New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > How to prime a bock beer and a Hefeweizen




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
cereel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 5
Default How to prime a bock beer and a Hefeweizen

I have a question. What do I use to prime a hefeweizen when it is ready to be bottled. And what do I use to prime a bock beer. I know bocks tend to have a stronger taste, but I dont want the beer to be to sweet.



__________________
cereel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,957
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I use Extra Light DME. Depending on the amount of carbonation you want and time you're willing to wait DME is better than sugar.

BTW, 1 1/4 C of DME is about right. Your bubbles should be nice and small and leave a better "Brussels Lace" effect as well as a good head.



__________________
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
Janx
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Janx's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 1,688
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Priming sugar doesn't make beer sweet. It gets fermented by the yeast and makes bubbles. Remember all that sugar (malt) you added in the first place when you made the beer?

__________________
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit
Janx is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 12:55 AM   #4
cereel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 5
Default Thanks for the help...But one more question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I use Extra Light DME. Depending on the amount of carbonation you want and time you're willing to wait DME is better than sugar.

BTW, 1 1/4 C of DME is about right. Your bubbles should be nice and small and leave a better "Brussels Lace" effect as well as a good head.

Thank you for the advice. I do have one question. Do I mix the D.M.E. with the beer in the carboy or how does that work?
__________________
cereel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 01:03 AM   #5
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,957
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Some people will say to take 1C of brew and boil it with the DME, and some with water.

I've done both and really couldn't tell the difference. The addition of 1 C water is not going to affect the brew enough to worry about it.

Boil for 5 mins and let cool to approximately the same temp as the brew then mix.

__________________
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 01:21 AM   #6
rightwingnut
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rightwingnut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 470
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

If you have a bottling bucket with a spigot, toss in the sugar-water that you boiled, then siphon the beer in. Then go ahead and bottle from there. If you don't have a bottling bucket, use your primary. But you want to mix the sugar before you bottle, and I think it's best to do so in another container (not the carboy.)

__________________
rightwingnut is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 01:58 AM   #7
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,957
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rightwingnut
If you have a bottling bucket with a spigot, toss in the sugar-water that you boiled, then siphon the beer in. Then go ahead and bottle from there. If you don't have a bottling bucket, use your primary. But you want to mix the sugar before you bottle, and I think it's best to do so in another container (not the carboy.)

Oops! My bad...I missed the question...NO...transfer to the bottling bucket BEFORE adding any priming sugar....
__________________
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 02:17 AM   #8
rightwingnut
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rightwingnut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 470
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
Oops! My bad...I missed the question...NO...transfer to the bottling bucket BEFORE adding any priming sugar....

Why so? What does the order matter, as long as you add beer and sugar to a new vessel before bottling? I though sugar first, that way the addition of the beer helps to mix the two. Or am I misunderstanding you?
__________________
rightwingnut is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 03:53 AM   #9
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,957
Liked 80 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I guess there is some misunderstanding going on or else you wouldn't have asked.

Cereel's question asked if he primed in the carboy. Your reply was to rack to a bottling bucket then prime. My answer missed the question and should have been the same as yours - to transfer to a bottling bucket and prime.

Cereel: The intent here is to use another container (bottling bucket) then prime. This way you get your cleared beer off of any yeast in the secondary. You don't want to mix it back in prior to bottling.

__________________
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-19-2005, 04:45 AM   #10
cereel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I guess there is some misunderstanding going on or else you wouldn't have asked.

Cereel's question asked if he primed in the carboy. Your reply was to rack to a bottling bucket then prime. My answer missed the question and should have been the same as yours - to transfer to a bottling bucket and prime.

Cereel: The intent here is to use another container (bottling bucket) then prime. This way you get your cleared beer off of any yeast in the secondary. You don't want to mix it back in prior to bottling.


Thanks alot. Your suggestion really helped. I will let you know how it turned out in a few weeks.


__________________
cereel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What are the beer styles that hit their 'prime' the fastest? Stevorino General Beer Discussion 15 06-23-2009 02:43 AM
About to prime and bottle - Beer getting darker, Dominator6 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 12-18-2007 08:01 PM
How long will it take to prime a bottle of beer? Perennial Tears Extract Brewing 7 07-24-2006 07:43 PM
how much DME to prime 5 gallons wit beer? jjsscram Bottling/Kegging 5 11-05-2005 07:43 PM