Belgian Candy Syrup and Candi Sugar

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What is the difference between candy syrup and candi sugar.

What is the difference between amber candi sugar and regular candi sugar.

I know that candi sugar is sucrose, but why differentiate it by calling it amber?
 

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I've used white and dark candi before and the difference between the two is caramelization, the dark has a nutty, treacly flavour. So i would assume that the difference is a slight caramelization on the amber.
 
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Different colors have different flavor components related to how hot they have been cooked.

You can find regular candi sugar/syrup which is usually clear to a light yellow, amber, which is amber-red, and dark, which is dark brown to black.
 

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You can take your white rocks, dissolve in a little water and then allow to caramalize a little.
 

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For my first Belgium dubbel (2001), I used a commercially made "rock candy" but have since turned to making by my own. Simple to do and keeping with the "craft" aspect of making my own beer. Having never used a syrup, I can see the upside of a syrup is ease by which it would dissolve. With rock candy I try to make sure no chunks sit on the bottom of my brew kettle and burn.
 
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