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Old 05-03-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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I've been kegging for a while, but have decided to bottle some of my beer again since it's easier to transport, and I have a couple of questions.

1) I bottle my wine and mead in mason jars and it works just fine, but will the pressure from carbonation cause a problem with bottling beer in mason jars ? The jars are pretty stout so I don't think they'll burst, but I figured I'd check to see if anyone has any experience with it.

2) What's the ratio for substituting cane sugar for corn sugar when priming ?



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Old 05-04-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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Here's a carbonation calculator that uses cane sugar as well as corn sugar as options.
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html

Mason Jars:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/anyone-ever-use-mason-jars-22932/


1. They aren't designed to take pressure
2. They are designed to seal via a vacuum (sucking in), not pressing out.

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