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doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« on: September 19, 2010, 11:14:36 AM »
I have several cans of syrup; lager, bock, IPA, etc... and don't have any white sugar. I want to brew some beer now. can I use 1.5 or 2 cans of syrup instead of 1 can and white sugar as the recipe on the can describes? any body got any ideas?

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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 11:19:22 AM »
Yes - using all extract instead of a large amount of sugar will probably make better beer, actually.
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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 11:20:18 AM »
I have several cans of syrup; lager, bock, IPA, etc... and don't have any white sugar. I want to brew some beer now. can I use 1.5 or 2 cans of syrup instead of 1 can and white sugar as the recipe on the can describes? any body got any ideas?

Yes use 2 cans. You are the master... Lager and IPA probably will go together well just use the IPA yeast if you are fermenting at ale temps. ;D
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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 11:28:38 AM »
Yes, as they already said, use two cans.  The beer will probably be better with that instead of sugar, although the finished product may not be as dry as you want.  The style of beer you're making kind of depends on whether the malt syrup is hopped or not.  If not just figure whatever color looks good for the style you want to brew, using the two cans of malt extract.  If hopped already, try to go for a style that has the bitterness of the combination of syrups and the color they will make.
Or just brew a beer, add hops and ferment it, then name the style.......
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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 01:16:45 PM »
At this point "beer" is adequate and there's no need to get caught up in categorizing. LOL
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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 02:05:57 PM »
Thanks a million everybody, I am brewing now. ;D

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Re: doubling the syrup instead of adding white suger?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 03:21:34 PM »
Or just brew a beer, add hops and ferment it, then name the style.......
+1 just brew it and enjoy