Originally Posted by Andri
I'm wondering if the canned extract has any enzymes in it, I live in Iceland and the shop here doesn't carry anything for beer-making except canned stuff.
I'm just wondering because the canned extracts require sugar... if I could somehow use the syrup to convert oatmeal starches to sugar.
I'm not sure what your trying to do or how new to brewing you are. Malt extract doesn't require adding sugar to the batch. You can use a can of hopped malt extract and a can of unhopped malt extract. The extract in the cans has already converted the starch from the grains into sugar. They then concentrate it so you can add water. The only reason you need active enzymes is if your going to be using grains and mashing. But since you said your home brew store only has canned extract, I'm assuming your not going to be mashing.
I hope this helps and I'm not just stating the obvious. It's sometimes difficult to tell how much experience / knowledge a person has based on a question alone.