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Old 08-05-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
Mar 2008
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Would it be ok to use 3/4cup of Table sugar (cane) to carb/prime a 5 gallon batch of Apfelwein (sp?). I have heard that the disadvantage of using table sugar is that it would impart a cidery taste to beer. I dont think it would matter in this case. Will this work and how much table sugar to prime a 5 gallon batch?

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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i am not sure, I was thinking about doing this with my first batch but waited to get some corn sugar. I just didnt read a lot of good things about using sucrose

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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I'm no expert, and I have yet to make an apfelwein, but I don't think using table sugar would make much of a difference. Were talking about diluting 3/4 cup in 5 gallons, so it doesn't have much of an impact of flavor, and a cidery flavor wouldn't really matter in an apfelwein anyway. Hopefully EdWort or another apfelwein expert will chime in and give you some more solid advice.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:50 AM   #4
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I've carbed with corn sugar and i've carbed with cane sugar. i find no difference, and certainly no cidery flavors. Try this Carbonation Chart

EDIT: I forgot to mention that i exclusively use cane sugar for apfelwein.
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