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Old 07-20-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Bottling using DME as primer

Howdy,
I have a bock kit which is ready for bottling - was going to split it into two batches, and prime one with sugar and one with DME/Spraymalt - I read somewhere that I can use DME for this (please let me know asap if this is not correct).
Anyway, about how much do I need to use? I have 40 pints or so, so was going to do 20 of sugar and 20 of DME.
Do i still disolve it in water like I do the sugar???
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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For a 5 gal batch it usually calls for 1.25cups DME. You bring 3cups water(I think) to boil and add malt and boil for about 10-15 mins. Sort of a mini wort, then add to bottling bucket like you would sugar. I know this has been discussed before just don't know the thread. you might want to search for it for exact amounts.

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Yes, you dissolve them both in water, and boil them for about 5 min or so.

Make sure you gently stir them into your beer....with a sanitized spoon, of course.

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Using DME is the only way I prime. For a 5 gal. batch, I boil 1-1/4 cups of DME in about 2 cups of water (the amount of water isn't that critical) for 15 minutes. Cover it and cool it in a sink with ice water. When it cools, prime as usual.

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Thanks for the replies. I seperated my batch into 2, and primed half with DME and half with sugar. I marked the different batches on the bottles so I can see how the effect works and the difference in carbonation and flavour etc.
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