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Old 08-02-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default Priming Sugar vs. DME

I posted this elsewhere, and only received two responses, so I thought I'd try again here.

I've heard/read arguments for using both priming sugar and DME when bottling. With three batches in secondary right now, one to be bottled (hopefully) tomorrow, just curious what everyone here prefers.

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Corn sugar. faster, you need less. enough said. although I do like DME for longer aging

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DME takes much longer to carbonate. You can't use DME to carbonate a beer that has a higher final gravity. It simply will not carbonate.

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That I did not know! but it makes sense now that you say it.

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I bottled a stout with a 1.021 FG with DME and it came out awesome - it did take a while to carb though.

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DME takes much longer to carbonate. You can't use DME to carbonate a beer that has a higher final gravity. It simply will not carbonate.

I'm glad you said that. I have a high gravity Saison that I was thinking about using DME on.

I guess that I will stick with sugar.
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