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Substituting honey for sugar


Henry Wix asks,

I am basically a beginner and still use sugar in my wort. The batch usually has a slight “wine” taste. An experienced friend suggested that I try honey in place of sugar. I use four cups of sugar. What is the equivalent when I use honey?

Cane sugar is well known to give beer a cidery or winey flavor. If you want to get rid of this flavor, using honey in place of sugar is one of several
Response by Ashton Lewis.