you can do this as an all grain or extract brewer.
Say your making a dubbel or whatever… take the special b (maybe a half pound for 5 gallons?) You steep it separate from your mash in a little bit of water. Maybe a quart or two? Add sugar to the steep, a pound or so and cook it down a bit. Maybe not necessarily into a syrup but into a more concentrated concoction that could be added near the end of the boil.
Any idea if this would make a significant difference to the end product? Same ingredients that would already be in the recipe, just handling them a bit different than usual.