"morebeerplease":x4jsq25v wrote: Can i use dried malt extract instead of the suger as advised below?[/quote:x4jsq25v]
Possibly -- though it won't dissolve as easily. As the article says, it's big quantities of sugar that are the problem, not sugar per se.
Your priming solution won't have as big an effect on flavour as the main fermentables, so even if it does work you're not going to get much value from the extra expense.
i'll go exactly as article said then ta.
One last thing (all excire & delire on this right now), can you recommend a good brown ale brew with this starter kit, something that attempts toward one of the holy grails a beer in my opinion i.e ESB
"morebeerplease":1xv3ybsh wrote: I intended to use unrefined brown cane sugar.. do you think other than maybe a healtier option it would make a blind bit a difference?[/quote:1xv3ybsh]
Welcome aboard morebeerplease
Not a priming rate, no and why is brown sugar any healthier its just usually white sugar with a little molasses and some glycerol. If you want to use darker sugar use something like Muscovado, or Demerara sugar.
Hey everybody. my name is alec. I felt it was time for me to register here because i visit the site so often. im new to this and have started by doing a couple of kits. will hopefully advance from there.