Brewing Sugar (also known as Dextrose Mono-hydrate or Glucose) is a very fine powdered sugar, and can be used for fermenting beers, wines, cider or a spirit wash.
Why use Brewing Sugar?
Lots of different sugars can be used in the brewing process, each one has their own different characteristic on the final taste of the beer, wine or cider. Brewing sugar is the most popular type of sugar that is added for several reasons:
1. As it is powder rather than crystals, there is little chance of the fermenters being scratched.
2. The Brewing Sugar will dissolve more easily.
3. Brewing sugar is 100% fermentable.
4. Brewing Sugar ferments easier than household sugar.
5. Brewing Sugar gives the beer, wine and cider a cleaner flavour.
What quantity do I use?
Brewing sugar can be used as a direct substitute for standard sugar, so if you need 1Kg sugar, you can use 1Kg Brewing Sugar.
Can you use Brewing Sugar for priming?
Yes, you can use Brewing Sugar for priming beer and cider. Ideally better suited for priming barrels, for bottles we would recommend carbonation drops.