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Old 01-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Candi Sugar vs. Candi Syrup

I bought candi sugar and the recipe calls for candi syrup. Any difference? For the sugar do you just stir it in a little at a time?

PS- My first all grain batch, so I want to have as many bugs worked out before we start.


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They'll certainly contribute different quantities of sugar per weight. Candi sugar is sugar, and candi syrup is sugar + water, so you'll need to figure out how to convert the weight from of one to the other.

In either case, I would add it slowly as it dissolves. It shouldn't be that tough to integrate it in, but you'd probably want to avoid having a big pile of sugar sitting at the bottom of your boil kettle.
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Just compare the sugar content of the syrup with the sugar content of the candi sugar (should be 100% or near 100% of weight) and add the appropriate amount of candi sugar.
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