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Offline Cfrman

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Corn Syrup
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:31:35 am »
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!

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Re: Corn Syrup
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 11:54:49 am »
No, you are better off using corn sugar or sucrose.  Corn syrup is not completely fermentable.
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Re: Corn Syrup
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 12:11:18 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.

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Re: Corn Syrup
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 12:38:46 pm »
If you're talking corn syrup like Karo, avoid it. It has salt and vanilla in it.
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Re: Corn Syrup
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 02:13:53 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.
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