Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Cane sugar VS dextrose
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
naeco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 165
Default Cane sugar VS dextrose

Hello, I was planning on using 2/3 cane sugar and 1/3 dextrose for my cider as per recommended by CvilleKevin but I reached my desired gravity faster that expected and couldn't add any dextrose.

If I plan on fermenting cider to complete dryness, will the residual taste be very different between corn sugar and dextrose ?


naeco is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,121
Liked 5935 Times on 4231 Posts
Likes Given: 1515

Default

No. Dry is dry- you won't get a perceptible difference between corn sugar or cane sugar. Both are simple sugars, one from sugar cane and one from corn.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
RobWalker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Birmingham, England
Posts: 897
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It's all hoo-har really. Unless you're using a really outrageous sugar (honey, caramel etc) it just comes down to connoisseurism. Which is insane, because most people are just happy if their home brew doesn't taste like vinegar.
RobWalker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #4
CvilleKevin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,300
Liked 128 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

If you are just trying to make something that is drinkable then yeah, it doesnt much matter. Once you have accomplished making something decent tasting, then you will be able to notice the difference. cane and corn sugar have different residual taste and body when they ferment out. even if all you are making is sugar wash for distillation, its a noticeable difference.
CvilleKevin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dextrose or cane sugar naeco Cider Forum 3 08-06-2010 03:57 PM
Sugar for dextrose substitution bbriscoe Cider Forum 6 10-29-2009 05:48 PM
Where to buy Corn Sugar/Dextrose? timotb Cider Forum 7 08-28-2009 01:20 AM
Apfelwein with 100% cane sugar theganda Cider Forum 5 03-17-2009 03:45 AM
Cane sugar vs. brown sugar for grape cider drunken_scottsman Cider Forum 9 11-10-2008 03:12 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS