Originally Posted by dcarter
Does anyone prefer to use the sugar that comes with the Coopers kits or is it better to add more DME? I have seen both recomended and jsut wondered what would make the best beer. If DME is better, how much and what kind would I add to make a 5 gallon batch of Lager for instance.
Malt extract is always better to use than the corn sugar.
As for amounts.... I think those kits usually come with a "half-n-half" set-up. One half of the extract you really want, and the other half of the fermentables come from the cheap corn sugar. Just get another bag or can of extract the same size and type as the one you have and use it.
A 3.3lb (1.5kg) can of LME or 44oz (2.75lb) bag of DME is probably what you need to use instead of the corn sugar.