Priming sugar

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mrbugawkagawk

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i am looking to use brown sugar as my priming sugar for my american wheal ale. How much brown sugar would i need to achive good carbonation in a 5 gallon batch.

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I believe brown sugar has a ppg of 1.042, which is pretty darn close to dextrose, which is what I assume you normally use. I would think 4-5 ozs would do the trick., or 2/3 cup, but you probably dont want to pack it.
 

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just a quick question sorry to hijack, does brown sugar add any extra flavor to the brew, is that why u want to use it?
 
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i was told that it doesnt but i would think that it would change the color, but i could be wrong
 
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