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Old 06-11-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default More than a 5gal batch....a few bottles, most keg?

How do you guys handle the volumes greater than 5gal? I have the 5gal corny, but would hate to waste the leftovers. Do you guys transfer this leftover volume to a secondary then bottle, or do you go straight to bottles?

I'm using this recipe:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/pink...-clone-112957/

converted up from 3 to 5gal.

Thanks for any insight!

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Old 06-11-2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Easiest thing to do is buy some carbonation tabs and use them in the bottles. With carb tabs you don't have to try to figure out how much sugar goes in each bottle.

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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So no need to use a secondary? Just throw some tabs in and be done?

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The carb tabs are easier if you have them, but you could certainly add table sugar in a pinch. I'm not certain of the amount, about a tsp if I recall??? Try a search. Oh, trying to secondary a few bottles worth is kind of silly and not worth the effort IMO.

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I put the extra in 1 and 2 liter PET bottles and force carb with a Carbonator cap.

Or, I make a REALLY bigger batch (8 gal) and fill a five gallon and three gallon cornie.

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I just add my bottleing tip to my autosiphon when the keg is full and fill bottles. Add a Coopers carbonation tab to each bottle and cap em up.

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