When brewing your own beer, Cascade Home Brew suggests adding one kilogram, or 0.998 Kilogram, of white cane sugar for every six gallons made by the company's home-brewing kit, which contains 1.68 Kilogram of malt extract. Malt contains a type of sugar called maltose. Due to malt's inclusion in beer recipes, some such as a concoction for beginners by Brew Your Own magazine, do not call for additional sugar.
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Adjust for Alcohol Content
Using less sugar, such as 0.544 Kilogram instead of 0.998 Kilogram per six gallons, will reduce the alcohol content of the home-brewed beer by 1.4 per cent. Adding large amounts of sugar to your home brew will increase alcohol content but may also produce a beer closer to wine in composition.
The amount of sugar you add to your home brew is a personal choice, as it will dictate the alcohol content of your beer, as well as the flavour.
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