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On page 116 it states "Add the cracked black pepper and the boiled runnings syrup in the last 5 minutes of the boil." The recipe doesn't mention boiled runnings syrup. Does anyone know what this means?

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It relates to the two

It relates to the two sentences before your quote. Drew likes to take the first gallon or so of the first runnings (from an all grain batch), then boil them into a syrup for low gravity beers. Run the rest of the mash off into your boil kettle, and proceed as you would in any other batch. At the same time the main boil is going, you boil that gallon on your stovetop to make a caramelized syrup. It says to reduce by half. Then do as the sentence that you quoted, and Bob's your uncle.

I think he talks about this technique in another part of the book, but I can't remember where it is. It is kind of like a bastardized decoction, flavor intensifying technique in my humble opinion.

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I'll take bastardized

I'll take bastardized decoction for $500, Alex. :)