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Old 08-05-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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I was going to follow his recipe but saw you could use brown sugar instead of corn sugar. When I was at the store didn't remember how much sugar so I bought 4 pounds. Any reason not to put this much in? Will it affect the taste or just ABV?
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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The more sugar, the more alcohol, and the drier the whole thing is going to taste. At 4lb of sugar it is going to be really dry if you don't back sweeten it. At least it would be if you used corn sugar. The brown sugar should ferment out a bit differently, I would be a bit weary about putting in 4lbs though.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:52 AM   #3
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I used brown sugar in mine, but I only used 2.5 lbs. And I'm kinda eager to see how it turns out. I think 2.5 lbs might have even been too much. We shall see.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:05 AM   #4
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I would also be weary of 4 lbs brown sugar...might be too much. Go for 2 lbs and save the other 2 for your next batch.

 
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:02 PM   #5
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just before i make this i bought motts apple juice doesn't say anything about preservatives on the bottle but does it have them? Don't want to ruin the apple juice if i bought the wrong type.


EDIT: Quick search of motts.com shows that it doesn't have any...good!
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
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i used 2.2 lbs brown sugar(1 kilo bag) with 1 cinnamon stick in my last batch and swmbo likes it better than the original version. i think the brown sugar leaves it a wee bit sweeter.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #7
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I also used brown sugar as I was not able to find corn sugar in the store, and I didn't want to drive all the way to the LHBS. I also used White Labs english ale yeast instead of the wine yeast. I am hoping for a sweeter rather than drier finish.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:25 AM   #8
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I'm making this on Sunday for my Sis In Law. She just got engaged and the wedding is 10/08 so it will have a lot of time in the bottle. She dosen't like "dry " wine and if I'm reading corrrectly brown sugar will make it sweet and not dry? And Ale yeast will also help?










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Old 08-08-2007, 12:58 PM   #9
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If you don't have a scale, how do you measure 2 pounds of BS?
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I'm making this on Sunday for my Sis In Law. She just got engaged and the wedding is 10/08 so it will have a lot of time in the bottle. She dosen't like "dry " wine and if I'm reading corrrectly brown sugar will make it sweet and not dry? And Ale yeast will also help?

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I would think it would still finish dry, and you'd need to sweeten it if you don't want it dry. Two months really isn't a long time, so get cracking!
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