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Corn Sugar (Dextrose) - 5 lbs.
AD311
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Description

Corn Sugar, or dextrose, is used to "prime" your beer to produce natural carbonation in the bottle. "Priming" is the act of adding a small amount of fresh fermentable sugar to the beer just before bottling so that the residual yeast will consume it and produce carbonation in the sealed bottle. We recommend corn sugar for this purpose because it is easy for the yeast to consume and has a neutral flavor profile, meaning it will leave your beer tasting the way you designed it!
 
Use 4 oz of corn sugar to prime 5 gallons prior to bottling. (If you are using the Tap-A-Draft or a kegging set-up, we recommend that you use 3oz/5gallons) Dissolve in 1-1.5 pints of water and boil for 5 minutes to sanitize prior to mixing with your beer.
 
Can also be used to boost your Original Gravity without impacting the beer's flavor profile. Adds 1.037 points per pound per gallon (PPG) to your specific gravity.
Item # AD311
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 6LBS
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I'm out and need more.
David M C on Jun 11, 2018
use it in my processes
christopher c on May 30, 2018
I'm out and need more.
David M C on Jun 11, 2018
need it for beer
Tim L on Jun 1, 2018
use it in my processes
christopher c on May 30, 2018
Priming sugar
Bill Emerson on May 30, 2018
dry out big ipa
John S on May 24, 2018
bottling
Richard D. L on May 21, 2018
need carbonation
Michael W on May 4, 2018
to increase ABV in wine kits
Scott O on Apr 28, 2018
To boost the alcohol content in the finished product.
Mark J Anthony on Mar 30, 2018
For my rootbeer
Kyle K on Mar 20, 2018
needed for cider
Chad I on Mar 16, 2018
for higher attenuation on my west coast doubles/triples
Gary O on Feb 20, 2018
Cider
kristopher b on Feb 10, 2018
I use it in most of my IPAs
Derek H on Jan 26, 2018
Use this all the time. Keep it in stock
Mac M on Jan 18, 2018
need it for beer
Tim L on Jun 1, 2018
Priming sugar
Bill Emerson on May 30, 2018
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corn sugar
I use it when kegging, works as planned.
June 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Works just like corn sugar should. 5 pounds means Ill have a year of brewing without reordering. I use an once per gallon and have had good carbonation.
April 5, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Exactly what is needed, it gets the job done!
January 30, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Does the job!
Great value and quality product.
May 6, 2015
Bump up the Gravity
I don't bottle - but I use Corn Sugar in some of my brews to "artificially" increase the gravity of a few IPAs I like. works GREAT!

NOTE: This method changes the flavor profile of the beer, by "drying it out" a little bit. If that's not what you're looking for, just increase your grain bill or extract.
May 14, 2014