Substitute for corn sugar

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 I forgot to order corn sugar with my last batch of ingredients and I can't
find any at the local store.  What can I use for priming instead of corn
sugar and get the same results?

-Nick



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Table sugar works fine.  Use about 5% less, IIRC.

    --------->Denny
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Yes, about that.

The old rule of not using cane or beet sugar because it'll impart an
off flavor was usually due to outdated liquid malt kits.  (And some of
us actually like that taste.)

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Newbie here.  Hi everyone.

How about using dry malt extract as priming.  Would that work as well?
Would the amount need to be adjusted compared to dextrose?






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You can use dry malt extract, although it takes longer to carbonate, and you
won't be able to notice any difference in taste versus other sugars.  If you
want to try malt extract, the suggested amount is one and a quarter cups for
5 gallons.

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Dave
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There is no advantage to using DME.  As a matter of fact, since
different brands of DME have different degrees of fermentability, it's
harder to control your carbonation level than it is with corn suagr.

    ----------->Denny
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Okey dokey.  I just figured it would be one less thing to buy.  

My first batch (a no-boil John Bull Porter) was bottled the weekend
before last, and should, I hope, be ready in another 2 weeks or so.
Smelled like beer going in, didn't have anything unrecognizable
floating in it, and no bottles have blown up (yet).   So far, so good.
:>

Back when I was a kid (a LOONNGG time ago), one of my friends' father
had beehives, so we got as much free honey as we wanted.  So
naturally, being the good D&Ders we were, we concocted our own mead
for weekend parties.  Alas, our methods were quite crude (put hot
water in a plastic garbage can, stir in an undetermined amount of
honey till it dissolves, let it cool a bit, toss some bread yeast on
top, cover it with a t-shirt to keep the bugs from falling in, wait a
week or so until the foam went away and the bubbles stopped, let it
"age" a week or sometimes two, store it in the fridge overnight, and
voila).  Tasted bloody awful, of course, but hey, after a few glasses
it didn't matter any more.   <shrug>

I'm hoping the beer comes out . . . uh . . .  better.   :>





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Re: Substitute for corn sugar
On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 20:01:34 -0500, "\"Rev Dr\"  Lenny Flank"

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Considering that mead takes a LOT longer than 4 weeks to properly
ferment and age, your beer should be just fine.  Even the worst
"brewed from a can" homebrew is better than most bought beers.

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I'm sure the baking yeast didn't help matters, either.   ;>  But then,
we were far far more interested in getting bazoo'ed than we were in
taste or quality.


, your beer should be just fine.  Even the worst
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When I lived in Pennsylvania, I used to drink Yeungling Porter on
those (very frequent) occasions when I didn't have money for Guinness.
When I moved to Florida, Yeungling became unavailable (I've been told
since that they've stopped making Porter anyway), and there are no
porters available here with any predictability.  Hence, the decision
to brew my own steady supply. . . .  Even bad porter is, I think,
preferable to none at all.     :>





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Re: Substitute for corn sugar
On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 18:55:19 -0500, "\"Rev Dr\"  Lenny Flank"

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While I have to differ with you on porter (or Guinness) (I don't drink
burned cereal), bad home brew is preferable to no beer, or even most
bought beers.  (In the US, at least.  I've bought some pretty good
brews in Germany.)

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HERETIC !!!!!!!    <grin>


, bad home brew is preferable to no beer, or even most
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Most American beers, it goes without saying, taste like dish water.
No, scratch that --- dish water would at least be more flavorful.

I've preferred dark beers ever since I had my first Guinness.  Alas,
my wallet never liked dark beers very much, at least until Yeungling
came along.

Since moving to Florida, I've been reduced mostly to Amber Bock, which
I strongly suspect is nothing but Michelob Light with some food
coloring added.

I can't wait till my Porter is ready so I can have real beer again.
Although I'm quite sure all my friends will absolutely hate it.  I'll
keep a case of Milwaukee's, uh,  Best in the fridge just for them.
:>





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Re: Substitute for corn sugar
On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 21:56:26 -0500, "\"Rev Dr\"  Lenny Flank"

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Recipe for Budweiser.

Pour triple-distilled water VERY slowly and carefully down the side of
a keg.  (Splashing may introduce oxygen, which may add some flavor.)
Close keg.  Charge with just enough compressed air (CO2 may introduce
some flavor) to cause liquid to exit keg.

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Oh, at least give them a taste of reality - brew up some light pale
ale.

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\"Rev Dr\" Lenny Flank wrote:

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If that's what you think, you're buying the wrong beers...

    --------->Denny

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I just bought 6 bottles of Beast. That is one beer a year for 6 years.
Tame the Beast with old age.......

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So what's the right beer?  Say an APA?  Or an IPA?

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Al Klein wrote:

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Tastes vary so much, I wouldn't want to say what the "right" beer for
everbody is.  But anyone who thinks all American beer is bland, fizzy
and yellow is buying the wrong beer.  There are lots of alternatives to
NAILs.

    ---------->Denny
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Re: Substitute for corn sugar
Have you considered High Fructose Corn Syrup?

http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/sugars.html
Kent

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