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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2003 * November 5, 2003 * Priming Agents other than Corn Sugar? < Previous Next >

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FrugalBrewer (209.98.83.170)
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know corn sugar is reliable and the standard for priming but sometimes I run out or forget to get some from the LHBS. What other options and what amounts do you use for priming 5 gallons??

Also, is corn sugar available in the grocery or other stores??
 

Denny Conn (63.114.138.2)
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cane sugar should work fine. I believe there's maybe a small adjustment to be made in the amount, but I'm not sure if or how much.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can substitute white table sugar (cane or beet) for corn sugar. To be strictly accurate, use 5 percent more by weight. As for other priming agents, beer can be primed with DME (boil it first and use about 15 percent more) or honey (use about 20 percent more) or even maple syrup or other flavors (if you like the flavors they contribute). But I still believe corn sugar to be the most reasonable solution, though I've used white sugar without any problem.

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