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Old 12-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Been a long time since bottling....little help?

How much DME do I use? Is it 5 oz like the corn sugar for a 5 gallon batch? That is roughly 1 cup correct?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 12-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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I dont have a link handy, but google (or bing...) 'priming calculator'. I use Rooftop Brew's, but they're all similar. They'll give an accurate amount based on how carbed you want it.

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Primers are usually measured by weight,not volume. Here's the priming calculator I use that lists what you want to know; http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html

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<edit> Nicely done uniondr - really really good reference!

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Depends on the highest temperature of your beer since the last part of fermentation, and the level of carbonation you want.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator/

5 oz will give about 2.2 vols CO2 if the highest temperature the beer has seen is around 70F.

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Thanks to all for the quick responses!

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You have to input the brew temp of the beer in the tastybrew calculator as well. It makes a difference with final co2 volume,taking into account the amount of dissolved co2 after fermentation is done.

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Personally I have decided against using DME in the future. Simply because the attenuation of DME is around 70%. Leaving behind added flavors/sweetness. I brewed a kick butt Weissen Doppelbock, prime with DME and now it's too sweet. ugh. 5 months and waiting...

I will switch back to table sugar if/when I bottle again.

Just my 2 cents

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