Brewers crystals

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  1. Semper Sitientem

    Semper Sitientem Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience using brewers crystals? When to add and how much for a 5 gallon batch? I’m looking to boost the ABV slightly of an upcoming IPA.
     
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    It's just sugar...add it in the boil. You could save some money and use regular sugar for a fraction of the cost. If you're not using a lot, it won't have much of an impact on flavor. If it was me, I'd just use more grain or boost with malt extract.
     
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    I'll amplify a little on what JA said: What's the recipe? There are reasons to use sugar in your beer, if for example, you want less malt flavor - yes, sometimes that's a thing - or if you want the beer's body thinner. Without additional information, there's no way to know how to recommend. As to the sugar, brewer's crystals, cane sugar, beet sugar, table sugar, they're all the same, sucrose. Use the cheapest version you can find (bargain brand table sugar at your supermarket).
     

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