Best Sugars and Syrups for Brewing
Refined sugars can have a variety of effects on a batch’s sweetness, body, flavor and alcohol content.
Simplicity is a light blonde candy syrup made from beet sugar. Excellent for Saison and Golden Ales, it is has a balance of highly fermentable sugars and creates a refreshing subtle flavor somewhere between citrus and honey but much lighter. This is the lightest of the candy syrups and makes an excellent addition to any strong beer that needs an ABV boost.
Made with both beet and date sugars, this is the darkest and richest of the candy syrups. With an SRM of 180, it adds dark color and a smooth fermentability. Subtle notes of anise, dark chocolate, dark stone fruit, caramel and dark-toasted bread. A superior syrup for all dark, high gravity Belgian Ale’s or any dark beer needing that extra push into imperial territory.
A dark-amber translucent candy syrup made from beet sugar. This syrup adds fermentable sugars and hints of caramel, vanilla, and lightly toasted bread. Exceedingly good in all Ale recipes that call for a caramel aromatic, candy sugar is not limited to Belgian Ale’s.
A versatile dark candy syrup with a mild palate of dark chocolate, dark stone fruit, hint of coffee, toffee, and medium-toasted bread notes. This syrup is made from beet sugar and adds fermentables in addition to the multitude of flavors. Excellent for all Belgian Ale’s or darker beers.
Used to boost alcohol content in beers. Adds brown color and rum-like flavor to a brew. Most commonly used in Belgian styles. 1 pound bag.
Used to boost alcohol content in beers. Most commonly used in light colored Belgian styles, such as Trippel.
Sugar tablets that take the place of priming sugar. Just add 3-5 tablets per bottle before filling. No measuring or stirring required.
1 pound of corn sugar (dextrose). Used for priming bottles or as an additional fermentable to increase alcohol content without adding body.
A non-fermentable sugar used to increase a beer’s body without increasing alcohol content. Derived from milk products, lactose is used to make the milk stout style of beer.
A non-fermentable sugar used to increase the body and mouthfeel of a beer without increasing the alcohol content.
5 ounces of corn sugar. Enough to prime 5 gallons worth of beer for bottling. One packet comes with each of our beer recipe kits.
Used to lighten beer and reduce body. Adds a mild rice flavor and fermentable sugars to a brew.