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Old 08-25-2008, 08:49 PM   #531
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The recipe calls for "table sugar", I not being one for adding sugar to my beers am assuming that "table sugar" would be the same as corn sugar that most of us use for bottling. Is this true or false?

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Old 08-25-2008, 08:52 PM   #532
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nope. table sugar is made from sugarcane, corn sugar from corn.

why would you use corn sugar and not table sugar? corn sugar tastes terrible.

not that you will get much flavor from this at all, it's almost completely fermentable and is meant only to dry the beer out a bit.

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Table sugar is sucrose and is OK to add as a small percentage to big beers like this (ask the Belgians). You could add dextrose instead if you liked, it really won't make much of a difference either way. I am going with candi sugar but that actually might add a little more complexity due to the caramelizing of some of the sugar.

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The recipe calls for "table sugar", I not being one for adding sugar to my beers am assuming that "table sugar" would be the same as corn sugar that most of us use for bottling. Is this true or false?
Corn sugar is different from table sugar. You can use either.

Corn sugar is dextrose made from cornstarch. Table sugar is sucrose and is made from sugar cane or sugar beets.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #535
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I will have to look at what I have. I thought I had corn sugar but maybe I'm an idiot and am getting them confused.

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I will have to look at what I have. I thought I had corn sugar but maybe I'm an idiot and am getting them confused.
You won't be able to tell the difference in the taste if you use one or the other. Other than the corn sugar being more expensive.
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All my ingredients will be here tomorrow, I'm hoping to brew this weekend, but there's a bike rally that's on the schedule as well. We'll see.

Questions.. First AG here..

My pot is only ~6.5g, is there any issue with boiling my first 6.5 down and adding the rest of the collected as it boils off? I realize this will add to my boil time but I'm not going to be getting my bigger pot for a few more weeks.
I have 2 pots actually, 6.5 and a 5.5 so I can keep heat on the rest while evap happens. If only I could add them together.

I scoured google and found some brew-notes template sheets. I think with these I'll be set. I'm shooting for no Oops's in this batch..

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All my ingredients will be here tomorrow, I'm hoping to brew this weekend, but there's a bike rally that's on the schedule as well. We'll see.

Questions.. First AG here..

My pot is only ~6.5g, is there any issue with boiling my first 6.5 down and adding the rest of the collected as it boils off? I realize this will add to my boil time but I'm not going to be getting my bigger pot for a few more weeks.
I have 2 pots actually, 6.5 and a 5.5 so I can keep heat on the rest while evap happens. If only I could add them together.

I scoured google and found some brew-notes template sheets. I think with these I'll be set. I'm shooting for no Oops's in this batch..

You can do that but it's going to be a big pain in the azz. Each time you add more wort it's going to knock it out of a boil.

How much wort are you planning to get preboil?
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Ok I just looked at what I have in stock is 12 pounds of corn sugar. I use it for making Apfelwein. Thought that was what I was going to use for this but I guess I'll get some table sugar when I pick up the rest of my grains next week.

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You can do that but it's going to be a big pain in the azz. Each time you add more wort it's going to knock it out of a boil.

How much wort are you planning to get preboil?
According to BS, about 10.2 gallons. BTP shows 10.8

Either way, yes it will be a PITA. But I can have the non-boil pot pretty close to temp so it should be able to recover quickly.
I suppose I could even boil both for a while...
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