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Old 04-24-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Where to buy Corn Sugar

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Getting ready to bottle some tomorrow and realized I don't have any. Where can it be bought besides HBS's Do grocery stores have it?? Walmart or Kroger or..? OR anything else I can use? Don't wanna use anything like brown sugar because it's a cream ale

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:38 AM   #2
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Just use 2/3 cup table sugar instead. Only place I've ever seen corn sugar is at home brew stores.

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call a natural food store, our local Co-Op sells it cheaper that the LHBS
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Sugar in the raw will work, just use a little less.

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:50 PM   #5
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no ill effects from standard table sugar? I've read here and got the general consensus was to not use it. Or is this only for brewing, not bottling.

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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If you have some Malt extract around you could use that. The demera is also a good choice. I probably would not use the table sugar but thats just me.

Hey, but you could order a larger bag and let the brew age 1 more week. It's used in food service for sausage making so I bought a
#50 @ work and buy some from work every now and then.
I am guessing that you don't have a LHBS?

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no ill effects from standard table sugar? I've read here and got the general consensus was to not use it. Or is this only for brewing, not bottling.
I've never used table sugar, but have read that it can result in a cidery flavor in the beer. The thing is, corn sugar, aka dextrose, is nearly completely fermentable and therefore will not add any sweetness or off flavors to the beer (because it is all consumed by the yeast during bottle conditioning). Table sugar contains sucrose, which is not so fermentable and therefore can affect beer flavor.

I once started into the bottle process without any corn sugar or DME in the house. It was a brown ale and I decided to make it an experiment. In place of corn sugar, I primed the beer with molasses (which of course contains all sorts of unfermentables). My "molasses brown ale" went on to be one of my most popular brews among friends. Moral of the story: Sometimes experimentation yields winners, so I would encourage you to be creative!
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You could always make your own invert sugar.

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You could always make your own invert sugar.
Hey when did this get added to the Wiki? COOL!!
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Hey when did this get added to the Wiki? COOL!!
I just found it the other day--I'm going to try it this weekend.
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