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Old 12-29-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to gather ingredients for an “Old Ale”, and have a couple of technical questions.
Does anyone know the gravity points and Lovibond for Turbinado sugar? I am assuming that it is similar to plain ole Brown sugar, but if I am going to go to the effort of calculating this out, I might as well use the real numbers…. and all my charts omit it. I was thinking say a quarter pound to add a bit of “rumminess”, and to dry it out just a bit to keep it from being too cloying sweet.
I am going to throw in some acidulated malt, I want just a tad more “tang” than Guinness… I was thinking of 3-oz in a 5-gallon batch (1.5%), is that enough, or should I bump it up some???

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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http://www.beersmith.com/Grains/Grains/grain_77.htm

A nice reference to save a linky to.


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Pretty much the same, dark brown sugar is about 50 SRM, T-sugar is about 10SRM , the potential gravity per 5 gallons is aproximatly 1.023 per 3 lbs , and will dry out your recipe if added , not sure what ratio you are using , but I sugguest less than 5-8% of your total grain/adjunct bill .. T-sugar will be cleaner than brown, but brown or light brown gives a nice residual flavor I prefer in Old Ale . If your curious, try some essentia bina instead, it's a reduction of sugar that browns at heat , it's how they used to color porters back in the day .
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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Thanks. I had been thinking light brown sugar, but was curious as to the Turbinado.... I was only thinking about 2.1% of the total bill.
I like that link by the way GilaMinumBeer.
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