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Old 02-03-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
Apr 2009
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I recently brewed a honey weizen and the recipe calls for adding honey and brown sugar to bottle condition. What effect if any would it have if I just added the usual corn sugar?

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:56 AM   #2
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It will taste a bit different, and you won't have the same % fermentable content in corn sugar (brown sugar and honey are usually lower) so the carbonation is likely to be higher.

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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I have bottled with brown sugar before and I can tell you that the flavor contribution is very in, if you weren't looking for it you'd never know the difference. As for honey, I can't say, but usually honey is added towards the end of fermentation or in secondary for honey flavor. The corn sugar will just give carbonation with no flavor contribution whatsoever.

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Old 02-03-2010, 05:00 AM   #4
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Honey is highly fermentable, and won't leaving much sugar behind, in my understanding.
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