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Brewing Sugar Or Granulated Sugar?
One of the most frequent questions we get asked here at brewathome.shop is;
“Why should I spend the extra money on brewing sugar?”
Brewing Sugar (Glucose) is also known as Corn Sugar, Corn Starch, Dextrose Monohydrate.
This is used, instead of household sugar, to improve fermentation and less ‘tang’ in your home made beer, cider, wine and spirits.
Normal household sugar (sucrose), when fermenting, is first ‘split’ by the yeast into Glucose and Fructose.
The Glucose is the first component to be fermented so glucose allows the yeast to get to work straight away without wasting energy separating from Fructose. The process of separating these two sugars inevitably produces bi-products and impurities which some people can taste and that may spoil their enjoyment of home made alcoholic drinks.
So, in essence, you can definitely use ‘supermarket sugar’ however… it’s worth considering that the extra pennies per glass of what you enjoy may benefit the end result that you took time and effort making yourself using brewing sugar!
Chris Marshall – brewathome.shop (Last Updated: 14th October, 2022)