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Substitution for beer for making pretzels

beverlyanne's picture
beverlyanne

Substitution for beer for making pretzels

Does anyone know of a substitute ingredient to use instead of beer for making prezels?

mrfrost's picture
mrfrost

Try any beer you have on hand. Preferably a non dark, but whatever you have. If you don't have beer, water will have to do. Of course it may not have quite the same taste, but it will work.

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flournwater

I agree.  Any Pilsner of Lager should work just fine.

copyu's picture
copyu

made with yeast, lightly colored malt and flavored with hops...equals...? BEER!


I have a dozen recipes for pretzels and none of them involve any amber fermented beverages...except while EATING them!


Would you care to share your recipe?


Thanks,


copyu


 

Pakrat63's picture
Pakrat63

Yesyes!  i would really like to see your recipe if you are using ale in your pretzels.  i have been using Alton Browns modified bagel recipe.

beverlyanne's picture
beverlyanne

Here's the link to the recipe I saw being made yesterday on Martha Stewart:


http://www.marthastewart.com/the-martha-stewart-show/yesterday


I don't have any beer in my pantry and am trying to find a substitute.  Thanks.

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Pakrat63

Hmmm, seems the beer is for flavoring in the boil, interesting.  In that case i would resist the temptation to use Schludwiller Light, or any such American flavorless Lager, and try a nice hoppy IPA or Pale Ale.  i would certainly sacrifice half a bottle of Redhook ESB for the project!