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Old 03-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
Ziggybrew
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I tried a search and did not seem to find the answer...

I want to bottle a batch of Russian Imperial Stout by substituting brown sugar for my priming sugar. Is it as simple as ounce for ounce, or is there a different ratio?

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Old 03-20-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have a chart I found somewhere that said 2/3 cup brown sugar per 5 gal batch.

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks. Your answer will go into this batch.

I was hoping to find such a chart. It was suggested to me that some folks use molasses, maple syrup and all kinds of sugars to enhance different brews. I'm just not that savvy on how fermentable some things are at a given volume or weight.

 
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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I can tell you with 100% certainty, using a 1:1 ratio with corn sugar will provide WAY too much carbonation and will make your beer taste awful.

I made a cream stout this way and it was the only bottle bomb I've ever had.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewpey View Post
I can tell you with 100% certainty, using a 1:1 ratio with corn sugar will provide WAY too much carbonation and will make your beer taste awful.

I made a cream stout this way and it was the only bottle bomb I've ever had.
Very, very good to know. Thanks

 
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