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Old 04-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
robertandrews
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Damn. I was all set to bottle today, but I just realised I'm out of spray malt light.
Can any household sugars be used for bottling (priming/carbonation)? I've read most veterans say steer well clear.

Don't think the brew shop is one tomorrow (Sunday).

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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You can use table sugar

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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I use corn sugar.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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Regular white (cane) sugar works fine.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Hmm, cane? I have Silver Spoon granulated sugar, I think that's the same, right? Maybe it was during boiling that people advise against using cane?

So how much of this sugar should I use for 12 litres of beer, in 24 500ml bottles? It's durrentlymina 25 litre plastic fermenter. It's a mix of extra dark grain, Maris otter grain and spray malt light.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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Honey works too - at least so far so good for me.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:27 PM   #7
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I used to use corn sugar but lately I have been using cane sugar. Provides a different bubble which I tend to like better. Also I can buy a huge bag of it for fairly cheap.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robertandrews View Post
Hmm, cane? I have Silver Spoon granulated sugar, I think that's the same, right? Maybe it was during boiling that people advise against using cane?

So how much of this sugar should I use for 12 litres of beer, in 24 500ml bottles? It's durrentlymina 25 litre plastic fermenter. It's a mix of extra dark grain, Maris otter grain and spray malt light.
Table sugar is fine, here's a calculator:
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

 
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