Using granulated sugar

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    TomR

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    Hi as part of a full grain brew I added granulated sugar. Does using normal sugar have much effect on the resulting flavour?
    My beer tasted a bit barley wine ish. Meant to be pedigree
     
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    How much did you add and to what volume?
     
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    Recipe asked for 800g of Maltose syrup. I added 1kg of granulated sugar. Volume 23 litres.
     
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    I did a split batch with the equivalent of what you've done - results: people liked the sugar version more than the only grain version. Not cidery, not dry, tasted more like Pedigree than the full version. I was a bit surprised. It make me think about trying a faux lager experiment with maris otter or minch pale malt and sugar if I've got time.
     
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    Just to clarify I was following the recipe from G Wheelers book. The beer tastes really alcoholic and a bit heavy to drink. I think I extracted more sugar from my grain than I expected.
     
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    Dont know which edition of the book you have but mine(1998 edition) has for 23l with an og of 1043 -
    3250g pale
    52g black
    680g white sugar
     

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