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Old 02-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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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

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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What are you carbing with? Are you using bottles or kegs?

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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I add priming sugar right before I bottle

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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How much priming sugar and what size batch are you making? It sounds like it's overcarbed.

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Old 02-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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I'm making 5 gal brews with 5 oz of priming sugar before bottling

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
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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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