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Old 03-28-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Tastybrew.com calculated 2 oz corn sugar for 4 gallons of American pale ale- does that sound low to anyone else?

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Old 03-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Yes, that's about 1/2 what you need. One ounce per gallons is better. I wonder if your temperature on the calculator was low? I understand that happens with the calculators.

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My temp as been a steady 68 for two weeks. I did notice if I manually entered CO2 level(albeit the same level as bjcp style guidelines I had selected) it went up to 3.9 oz.
My next batch will have been at 62F degrees while fermenting- how will that effect how I carb?
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My temp as been a steady 68 for two weeks. I did notice if I manually entered CO2 level(albeit the same level as bjcp style guidelines I had selected) it went up to 3.9 oz.
My next batch will have been at 62F degrees while fermenting- how will that effect how I carb?
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Well, the avatar is just because. My grandson really didn't get into the whole "rabbit ear" picture, and I thought it was funny.

Those calculators take fermentation temperature into account, but I would ignore it, or at least put in the highest temperature the beer reached in the fermenter and not the fermentation/storage/etc temperature. That will help.

I've found for most American style beers, I like using 1 ounce of priming sugar per gallon.
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1 gallon/ 1 ounce. I think I can remember that. Thanks!

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