Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Priming Sugar question...
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rockford, Michigan
Posts: 68
Default Priming Sugar question...

I have a 4 oz. bag of corn sugar. For 5 gallon batch I typically use the norm of 1 oz. per gallon. Can I mix 1 oz. of table sugar with the corn sugar to give me the 5 oz I need? Will it really effect anything in a negative way?

Gopher40 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
struggling author
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
unionrdr's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 36,537
Liked 3243 Times on 2802 Posts
Likes Given: 2359


No,it won't. I was in this same position last year,where I had about 1 part dextrose & had to add 2 parts sucrose (table sugar). Worked just fine. No worries.
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle!
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle!
unionrdr is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 136
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Short answer: yes

Long answer: Corn sugar and table sugar have slightly different fermentability levels so the substitution isn't 1:1. You may also want to fine tune your carbonation level instead of just using 1 oz per gallon. This is a lot easier if you're using table sugar. Use an online calculator to determine how much sugar you need to add based on the size of your batch, temperature of the flat beer and the volumes of CO2 you want in the final carbonated beer:
imrook is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Priming Sugar Question JeffoC6 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-03-2012 04:45 PM
Question on priming sugar RTPalmer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-13-2011 01:07 AM
Priming sugar question Hebby5 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 01-28-2011 01:40 AM
Priming Sugar question? timmystank Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 05-06-2009 12:56 AM
priming sugar question Fitz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-02-2008 12:39 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads