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voodoolove 11-06-2010 11:23 PM

fine/granulated sugar
 
With my mead IŽll use roughly 6 lbs of honey, and 2 lbs of sugar. Is using fine/granulated sugar ok? I see some recipes with corn sugar or dextrose, so thatŽs why I ask.

voodoolove 11-07-2010 04:34 AM

eh too late already added it weŽll have to see how it turns out

oldmate 11-07-2010 08:28 AM

It'll be fine.

cyruscowboy 11-14-2010 07:20 AM

I would make it a simple sugar next time by cooking it down on the stove before adding it.

MedsenFey 11-15-2010 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyruscowboy (Post 2404426)
I would make it a simple sugar next time by cooking it down on the stove before adding it.

While you can do it, the yeast certainly don't require it. The yeast cell walls have an invertase enzyme that will break apart sucrose with ease. The enzyme remains active even when the yeast are dead, so there is no worry about using sucrose. Besides, in an acidic, water solution, sucrose will break apart spontaneously.

The bigger question is why use it. I'd rather use 8+ pounds of honey (or to make less).

Medsen


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