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Brewing for diabetics

Postby collectors » Thu Aug 01, 2019 15:17

Hi,
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.

Thanks,

Chris
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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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