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Old 11-30-2005, 03:15 PM   #1
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i'm thinking about using brown sugar to prime this batch, any one used it before?? if so, do i add about the same amount as with corn sugar?? thanks

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
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i've never used it for priming, but you should go with the amount suggested for CANE sugar and not corn sugar (Palmer says "about 2/3 cup").

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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I think you need ~15-20% more. I'd go with 7/8c-1c if you normally prime with 3/4c with the disclaimer that I've never tried it.

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:45 PM   #4
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how's that for conflicting suggestions?

Neither BeeGee nor myself have ever used it, so you'll have to wait for someone else to chime in here.

I based my comment off the fact that brown sugar is just white cane sugar with a touch of molasses in it, and white cane sugar is suggested at 2/3 cup for priming by John Palmer.

probably best to wait for someone who has done this before or can back up either BeeGee or myself.

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Old 12-01-2005, 07:11 AM   #5
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I don't know style you made so I'll just show you what I've used in the past:

Chocolate Cherry Stout -
Carbonation: 2.4 volumes by using ⅔ cup of brown sugar for priming.

Duvel Cone -
Bottle with one cup of corn sugar mixed with ½ cup of brown sugar, boiled for five minutes in one pint of water.

Theakston's Old Peculiar Clone -
¾ cup Brown sugar for priming

That's all I've done so far. Hope it helped some.

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Old 12-01-2005, 08:01 AM   #6
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the style is a darkish christmas ale. its a very nice dark bronwnish redish color, thats why i figured i'd use brown sugar because iits not going to effect the color much.

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I usually use brown sugar - about a teaspoon per 500ml bottle.

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i've never primed by the bottle, too many horror stories! i always prime the whole batch at once.

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