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Old 07-21-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Priming sugar or coopers carbonation drops??

Am a noob, although did a batch a few years ago and noticed it was FAR from highly carbonated.

Well, i was wondering, i have my priming sugar in hand but noticed coopers sells these carbonation drops, just put one in each bottle and you are ready to go.

I am imagining maybe this is a better way to get a more even and full carbonation for each bottle of beer?

Am thinking of ditching the priming sugar in the bucket routine and just dropping one of these in each bottle instead.

Your thoughts??? thanks!

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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I would stick with the sugar in the bucket for two reasons:
1. You choose how much carbonation http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html
2. I have heard of people have problems with those drops not dissolving, etc.

This is the only method I have used and have had very good results.

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Will do Hank, thanks!

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stick with dextrose (corn sugar) or DME

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the frau finished a cerveza batch with carb tabs, and wonderful results.
I finished my bockbier (another thread in itself) and 2 mos later, the tabs arent dissolved still
any time i did sugar in the bucket, worked great.

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I keg mostly, so when I do bottle I use Cooper's drops. I wouldn't use them for an entire batch.

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alka seltzer all the way

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