Dissolving Sugar in the Boil Cleanly
This tip comes to the Phantom Brewer courtesy of Dave Mathis of BJ’s Brewhouse.
Many of us use candi sugar in our Belgian style beers, but dissolving it in our boil kettles can be a pain. More often than not, the crystals end up sticking to the bottom of the kettle and require vigorous stirring to fully dissolve and incorporate into the brew.
The solution lies in that nylon hop bag you bought long ago and never really used. Simply place your candi sugar in the bag and tie the bag to one of you kettle handles. Drop the bag into the boil and let it remain suspended in the brew. Come back 5 minutes later and all your sugar will be gone! tpb