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First ever brew almost ready, considering raw sugar for carbonation

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Lovers Lane

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Hey lads n gals

First time brewer here, about to bottle up his first brew in a few days. Have started off basic with a Morgan's Pacific Pale Ale extract kit, but would eventually like to get into using more organic methods (as per my lifestyle).

I am aiming to use carbonated drops per 750ml bottle, for my first brew, but I would also like to try using some organic raw sugar in a few of the bottles.

From researching online (and from this thread on the forums https://bit.ly/32OKflv) people seemed to have had decent success with using the CSR sugar cubes. If I substituted the sugar cubes for an equal part of raw sugar, would this yield a relatively positive result? Does anyone have any experience with organic raw sugar?

Any help would be appreciated! :)
 

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I have never used anything else apart from good old white cane sugar for 20years and from what i've read other sugars wont make any noticeable difference to the carbonation process.
 

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Don't think I would worry what sugar I would use unless Morgans extract is also certified organic.
 

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Don't think I would worry what sugar I would use unless Morgans extract is also certified organic.
Indeed. Was more so beginning the journey into experiencing how organic materials react ^_^
 

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I’ve been playing around with honey, molasses, etc. My personal goal was to maximize locally sourced ingredients.

sugars are sugars. That said, there is a taste difference as well as some difference in carbonation level (molasses seems to carbonate slower but longer)

I’d love to quote a bunch of numbers but that isn’t how I brew. I am low tech, take notes, and play with ingredients.

for consistency I am mostly back to using dextrose. For now

to answer your question, I would bottle half the batch each option, taste and compare
 
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