I am making a brown ale and I'd like to add some brown sugar to the recipe. How much do I add, and when do I put it in?
Brown sugar is a great addition to many different brews. It works great in brown ales and porters, even some Stouts. It will add alcohol and some flavor to these styles.Brown sugar can even be added to hard cider and tropical fruit wine prior to fermentation. Brown sugar has a PPG of 45, so every 1 lb added to a 5 gallon batch will raise the gravity by 0.009. Adding 1/2 to 1 lb. of brown sugar to a 5 gallon batch is a reletivly safe amount to add. For brewing beer ,you add the brown sugar at the same time as the malt extract.