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Old 01-14-2005, 12:09 AM   #1
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Just curious how everyone adds their priming sugar? I have been adding about 6 inches or so of finsished beer to my bucket, then with a slow stir adding the priming syrup with a slow stir? Is their a better way?

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Old 01-14-2005, 12:17 AM   #2
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I put it in the bottom of the bottling bucket and rack into it. The siphon does a fine job of stirring it up and having that bit of fluid in the bottom avoids any splashing when the siphon starts.

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:57 PM   #3
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I followed instructions from a book I was reading.
It was to boil a cup and a half of water, mix in the priming sugar to the hot water (not while still boiling) and put in the bottom of the bottling bucket. Then siphon the wort into the bucket and mix with the siphon tube gently. Just did that this last saturday. Hopefully it is a good way to mix in the priming sugar.

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I followed instructions from a book I was reading.
It was to boil a cup and a half of water, mix in the priming sugar to the hot water (not while still boiling) and put in the bottom of the bottling bucket. Then siphon the wort into the bucket and mix with the siphon tube gently. Just did that this last saturday. Hopefully it is a good way to mix in the priming sugar.
I'm gonna try that next time, mabe it will mix better that way
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Its amazing seeing how many different ways people are doing things here.......

I boil about 1-2 cups of water and add the sugar then mix like CRUM...... works great......

Interesting on skipping the boiling and just adding it in on the bottom......

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Old 01-18-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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Its amazing seeing how many different ways people are doing things here.......

I boil about 1-2 cups of water and add the sugar then mix like CRUM...... works great......

Interesting on skipping the boiling and just adding it in on the bottom......
My local homebrew shop sells a replacement for priming sugar by Munton's called Kreamyx. Haven't tried it yet, but was wondering if anyone else had....it contains dextrose, DME, and propylene glycol heading agent to prime and enhance head formation and retention....kinda like viagra for beer!
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My response could be interpreted wrong. I do boil it in a couple cups of water and add the solution to the bottom of the bucket and let the siphon current mix the solution. I setup the siphon tube to direct the current around the circumfrence of the bucket which seems to provide a good mix. Once I get about half the beer trasnferred I lift the tube a couple inches to let the beer jet against the bottom which causes upwelling and helps the mixing.

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:32 PM   #8
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Does/has anyone tried using dry malt for priming? If yes what kind.

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I lay down a blanket of CO2 on top of the priming bucket before adding the priming sugar and giving it one turn of the spoon. The theory is that this will make oxygenation less likely.

Have not heard of this Kremyx before - would like to hear about anyone's experience. Having always had fine results from corn sugar or dry malt extract for priming, I probably will never try it unless I hear something remarkable about it

I have, as I mention, used DME - I find that 1 cup in a 5 gallon batch is about right for most things. Obviously if you are making a style that requires less carbonation, you should use less malt.

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:23 PM   #10
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smorris........ funny you made the interpritation comment....

after reading that I tired just adding the sugar to the bottom just for the hell of it without disolving it in water first...... it almost all disolved but there was some sugar residue on the bottom when I was done.....

I'm sure my Vinailla Weise will come out great!

Most of the time I add a bit less priming sugar because I don't like the beer to fizzy anyway.

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