Has anyone toyed around with using sweet ingredients other than white sugar??
The reason I ask is that I have a friend who is owns a diner and he gave me 6 LARGE bottles of maple syrup and 12 bags of brown sugar.
I understand that both of these ingredients would produce co2 if mixed with yeast and water.
My question is.. has anyone used these and if so, how much of each?
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The corn syrup might work better actually.. It's full of corn syrup which is gluctose, a simple sugar... Might be easier for the yeast to break down.. But sugar is sugar.. I don't think the yeast cares.
There are a few recipes that people add molasses to help out the yeast. Brown sugar is essentially sugar with molasses added to it. I just started using brown sugar in my diy jello and I will never go back to just plain regular old sugar. It seems to make the yeast happier and in return it provides me with more co2. I agree with others if the maple is the real deal then eat it, if not then let us know how it works.