Are white and brown sugar the same thing?

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Are white and brown sugar chemically the same thing? Would one of them be easier for yeast to break down and turn into alcohol?
 

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Brown sugar is just sugar that's less highly refined than the white kind. Brown sugar might be better for fermentation than white, since some of the impurities in it are nutrients which the yeast might like. I'm not sure of this, however...you might want to ask a brewer. I DO think that C2H5OH made from brown sugar would be tastier, though.
 
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Well I plan to distill it so it will just taste like water that burns on the way down and makes you incredibly charming :rofl:
 

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