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Mike Thorwart
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Username: Miket

Post Number: 32
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi everyone,

I need to clear out some carboys, but have no corn sugar. Scheduling and laziness make a trip to the LHBS impossible this weekend. I'm thinking of using plain old table sugar.

I've searched the archives and can't seem to find a definitive answer. I can't believe 4 oz of cane sugar will impart any flavor on the beer.

Can I use cane sugar for priming. As near as I can tell, the amount (by weight) is nearly the same - maybe a little less.

Thanks!
Mike
 

Bob Boufford
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Username: Bobb

Post Number: 180
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 02:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike,

John Palmer in his "How To Brew" book says cane sugar carbonates a little more but will work fine. His recommendation is 3/4 cup of corn sugar or 2/3 cup of cane sugar.

Cheers,

Bob
 

Brandon Dachel
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Username: Brandon

Post Number: 1328
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Use the carbonator:

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html
 

Scott A. Till
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Username: Sonicmonkey

Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Also, honey works pretty good too. I've done honey and corn sugar when I ran out of CS.

Scott
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 1317
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Use white table sugar and 5 percent less than if priming with corn sugar. You won't notice the difference.
 

Mike Thorwart
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Username: Miket

Post Number: 33
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks all!

Maybe I won't go back to corn sugar then.

Mike
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1008
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I almost never use corn sugar anymore.

No one noticed..........
 

q-ceps
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Username: Qceps

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.brewrats.org/primer.html

very scientific