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Old 02-08-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Lost our priming sugar, I was told you can use regular sugar! Please fill me in! Thx

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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So the question is, Can you use regular table sugar.

Yes

2/3 cup for 5 gallon.

Some may say you have to weigh it.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:59 AM   #3
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You have a few different options, Try searching for priming calculators and ingredients.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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I've never used priming sugar. Always DME.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:12 AM   #5
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I've never used priming sugar. Always DME.
Interresting.

Will the DME at priming change something (taste).

I read somewhere that it was not recommanded to use DME.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:18 AM   #6
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I would fire him.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:51 AM   #7
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You may have to slightly change the amount used, but yes, sucrose works just fine. I'd recommend using a calculator anyway. Most allow you to select either sucrose or dextrose. DME works, but you have to have a good idea as to how fermentable it is, and calculate from there. Most product spec sheets tell you how fermentable an extract is.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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I always use Table Sugar, never DME [anymore].... And I'm a picky bitch too.

Carbonation Calculator: http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html
[options for: DME, Corn Sugar, Cane Sugar, Honey]


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