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! Dextrose is quicker to dissolve than white sugar and 100% fermentable.
Use 115g of corn sugar to prime 19L prior to bottling. Dissolve in 500 to 700 ml 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 1.042 points per 453g per 3.78L to your specific gravity/Adds 42 points per pound per gallon
- Dextrose Needed (lbs.) = (Actual Volume * (Target Gravity – Actual Gravity)) / 0.042
Further, corn sugar is a common addition to help dry out the finish in highly hopped beers like Imperial IPAs.