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Old 05-22-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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hey all. i am new, and am about to make my first batch of home brew. ive read alot and am confident so far, except for i have 1 question. i live in a very rural part of canada and i dont have easy access to most ingredients. id like to make my first batch of bere with corn sugar like is sugested, but that just isnt an option for a few weeks. my local grocery/gas store does carry alotta corn SYRUP tho, like the BeeHive brand. can this be used as a better substitute than the normal white cane sugar, and if so, does any1 know the proportion the substitute. thanx alot for the time and the forum.


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Old 05-22-2006, 01:03 AM   #2
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IMO, you should not use corn syrup to brew with. If you are just getting started, be patient and do your first batch the right way with proper ingredients. Whatever you brew with corn syrup will not taste like a good craft brew.

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There is a homebrewshop just an internet away from you and most of them ship items in a very short time.


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Old 05-22-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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If you have the malt then you can brew with regular table sugar if you must. Just beware that your brew might not be as good tasting as if you made it with fresh ingredients such as dry malt extract in place of sugar or even steeping grains.
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i am in southern ontario and this on-line supplier is good
www.paddockwood.com
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Yes , Paddock Wood is great. Fast and friendly service. I order from them regularly.
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The problem with grocery store corn syrup is the additives, like vanillin. If you can find one without anything extra, you could use it.
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thanks for the link boo boo - i will check it out
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hey all, just wanted to say thanks. im going to go ahead and brew 1 batch with regular white sugar, ill put the next off until i can get to some corn sugar. that going to be this weeks project, so wish me luck.
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Check the ingredients on corn syrup bottles- light stuff ususlly has vanilla added, but not the dark syrup.

If you have to use table suger, boil it with a little lemon juice first, the yeasties will appreciate that you have broken the sucrose into glucose and fructose for their dining pleasure.
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If you have to use table suger, boil it with a little lemon juice first, the yeasties will appreciate that you have broken the sucrose into glucose and fructose for their dining pleasure.
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