I want to point out one thing. Candy sugar is not the same thing as Candi sugar (with an "I"). Candy sugar is most often rock candy, which is a crytallized sugar not to be confused with Candi sugar which is inverted and then often carmelized to varying degrees for various purposes.
I did ask Randi Mosher about this topic. It seems that the Belgians indeed use straight sucrose for light styles such as a Tripel or Pale Ale. However the big differences come in with the carmelization. (this all being a side note to your question).
I would tend to use Brown Sugar with a cautious hand. Depending on the recipe (and the logic would dictate lighter styles would probably show the most pronounced form of what I am going to describe), you can sometimes really have the Molasses part cut through, so go easy keeping your addition down to around 5% or less I would guess is probably fairly safe.
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Last edited by zoebisch01; 09-16-2008 at 09:41 PM.