Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > corn sugar verus cane sugar or carbonating
View Poll Results: corn verus cane for carb
cant taste the difference 13 31.71%
yes, difference 2 4.88%
dont know 26 63.41%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-09-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
bkov
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: jersey
Posts: 1,008
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default corn sugar verus cane sugar or carbonating

is there a noticable different between using 4oz of corn sugar verus cane sugar for carbonating?


bkov is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
Brewing Clamper
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewing Clamper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 2,862
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I haven't tried cane sugar so I can't speak from experience. I can tell you that corn sugar is a monosaccharide and cane sugar a disaccharide. Supposedly the yeasties have a harder time with the saccharides and a "cidery" flavor is imparted. If you boil the cane sugar in water for a few minutes, the heat & h20 will break the disacharides into monosacharides. In a pinch, I would totally use the cane sugar and just boil it... I doubt it would make a difference, but since I have a tub full of corn sugar, I haven't had to try it.


__________________
--Omar

4 Ohms Aleworks & Lagers | Twitter | Facebook | Blog |
Brewing Clamper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2009, 02:10 AM   #3
chefmike
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 1,358
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

I bottled the last few batches with cane sugar.

I boiled one plain and tried one boiled with cream of tartar, which is an acid (actually a derivitive of wine making) to "invert" the sugar (break the bonds). This technique is used in some candy making (came across it in my professional reading).

There was no difference between carbonation time (as judged by me).

No taste imparted to my observation.

So for me, cane sugar is usually available, and I will use that instead of ordering corn sugar.
__________________
Reformation Brewery: We went professional
Obsessing over: starting a local brewery (hence I am not here much these days!), Pickles, my wife, 3 year old and 6 year old
Reading: fall of giants by ken follett
Building: gardens, recipes, and trailer mounted smoker/ wood pizza oven
chefmike is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 01:53 AM   #4
durandf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: pompano, fl
Posts: 60
Default Tabs vs Sugars

How about Tablets vs priming sugars ?
durandf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
akthor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: , ME
Posts: 1,479
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts

Default

To me brew carbonated with sugar gives that homebrewy taste, though if the beer is aged long enough this can be overcome, problem is most homebrewers seem to rush it. I use CO2 and people never know it's homebrew unless I tell them.


__________________
TEN GALLON ALES
akthor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corn Sugar Vs. Cane Sugar For Priming 5gBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 10 05-20-2013 11:12 AM
Cane Sugar or Corn Sugar ??? thantos Soda Making 1 10-04-2009 08:01 PM
With not enough corn sugar for priming, can I blend with cane sugar? snailsongs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 06-19-2009 03:10 AM
corn sugar vs cane sugar for apfelwein socalamcor Wine Making Forum 13 10-11-2008 08:26 PM
Corn sugar vs. Cane sugar smizak Bottling/Kegging 9 12-29-2007 01:47 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS