I have an American Brown Ale extract kit w/specialty grains(which the grains taste delicious btw), 5 gallon. This will be my first brew ever, and will be doing a full volume boil outside on my new banjo bayou cooker and 7.5 oz ss pot. I ordered a whole mess of things from northern brewer, as I plan to all-grain it as well as extract brew for parties and such. Ive spent so much money, (not a good idea for a pizza delivery boy) so looks like ill be broke for a while. O well Ill have booze.
TO THE POINT SORRY THIS IS SO LONG
In the order I got hard Belgian candi sugar, light and dark, 2 lbs each. I really want to use(I guess the dark) in this recipe as my inner infant brewer thinks it will make something wonderful and unique, hopefully. Should I replace the priming sugar? If I add it to the boil and then later prime im sure ill get a ruined pantry right? But if I just ad it just to the boil will it carbonate later in bottles? What about adding it after fermentation, will that carb it? How much should I use? What about a little of priming and a little candi? I wont be changing anything else, maybe easing up on the bittering a tad.
Im crossing my fingers hoping everyone wont just tell me to stick to the recipe for my first time brewing, I know it would be a good idea. But none the less ive got this sugar im going to use sooner or later and need to know how to use it. Thanks a bunch guys, this site has helped me a whole hec of a lot in planning my brew life. Could use a pros knowledge on this part.
O and I lied this won't be my first brew, Ive planned a sake gig for tomorrow. Hea hea heee. If you ve got warning advice about that, please post too. Thanks again.