Brewing for diabetics

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Brewing for diabetics

Postby collectors » Thu Aug 01, 2019 15:17

i was looking to brew some wine & particularly ginger wine. Now being a diabetic i have to watch my blood sugars & to make a small batch of ginger wine "7lts" i need to add 1.3kg of sugar for a 18/20% alcohol number. Now, part of the sugar is turned into alcohol & i need to find out what sugar is left after the fermentation. Is there a way to do this? Or can i burn of more sugar somehow & have a higher alcohol rate.


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Re: Brewing for diabetics

Postby GrowlingDog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 20:26

I would have thought the fermentation will get rid of pretty much all the sugar, unless you stop the fermentation.

My Wife is Type 1 and drinks wine, it doesn't put her blood sugar up.
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Re: Brewing for diabetics

Postby john luc » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:41

Alcohol can drop blood sugar levels so as you drink beer or wine you drop the sugar level you are at
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Re: Brewing for diabetics

Postby robwalker » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:50

Glucose should ferment fully. You just use a hydrometer - if it’s 1.000 or below it doesn’t contain sugar.
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Re: Brewing for diabetics

Postby winecooler5 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:55

While moderate amounts of alcohol may cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level. Sometimes causing it to drop into dangerous levels, especially for people with type 1 diabetes. Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar.
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