I was picking up some grains at the Grape and Granary and there was an ‘Iron Brew’ day going on (a la Iron Chef). Half a dozen groups from Akron’s homebrew club, SAAZ, were there brewing. Great bunch of guys and the systems they used were diverse with a lot of cool gadgetry.
The secret ingredient was ‘Turbinado Sugar’ – kind of like a light brown sugar. There was everything being made from porters, pilsners, saisons and more.