Originally Posted by The Professor
For this problem I would recommend Coopers Carbination Drops (or the primetabs as our freind Cheezus mentioned). Each piece is enough priming sugar for a 12 oz beer and you use 2 pieces for 22 oz bottles. This will eliminate the dosing problems as well as ensure you do not disturb your beer prior to bottling. These should be available online if you do not have a local homebrew shop. Eventualy as you realize that homebrewing is the only way to go, you will likely want to upgrade your brewery to include 2 glass carboys and 1 bottling bucket. Then you can prime your whole 5 gallon batch with 3/4 cups dextrose or 1 cup DME (dried malt extract) as well as rack (transfer) your beer to a secondary fermentor to age and clarify. And the glass caboys are nice because you can observe the fermentation process.
hey, i agree completely... the two glass carboys and the bottling bucket improvethe taste and clarity of your beer greatly.. so if your just starting out and dont have the money.. stick to a mr beer(but wiht the mr beer instead of pounds of sugar use dried malt extract DME)... but if you really like doing this go ahead and putthe money down or start saving.. cause with a better system its much EASIER and better tasting... and with glass carboys you can watch the whole thing.. well thats just my two cents... but for yall with mr beer stick to them for a few batches and if you really like brewing your own beer might as well trick the wife into letting you buy a new setup.. glass carboy setup should run online for 130, but shipping with 2 cases of 12 oz bottles for like 20 bucks but are expensive to ship and an intermediate ingredient kit would rtun like 220.. then next time save the bottles (re use them)... and just order a 20 dollar intermediate ingredient kit with 5 dollar shipping and your good.. again just my two cents...
(im not trying to come off as an ass to mr beer users)