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Title: Corn Syrup
Post by: Cfrman on June 20, 2016, 05:31:35 PM
I was wondering if Corn syrup is good for priming bottles instead of using powder? Or as in my next question I am brewing a Chocolate stout and would like to us Hershey's chocolate syrup to prime with!
Title: Re: Corn Syrup
Post by: santoch on June 20, 2016, 05:54:49 PM
No, you are better off using corn sugar or sucrose.  Corn syrup is not completely fermentable.
Title: Re: Corn Syrup
Post by: kramerog on June 20, 2016, 06:11:18 PM
If the corny syrup is high fructose corn syrup you can assume that it is completely fermentable.  You would probably need to do a test to figure out how much chocolate syrup is needed for a good carbonation level.
Title: Re: Corn Syrup
Post by: denny on June 20, 2016, 06:38:46 PM
If you're talking corn syrup like Karo, avoid it. It has salt and vanilla in it.
Title: Re: Corn Syrup
Post by: BrewArk on June 20, 2016, 08:13:53 PM
There are different grades of corn syrup.  Some more fermentable than others.  I was given some that was used as a modifier for sauces.  It was like wet cornstarch.  It had little sweetness, and didn't ferment much at all.  I stopped putting it in the boil and started adding it to mashes to use it up.