I've decided to brew Northern Brewers "The Number 8" kit. The fermentables are as follows:
* 10 lbs. Dingemans Pils
* 1.5 lbs. CaraMunich Malt
* 2 lb. Belgian Soft Candi Sugar (boil for 10 min.)
* 15 oz. Corn Sugar (boil for 10 min.)
Two questions. First, is the corn sugar that they're talking about the same simple powdery sugar that I use for priming? Second, other than the obvious alcohol boost, can I expect any flavor characteristics. The recipe was developed by Stan Hieronymous. Do you think he added the simple sugar just for an extra kick, or was there more behind it? Thanks for your thoughts.