From the HBD Archive
From: Bob Hettmansperger <>
Subject: Priming help
Date: 1992-03-05 01:02:44 GMT

Priming help

Wow. Thanks to everone who responded so fast on corn sugar substitutes for
priming. The suggestions came fast a furious for awhile there. Here's a
summary in order of suggestion:

1) Honey: By far the popular suggestion; sworn by some as preferable in
general2) Cane sugar: Some said it would taste a little worse, but not much
3) DME: See past "discussions" in HBD about the merits of this
4) Brown sugar: Some said this was more appropriate for a Pale Ale anyway
5) Molasses: ditto
6) Corn Syrup: worth a shot
7) Coca Cola: just kidding

As it turns out, the net has come through and someone in my brewing club
("Hey now-") can "lend" me some priming suger (hmm, how's he going to ask for
it to be paid back I wonder...). Nice to know the HBD can still show a
friendly face.


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