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Old 02-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Have a recipe calling for corn sugar, which I've not seen at the supermarket.
Can I substitute corn syrup for corn sugar?
If so, what amount of corn syrup should I use to replace a pound of corn sugar?

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Have a recipe calling for corn sugar, which I've not seen at the supermarket.
Can I substitute corn syrup for corn sugar?
If so, what amount of corn syrup should I use to replace a pound of corn sugar?
Corn sugar is another term for dextrose. Corn syrup is made by taking corn starch and breaking down the long starch chains into smaller pieces. The smallest piece is a dextrose molecule so essentially corn syrup is made up of longer chains of dextrose molecules
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The closest substitute would be table sugar, if you don't want to go to a brewstore and get corn sugar.
I would agree! Usually corn sugar is added to increase % but no flavor! Or possibly to lighten the flavor.
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Doing some Googling, it looks like corn sugar is less sweet than cane sugar, so I'll want to use 1.5 X corn sugar equals 1 X cane sugar.
That sound right?

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Doing some Googling, it looks like corn sugar is less sweet than cane sugar, so I'll want to use 1.5 X corn sugar equals 1 X cane sugar.
That sound right?
Corn sugar/dextrose/glucose is 78% as sweet when compared to table sugar as I understand it. So 1kg of glucose should only need 780g of table sugar as a replacement.
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What are you using it for? If it's in a wine recipe (this is the mead forum, so I'm unsure), then a 1 for 1 substitution is fine.

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Doing some Googling, it looks like corn sugar is less sweet than cane sugar, so I'll want to use 1.5 X corn sugar equals 1 X cane sugar.
That sound right?
For sweetness or alcohol content? Also by weight or volume?
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For sugar content in fermentation. This for a hard lemonade recipe.
I ended up using 2 c cane sugar for 3 c corn sugar...

Thanks for the input!

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