Originally Posted by Joshtorres28
I do not have brewing software just got my kit on christmas and bottled my first batch yesterday. I was just curious cause I was hoping to get a abv of about 6% my next batch.
I was told to use corn sugar, but I may need to pitch more yeast also. Is this true?
you can use pretty much any sugar - table sugar and corn sugar will give you the cleanest flavors, though you can also use brown sugar, molasses, honey, maple syrup, etc. Malt extract however may be more appropriate for you depending on the beer style.
It is recommended that you pitch more yeast for bigger beers, but how much depends on the total gravity of the beer, the volume, and the type of yeast (ale, lager, hybrid). Check out mrmalty.com for a great pitching rate calculator.