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(Guardian)   Cronk only pawn in game of beverage   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 6:38:33 AM  
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2020-07-04 8:51:40 AM  
Gronk Drinks Cronk

The ad just writes itself.
 
2020-07-04 9:00:25 AM  
... and Jenkum is king.
 
2020-07-04 9:01:28 AM  
The ingredients listed in the article mention molasses but no other sugar source or sweetener. I tried to make a molasses/honey small beer-type thing once - it was exceedingly bitter even without hops. I guess it depends on the quantity of molasses involved, but with molasses *and* hops this could be as bitter as the most bitter IPA.
 
2020-07-04 9:31:20 AM  
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2020-07-04 9:48:01 AM  
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2020-07-04 11:03:11 AM  
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/approves
 
2020-07-04 12:04:45 PM  

Mabman: The ingredients listed in the article mention molasses but no other sugar source or sweetener. I tried to make a molasses/honey small beer-type thing once - it was exceedingly bitter even without hops. I guess it depends on the quantity of molasses involved, but with molasses *and* hops this could be as bitter as the most bitter IPA.


What else did you put in it?
 
2020-07-04 12:33:28 PM  
So we have a receipt that hasn't been made for 120 years. Nobody alive has ever tasted it. Why the excitement?

People are weird.
 
2020-07-04 1:31:51 PM  
They may be hoping that people will confuse Cronk with Crunk.

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2020-07-04 1:34:50 PM  

Mabman: The ingredients listed in the article mention molasses but no other sugar source or sweetener. I tried to make a molasses/honey small beer-type thing once - it was exceedingly bitter even without hops. I guess it depends on the quantity of molasses involved, but with molasses *and* hops this could be as bitter as the most bitter IPA.


Sarsaparilla is sweet I think
 
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2020-07-04 7:17:24 PM  
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2020-07-04 11:52:19 PM  
I am wondering about the sarsparilla extract. Is it a distilled essence or not solvent (water or alcohol) run through a percolator?
 
2020-07-05 7:58:16 AM  
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2020-07-05 12:05:09 PM  

HairBolus: They may be hoping that people will confuse Cronk with Crunk.

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First thing that came to mind as well.
 
2020-07-05 1:25:44 PM  

skiinstructor: Mabman: The ingredients listed in the article mention molasses but no other sugar source or sweetener. I tried to make a molasses/honey small beer-type thing once - it was exceedingly bitter even without hops. I guess it depends on the quantity of molasses involved, but with molasses *and* hops this could be as bitter as the most bitter IPA.

What else did you put in it?


Some lemon juice (not a lot) for acidity and a handful of washed raisins for nutrients (probably not necessary due to the molasses but it can't hurt) in addition to the honey and molasses.  Came out around 3% ABV as I recall.  I also tried to back-sweeten it with more honey - it was still unpleasantly bitter.

That said, the exact composition of molasses varies considerably by manufacturer - some have more included sugar than others, some may have more iron/mineral content - even when comparing blackstrap-to-blackstrap or fancy-to-fancy.  It's not a standard formula per se, it's just the byproduct of a particular manufacturer's sugar production.

So, there are a lot of variables.  I am actually interested to try this Cronk if it ever shows up my way, despite not being fond of overly bitter drinks.
 
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