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Old 01-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Just brewing kits at the moment , mainly coopers lager kits and some beers, never used the 1kg of sugar as advised by others.
What would be the effective of,
1: completely leaving out the sugar?
2: substituting the 1kg of sugar for 1kg of spray dried malt.
Without the sugar will I still get fermentation ?

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The sugar is there as a cheap way to boost alcohol. Replacing it with dme would increase the flavor of your brew. You would probably want to use about 1.5 kg.

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