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Old 01-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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I use 2 cups of water as well, bottles carb fine.

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Old 01-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #12
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2 cups for 5-6 gallons. Sometimes I get sidetracked sometimes and the extra water helps keep it from boiling too low, at least so far.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #13
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2 cups/ five gallons is the standard amount used. I'm sure there's plenty of folks who use less....But the reference amount in just about every book/website is 2 cups.
While that sounds like a little on the thin side people have to remember getting the sugar dissolved is not the ONLY function to worry about. Too thin and you have a syrup that won't pour as well and you will leave some in the pan. You also want it to readily distribute throughout the beer. If you check the gravity of the solution you probably aren't really watering down your beer with that amount either.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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After all your responses, I decided to change my ways and start doing 2 cups again. It makes sense that it would help it mix better. Not that I had any problems with 1 cup, but it's always better to err on the side of caution with homebrew.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #15
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After all your responses, I decided to change my ways and start doing 2 cups again. It makes sense that it would help it mix better. Not that I had any problems with 1 cup, but it's always better to err on the side of caution with homebrew.
Just bottled yesterday and only used a cup of water as opposed to the 2 cups. We shall see.
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