First batch used the pre-measured corn sugar that came with the starter kit. We boiled the sugar with water, cooled it, put it in bucket then dumped wort on top. We probably stirred it pretty good, can't remember. No idea what the OG was, not very strong beer.
Second batch came to 3 gallons in the carboy so I added most of a 3/4 cup packet. We boiled it with water, cooled it, added it to carboy then siphoned wort on top of it. The recipe was for 5 gallon batch and we ended up with 3 gallons so I think it has high OG but again not sure.
We were thinking about with this next batch maybe shaking some of the bottles after we bottle them. Maybe adding some chamagne yeast to a few to see if it works better. Good idea? This batch was first time doing all grain. OG wasn't very high, can't remember what it was.