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Old 04-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Which is better sugar or malt extract?

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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better for what?
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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The taste of the beer , but also the strength of the beer. I've only used brewing sugar.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
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malt extract. if you throw a bunch of sugar in your beer it'll get a thin and cidery flavor. you can bottle condition with sugar and thin out a really high gravity beer with sugar but other than that stick to malt extract
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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Yeah has been coming out bait cidery. Will give that a go next time.

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:33 AM   #6
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Which is better sugar or malt extract?
Definitely malt extract - it's not beer without malt!

 
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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Yeah yesterday I added more sugar to the beer to make it stronger. It had a mini explosion. Won't be doing that again!

 
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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This question might be better in the beginners forum, rather than here in automated brewing. I'd expect you'd get more and probably better responses.

 
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