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lakedawgs 03-08-2013 12:52 AM

How to add Belgian candi sugar to fermenting beer?
 
I have a Belgian quad brewing. I need to add some candi sugar I made to high krausen on the second day (tomorrow). Not sure how to get the hard candi sugar to the fermenter.
THanks
Lakedawgs

beergolf 03-08-2013 12:55 AM

Boil some water and dissolve the sugar,cool it downand add it to the fermenter.

GrumpySquirrel 03-08-2013 01:05 AM

We are about to make a dubbel and I'm curious the benefits of adding durin fermentation vs end of boil. Any preferences? We are using 1.5 lbs for 5 gallons.

lakedawgs 03-08-2013 02:09 AM

Don't want to sound stupid but 'boil some water'....roughly how much water to add to a pound of candi sugar when boiling down? Just worried about keeping it semi liquid while cooling to a temp acceptable to adding to the fermenter.

buckeye2011 03-08-2013 02:23 AM

Sanitize the outside of the package and pour it in. The sugar is sanitary, and will get fully consumed by the yeast. I've done this a number of times and it works.

norsk 03-08-2013 02:27 AM

You can save yourself some trouble and expense in the future and just use table sugar...

beergolf 03-08-2013 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lakedawgs (Post 4983398)
Don't want to sound stupid but 'boil some water'....roughly how much water to add to a pound of candi sugar when boiling down? Just worried about keeping it semi liquid while cooling to a temp acceptable to adding to the fermenter.

Use just enough water to get the sugar covered and dissolved. Not much needed.

TrickyDick 03-08-2013 03:04 AM

I use the liquid candi sugars. Regular table sugar doesn't have any caramelized sugars in it as compared with colored "candi" sugar. Try to use the least amount of sugar possible to dissolve so as not to dilute the brew (as in get it close to syrup as you can without darkening).

TD

lakedawgs 03-08-2013 11:00 AM

While I agree that light candi sugar is basically the same as table sugar, this is a dark candi sugar.
Thanks


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