Many sugars can be used for fermentation. They all have specific characteristics that will have an effect on the taste and mouthfeel of your brew.
Can I use normal sugar for brewing?
Can You Use Normal Sugar Instead Of Brewing Sugar? Yes, normal table sugar or white granulated sugar is perfectly fine to use in the vast majority of cases you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
What type of sugar is best for fermentation?
Cane sugar or more commonly known as white sugar is the best and most common type of sugar used for kombucha brewing. It is the most easily available source of sucrose for the yeast to convert to ethanol.
Can you use normal sugar instead of dextrose?
Sucrose (table sugar) can be used interchangeably with dextrose in all Mangrove Jack’s Cider kits without a problem. Note that using sucrose will give slightly more alcohol per kilogram compared to dextrose since sucrose has approximately 10% more sweetening power.
What is the difference between brewing sugar and normal sugar?
Brewing sugar is Dextrose Monohydrate. The main difference in the use is that it is a Mono Saccharide (one molecule of glucose) as opposed to household sugar which is a Di-saccahide (2 molecules). This means that fermentation using brewing sugar will start quicker and ferment cleaner.
What sugars are not fermentable?
Types of non fermentable sweeteners