Originally Posted by Ramsbottom_Brewer
Am about to brew a strong Belgian beer with a pre-hopped kit. I have bought some candi sugar. Should the candi sugar be boiled in water and added to the wort as a solution? Or should the blocks be simply thrown in as they are?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
You want to dissolve them in the wort. You can dissolve in water and then add it or you can heat up your whole wort and add it, but don't just toss the rocks in the fermentor. Also, you may want to take the pot off the burner when adding, as they have a tendency to sink to the bottom and caramelize.