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Old 11-06-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Can you substitute powdered sugar for dextrose when you in a pinch and you need to bottle?

Could you try out apfelwein with powdered sugar?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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Powdered sugar is not the same as dextrose.

It's cane sugar that's finely ground.

That said you should be able to use it to bottle with no issues, and I've used cane sugar in apfelwein with no problems. It's important to note however that it isn't the same ingredient, I wouldn't interchange them in a recipe without considering that.

 
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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look at the ingredients in powdered sugar, the second one usually is corn starch to "prevent caking".
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look at the ingredients in powdered sugar, the second one usually is corn starch to "prevent caking".
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Rather than using powdered sugar, you can use regular table sugar. It's chemically identical (sucrose), doesn't contain additives, and a lot cheaper. 0.8 lbs sucrose is equivalent to 1 lb corn sugar (dextrose), so you don't need as much.

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look at the ingredients in powdered sugar, the second one usually is corn starch to "prevent caking".
Mash it! The corn starch should Convert pretty easily!


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