I've got a Hefeweizen ready for bottling and realized now that to get to the higher carb rates that Hefes have I need more than the one bag of corn sugar I ordered. I don't really have a LHBS and don't have time to order any from the net. I went to the Stop and Shop to see if a supermarket carries corn sugar, but no luck. I did pick up some fructose, however.
Here's my question - I did some searching around on the forums but couldn't find a definitive answer: does fructose work well for priming (emphasis on the word "well"). I know it will work, but 1) does it take longer to carb, like sucrose would? 2) can I mix dextrose and fructose in the same priming solution?, and 3) some people said it would impart off-flavors; does it?
Finally, my software has calculations for sucrose and dextrose but not fructose. Which calculation would I use?
I can post recipe and desired carb rate, if you need it.
Little Rest Brewing Company
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Devil's Leap Belgian Dubbel
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