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Old 10-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Hey,

Can I substitute wal-mart granulated sugar for the dextrose in Ed's Afelwien. Any thoughts on this one? Also, if I should stay with the dextrose, where can I get it from? I tried Kroger and they don't have any. Maybe wal-mart? Or the local brew store?

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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If you leave it long enough, it will be fine. Dextrose is 2 table sugars. Dextrose is a monosaccharide, sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide, which when broken down results in dextrose or glucose (both monosaccharides). Dextrose would be slightly easier to ferment, but if your yeast is healthy it will eat it up. Many other beers use disaccharide sugars. Go for it!



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you should be able to get it at LHBS its sometimes called priming sugar as well as dextrose

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You can also manually invert the sugar on the stove. That'll break it down into glucose and fructose

http://www.chefeddy.com/2009/11/invert-sugar/

This is also the first step in making Belgian Candi Sugar.

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Old 10-15-2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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Wow! Thanks for all the quick and informational responses! This leaves me with a great wealth of choices! I might have to make 4-5 different 5 gallon batches to see what I like best.

Thank you all for your time and knowledge!



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