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Old 11-18-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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So I have just been given 6lbs of confectioners sugar. Is there anything I can do with this stuff (apart from decorate a very large cake)?

Would this substitute for a ferment able sugar in say a Belgian ale?

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:40 AM   #2
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I'd say you're better off with the cake. I think it contains corn starch, and I'm not sure what affect it would have on a brew, additional haze or maybe unfermentable?

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It does contain cornstarch. Confectioner's sugar is not a substitute for regular sugars.

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I'd say you're better off with the cake. I think it contains corn starch, and I'm not sure what affect it would have on a brew, additional haze or maybe unfermentable?
Thanks Guess I'll be handing it off to some budding cake maker
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It'd be an interesting experiment to actually throw it in a mash with some 2-row barley. The enzymes in the malt should in theory convert the corn starch into fermentable sugars. I'm not what else is in the sugar, but I bet at the end of the day you might have something drinkable.

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