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Turning good beer into great Beer

Itís easy to improve the taste of any kit beer. Your first step is simple . .

Don't Use Sugar:

When you follow directions to use cane sugar with your beer kit (any form of sucrose - white, brown, demerara, raw etc) it leaves behind a cidery or fruity taste which clashes with the malt flavour. This is not a pure beer taste.

This means that if you use sugar in your brews, they will not taste as nice as they should. Glucose (dextrose) and malt are far superior beer ingredients which always give you a pure beer taste.

Why do the kit manufacturers tell you to use sugar?

Itís simple. You can get sugar anywhere. If the kit manufacturers told you to use glucose which is not so easy to find, this might slow down sales of the kits. This is understandable and as long as you realise how much better your beers will be if you use glucose & malt, it does not matter what they suggest in their instructions.

When you are buying brewing sugars for your beer, always look at the list of ingredients. If it includes sucrose (ordinary sugar), we suggest you donít buy it.

BY THE WAY - You can use ordinary sugar to prime your bottles. The total amount used at this stage is only 200g & this is not enought to affect the taste of the beer.

Glucose or malt powder can be used but you need to change the amount you put in the bottles. Also . . . the powders tend to get stuck in the neck of wet bottles. Therefore, to keep the process simple & easy, this is the only time we recommend the use of ordinary sugar

Whatís better than sugar?

We have developed a range of pre-mixed brewing sugars (premium quality brewing malt, glucose & corn syrup) that you can add to all your beers instead of the sugar that is usually suggested by the kit manufacturer in the first place.

Note that we do not use confectionary malt as is used by others. Our malts are specifically made for brewing & they really do give better results.

These mixes are called BREWCRAFT BREWBLENDS and you will improve all your beers by using them instead of sugar. They give more flavour, more body & they improve the head.

There are several different mixtures & you simply choose the one that suits the type of beer you want to make. The following information will help you choose.