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Offline Jefferson Coastal

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Invert sugar substitute
« on: May 26, 2021, 06:32:20 PM »
I'm brewing a historical English pale ale.  Recipe calls for invert sugar.  EG Beckers Brewing Sugar.

Any ideas for a substitution?  What about using regular sugar?

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 06:50:50 PM »
You can buy Beckers at AiH. They have 1 lb. now if you don't want 3lbs.

https://www.homebrewing.org/Beckers-Inverted-Brewing-Sugars-Invert-3--3-lbs_p_10336.html

You could make your own. Plenty of instructions on the web. Search this site too there have been discussions.

You could use sugar in the raw, but it hasn't been cooked, so not the same flavors.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 06:58:20 PM »
Golden syrup is another option.

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2021, 07:16:07 PM »
I would like to brew this weekend, so unfortunately, don't want to wait for mail order.

I have not heard of Golden syrup.  Is that brewing specific or a grocery item?

If I used Belgian clear Candi sugar, would that impart a "Belgiany" taste into the English pale ale?

You mentioned that regular table sugar works, but doesn't bring the same taste

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 07:36:07 PM »
Golden Syrup I have used is "Lyle's Golden Syrup".  It is available at many specialty stores for groceries, but some regular chains, including Walmart, will often carry it.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 07:54:02 PM »
I would like to brew this weekend, so unfortunately, don't want to wait for mail order.

I have not heard of Golden syrup.  Is that brewing specific or a grocery item?

If I used Belgian clear Candi sugar, would that impart a "Belgiany" taste into the English pale ale?

You mentioned that regular table sugar works, but doesn't bring the same taste

Clear candi sugar will give you no more flavor than table sugar.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 08:26:26 PM »
You can make invert sugar.



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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 08:28:40 PM »
Demerara sugar often works well in British Ales.  Albeit that it is not an 'invert' sugar.

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2021, 08:32:29 PM »
Demerara sugar often works well in British Ales.  Albeit that it is not an 'invert' sugar.

Not invert, but has the appropriate flavor.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 09:38:41 PM »
Demerara sugar often works well in British Ales.  Albeit that it is not an 'invert' sugar.

Not invert, but has the appropriate flavor.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 09:57:52 PM »
Demerara sugar often works well in British Ales.  Albeit that it is not an 'invert' sugar.

Not invert, but has the appropriate flavor.

When I make invert sugar I often use Demerara.
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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2021, 01:26:06 AM »
Making your own is super easy.

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2021, 03:07:44 AM »
Lyle's Golden Syrup can be found in the baking sections of some stores. If you have a British expat community it might be in the British section.

Golden Syrup is partially inverted. It does have a nice flavor. It is closest to Invert #1.

What does the recipe call for? 1,2, or 3.

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2021, 01:05:48 PM »
It calls for Invert #1

I'm thinking LIGHT Belgian rock Candi would also do the trick

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Re: Invert sugar substitute
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2021, 01:51:13 PM »
Can you get Belgian rock in short order?

If you’re not going to make invert the Demerara would be closer than Belgian rock ...and a lot easier to get (Walmart).



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