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Old 05-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Besides upping the sugar content, what does candied sugar do?

Just curious if it adds anything besides fermentable sugars.


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Old 05-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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The dark candi sugar will impart some subtle rum-like notes to your brew. Save yourself some money and make it at home if you don't already.
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It dries out the beer, because it's close to 100% fermentable. The ABV increases, but the unfermentable sugar level is the same.
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