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Old 04-14-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Domino sugar cubes what size?


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Old 04-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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My box of Domino sugar cubes states 2.5g for each cube. I have found that to be just about right for 1 cube to a 12 oz. bottle. I generally bottle any excess after filling a keg.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:33 AM   #3
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The box of sugar cubes I buy at Walmart 1/2 tsp per cube is perfect. One per 12 oz bottle. $2.39 for a box of 500 or so.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:35 AM   #4
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Do you guys just drop them in, or do you crush them first?

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:43 AM   #5
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Just drop 'em in the bottle and rack in. I use the 2.5g cubes also, one for 12oz and two for 22oz.

My carb level in the bottles became so much more uniform using the Domino sugar cube trick - simple to prime, and if you over/under shoot your bottle count it's not a big deal.

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Old 06-30-2014, 03:05 AM   #6
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Is this for real? How many people do this? I paid out the yin yang for oval shaped sugar cubes that said carb drops on the label when I accidently bottled with maltodextrine. This just seems waaaay to simple.

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Old 06-30-2014, 01:19 PM   #7
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It's for real. If I'm bottling an entire batch I mix I'll boil water and corn sugar to put in the bottling bucket when I rack the beer before bottling. If I am kegging a batch I will fill the keg first directly from my fermenter and then put a bottling wand on the end of the siphon tube for filling bottles with the excess beer. I take a bottle, put a sugar cube in it and then fill the bottle. As long as my racking cane doesn't stir up the yeast/trub I can use the remaining beer to fill a few bottles.

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Old 06-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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Just drop 'em in the bottle and rack in. I use the 2.5g cubes also, one for 12oz and two for 22oz.

My carb level in the bottles became so much more uniform using the Domino sugar cube trick - simple to prime, and if you over/under shoot your bottle count it's not a big deal.

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I was curious so I worked up the math on this. Domino's spec is 2.29 grams per cube.

Volume 0.09375 (12 oz)
Temp at Packaging 68 F
CO2 in Beer 0.8614872 Vol
Table Sugar 2.287 g
Target CO2 2.51 Vol

You are basically packing for 2.5 vols of CO2, which is appropriate for many styles of beer, but may be a little high/low for some (namely low for German wheat beers, and high for English ales).
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #9
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Can't believe this is the first I've heard of this. Have to give it a try.


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How do you all handle the sugar cubes? Just clean hands or do you take extra precautions?

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