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Bigmooks 02-02-2012 02:57 PM

Have brewed multiple batches of brew that come out fizzy and taste too much like carbonation. Wondering if anyone has an ingredient or idea of how to control this. Thanks

runitis 02-02-2012 03:09 PM

What are you carbing with? Are you using bottles or kegs?

Piratwolf 02-02-2012 03:16 PM

Sounds like too much X in your priming solution. I've also found that table sugar gives higher carb levels and sometimes a slight flavor.

Bigmooks 02-02-2012 03:26 PM

I add priming sugar right before I bottle

runitis 02-02-2012 03:36 PM

How much priming sugar and what size batch are you making? It sounds like it's overcarbed.

Bigmooks 02-02-2012 05:51 PM

I'm making 5 gal brews with 5 oz of priming sugar before bottling

runitis 02-02-2012 06:56 PM

Try cutting back the priming sugar a little. When I bottled, I would use 3/4 cup
(4oz). As stated in John Palmer's How to Brew.

Piratwolf 02-02-2012 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by Bigmooks
I'm making 5 gal brews with 5 oz of priming sugar before bottling

There's the rub! I remember my extract batches used to come w/ a 5oz packet but tended to be overcarbed. Once I started using software to help me with recipes, I noticed that only the highest-carbed styles use 5oz or more!

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