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Sucrose, commonly called table sugar, is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose with the molecular formula C12H22O11
 
Sucrose, commonly called table sugar, is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose with the molecular formula C12H22O11
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Made from adding water to crushed sugar  beets and sugar cane, reducing and refining.
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It's correct use is to lighten the body and colour of a beer.
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The incorrect use is to solely increase the alcohol content. Doing this will produce poor quality beer with a cidery taste.
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Sucrose can be heated with acid to make [[invert sugar]].

Revision as of 10:56, 11 October 2009


Sucrose, commonly called table sugar, is a disaccharide of glucose and fructose with the molecular formula C12H22O11

Made from adding water to crushed sugar beets and sugar cane, reducing and refining.

It's correct use is to lighten the body and colour of a beer. The incorrect use is to solely increase the alcohol content. Doing this will produce poor quality beer with a cidery taste.

Sucrose can be heated with acid to make invert sugar.