Originally Posted by bdupree
I'm making a hard cider. I'm going to bottle with priming sugar. Can I add any zero calorie sweetener if needed to the cider when i bottle? Will it have any effect on the carbonation?
Splenda is mostly non-fermentable sucralose, but contains a small proportion of dextrose (which is obviously fermentable, it's the sugar in standard priming corn sugar). I'm not sure how much it is; certainly less than 10% (maybe a lot less), but if you're really sweetening things up some it could be worth thinking about.
It's possible to find pure sucralose under other names, and I _think_ that's what Lindemann's uses for their Framboise and other beers--verify that before taking my word for it!
I'd look at any other sugar substitutes you buy to see if they likewise include some dextrose--I think it's a common anti-caking agent.
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