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Old 05-09-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
Mar 2009
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I am going to bottle my hefe kit tomorrow.

I checked my equipment and noticed the bag that I thought was sugar has a sticker that says Irish moss on it.

The kit also came with a tablet that said Irish moss that I used during the boil.

The bag of white powder seems sweet. It weighs about 4 ounces.

I'm 98% sure it's just mislabeled but thought I'd ask opinions?


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Old 05-09-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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I realise the kit didn't come from us but...Irish moss is seaweed. Seaweed or Irish Moss will never be a white powder. You have a bag of corn sugar for priming.

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Old 05-09-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Corn sugar will be less sweet than granulated sugar, but not vastly so, with a light and cool sort of mouth feel.

If it's just four ounces that's not meant as a major fermentable, though: sounds like that's your priming sugar to me.

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Old 05-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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Supermoss is a white powder but they would never give of 4oz of it. Just use table sugar for priming if you're really concerned.

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Old 05-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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Corn sugar taste like smarties candy. It is the same thing as smarties just with out any food dye.

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Old 05-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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eat some irish moss sometime and you will KNOW it's not sugar.

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Old 05-10-2009, 01:15 AM   #7
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Just looking at my bag of corn sugar I would say that if you look closely it looks closer to corn starch (powder like) than table sugar, which is sort of gritty when you look at it.
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