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Old 02-06-2015, 04:58 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Azure View Post
Also question, is it a problem if I use table sugar after fermentation, or do you have to use dextrose?
Yeast metabolize dextrose easier. Its less complex for them to digest . They spend less energy on the simple sugar and live longer.The longer they stay alive the less dead yeast sits in your brew that can produce off flavors. You could use table sugar, a little water and a little citric acid in a pan and simmer lightly to make a thin caramel. The citric acid during carmelizing the suger will break down a more complex sugar to a simple sugar like corn dextrose.

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