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Old 06-19-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Drying out a saison - swap DME for how much sugar?

Hey everyone,

Hope you're all doing well!!! Anyhoo I'm going to be brewing a saison on Saturday and having heard JZ's show on Saisons he advocates swapping out some DME for some sugar to increase the fermentability of the wort.

Given that DME and sugar (sucrose) contribute 46 points per pound can I just swap on a 1:1 basis?

The reason I ask is that I made some Candi sugar for a dubbel and swapped 1.5 lbs Store Candi sugar for a mixture made from 1.5 lbs table sugar and the Dubbel truned out very tasty but with a noticeable alcoholic taste - not hot or in a bad way, but noticeable. It's currently mellowing out in a carboy and will do so for for the next few months.

Thanks for your input!

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If their ratio is the same I don't see why not.

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