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Old 01-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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I have always carbonated my beers with priming sugar that came in the kits I have bought. I recently brought and brewed two new batches from another store because I moved. I didn't really pay attention to carbonating element until now and I plan on bottling tonight. I was given 1 cup of corn sugar, which I have never used before. I plan on boiling water then dissolving the corn sugar in the water before adding it to my bottling bucket with 5 gallons of brew just like I would with priming sugar. Should I make and adjustments or am I good to go? I really don't want any caps to blow off from too much pressure.

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Priming sugar is corn sugar. You only need 3/4 cup for a 5 gallon brew.

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Old 01-08-2007, 04:23 AM   #3
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you could always prime in the bottle as well...and you can use granulated sugar...not sure how it affects the taste since i'm new to it, but i used it for my first batch and it carbonated perfectly...

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Old 01-08-2007, 04:35 AM   #4
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No on the granulated sugar.

Use Priming Sugar aka Dextrose aka Corn Sugar.
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Use DME (Dry Malt Extract).

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hey i was curious how using granulated sugar would be different...very naive question i know...but how does it affect the outcome of the brew...thanks

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Granulated sugar will give you a cidery off taste.

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