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Old 06-21-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default How much priming sugar needed for 5 gallon keg

I'm new to kegging and am wondering how much priming sugar to use for 5 gallons for those batches I want to naturally carbonate while they are waiting for room in my kegerator. Some of the advice I have read is using half the amount as I would during bottling. Also like the idea of using brown sugar for my pumpkin ale I will be making next month

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Look around on the internet, there are calculators that will allow you to carb to style.

This is for force carbing:
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?13746049#tag
There are others that tell you priming sugar. I couldn't find one right now.

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Look around on the internet, there are calculators that will allow you to carb to style.

This is for force carbing:
http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?13746049#tag
There are others that tell you priming sugar. I couldn't find one right now.
Have been looking. All the ones I have found are carbing kegs with pressure
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Beersmith calculates it for you. It's always half of what you'd add to a bottled batch.

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Beersmith calculates it for you. It's always half of what you'd add to a bottled batch.
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All the ones I have found are carbing kegs with pressure
I use this one and like it a lot. My experience has been that using half the amount you would to bottle results in flat beer. If you do a search you'll find many others here with my same experience. Using 90% of what I would use to bottle results in the same level of carbonation for me, but I usually use 80% and then finish with a little force carbing. It's much easier to add a little through force carbonation than it is to bleed an overcarbed keg.
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