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Old 07-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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What sugars can be used for fermentation? Can I get creative and use, say Brown Sugar?
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Absolutely.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Sugar
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Consider your beer carefully before using brown sugar or molasses, they can dominate the flavor in surprisingly small amounts.
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I have typically been using 300mg of dextrose sugar in a 6 gal batch of brew. What quantity of brown sugar should reduce too?
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Assume dextrose = 37 ppppg, sucrose = 46 ppppg, and brown sugar is effectively 100% sucrose:
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bianco:~ john$ dc 
3k
37 46/p
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300*p
241.200
241mg (ITYM gm )
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Thank you very much! Any other good tips? Like what type of beer to try it with? I was thinking a brown ale.
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