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Sugars and Beer Enhancer

There's quite a few alternatives to sugar you can use in your homebrew. Microbrewery beer is often made with the addition of some glucose or 'Brewing Sugar'

 

If a kit calls for brewing sugar or beer enhancer you can actually just use normal sugar from the supermarket. Different sugars give different tastes though. You may prefer these!

If you want a different flavour try experimenting with syrup, honey treacle etc. Buy it from the supermarket! If you do use treacle it's a strong flavour and will dominate especially in light beers so be warned!

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Glucose Brewing Sugar/Dextrose Monohydrate

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A kg of brewing sugar. Yes, it's also known as dextrose,  monohydrate and glucose. It's all the same stuff.

It has less of a homebrew taste than normal sugar, you're already used to it in cakes and sweets. You might catch sight of bags of it on trips to breweries! 

Glucose/Brewing Sugar/Dextrose Monohydrate 25kg

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Yep! A nice big 25 kg bag of Glucose- In bulk for micro breweries or just for big home brewers!

1.3 litres is about a 1kg of sugar if you're using a jug to measure it!

Candi Sugar Belgian Light 500g

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Belgian Candi sugar in a the light form.

Candi Sugar Belgian Dark 500g

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Dark luscious Belgian candi sugar- features in some beer recipes. Also good in coffee.

 

Muntons Carbonation Drops Pack of 80

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Pack of 80 Muntons Carbonation Drops. Enough for 40 pints of beer

This is the Muntons pack of carbonation drops. They are the right size for UK use.

Two drops per 500 Ml bottle- so there's enough there for a 23Litre/5 Gallon brew.

Or use three for a 750 Ml, they're a good price and the right size!

Coopers Carbonation Drops

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Pack of 60 glucose tablets to use as a priming sugar for bottled beers. You use two drops per 750 ml bottle.

They're glucose and sucrose in 73/27 mix.

 

Muntons Beer Enhancer 1kg

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 Use instead of sugar to give your beer more body and flavour. It's a blend of Spray dried malt and glucose sugar. Gives more body and  fullness than sugar.

Better Brew Beer Enhancer-1Kg

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Slightly different mix than the Muntons but much the same and a bit cheaper...
Beer enhancer is becoming more popular, this is suitable for all the Coopers kits as well!

Body Bru (Malto Dextrin) 500g

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Body Bru , also known as Malto Dextrin or Burton Body Brew

This is useful stuff. It's a partially fermentable sugar. This means it leaves a sweetness in the beer, as it doesn't ferment.

It also adds body character and flavour to light beers, it's supposed to help give a big head as well.

Especially useful for adding body to light beer, it may add a bit much for your taste if you add it to 3kg all malt kit.

You can add th efull 500g to a 40 pint kit but may want to use about half to start with!

Lactose Milk Sugar 500g

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Lactose- Milk sugar. Used in milk stouts and some  of the modern micro brews.Mackeson is the best example.