I forgot to pick up the priming sugar when I purchased all my ingredients at the home brew store for my current batch of beer. I can run down there tomorrow but wanted to know if I could get it at the supermarket. What kind of sugar is it anyway? I think it supposed to be corn sugar but that is going by memory.
Thanks in advance.
Ps. It's for a Belgian Witbier that I hope to bottle tomorrow or Monday.
Yes corn sugar is 'priming sugar' but you can use cane sugar, DME, and I've even heard of people using honey but the nice thing about corn sugar and I think cane sugar is that it is 100% fermentable so it imparts no flavor on the beer.
You are not going to find corn sugar at the supermarket. White cane sugar will work fine. If your 5 Gal recipe calls for 3/4 cup of corn sugar use 2/3 cup table sugar. There are a lot of things you can use but table sugar is probably your best bet. Do a google search or search this site and you will get all the specifics you need.
This calculator kind of gives you an idea based on brews you might be familiar with (as well as conversions based on type of sugar).
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How much water do i use? Both calculators do a great job at telling how much cane sugar or corn sugar to use but not sure on the water amount. I've seen 2 cups of water w/ sugar boiled for 10 minutes somewhere but will keep digging.