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Old 10-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Table sugar vs. invert sugar priming amounts

So I don't have any corn sugar so I'll be using table sugar. I'm usually a kegging guy but my 7.5% wee heavy won't be drunk fast enough to have its own keg.

I read that table sugar isn't as easily eaten by yeast, so the downside of using it is that it takes longer to prime. To avoid longer priming time, I was thinking of making it into an invert syrup which breaks it down into sugars that are more quickly metabolized by the yeast.

If I have to use, say, 4 oz of table sugar, can I simply invert it and use as is and still get the same carbonation level? In other words, does inverting change the sugars "potency" requiring more or less to be used?

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Old 10-11-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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As yeast will split table sugar into the two components that comprise "invert sugar", I wouldn't expect a difference in carbonation levels between using the raw ingredient verses the invert version - as long as fermentation is allowed to complete...

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good point, thanks for putting it that way!

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