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07-30-2014, 03:12 AM   #11
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But weight in ounces doesn't convert to "cup" measurements. 4 ounces, by weight, is not equal to 1/2 cup. I will try to remember to weigh out some sugar tomorrow and put it in a measuring cup but I read somewhere that 1 pound of table sugar is about 2 1/2 cups.

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07-30-2014, 03:28 AM   #12
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 Originally Posted by Yooper But weight in ounces doesn't convert to "cup" measurements. 4 ounces, by weight, is not equal to 1/2 cup. I will try to remember to weigh out some sugar tomorrow and put it in a measuring cup but I read somewhere that 1 pound of table sugar is about 2 1/2 cups.
Not looking for an argument here. I have used the same amount of sugar every time I bottle a batch of beer and these last two times I've had an issue. Never before. So either my measurements have been lucky the previous 50-ish times, OR, something else happened these last two times (more than likely). Could be a number of things, but amount of sugar, based on all of my previous experience would say not. Maybe improper mixing, but again, unlikely. BTW, John Palmer says to use 3/4 cups of sugar; and that's for a typical batch - I brew in the 3.5-4 gallon size. So, .75 cups X .75 cups = .56 cups and I added .54 cups.

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07-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #13
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 Originally Posted by hopkincr Not looking for an argument here. I have used the same amount of sugar every time I bottle a batch of beer and these last two times I've had an issue. Never before. So either my measurements have been lucky the previous 50-ish times, OR, something else happened these last two times (more than likely). Could be a number of things, but amount of sugar, based on all of my previous experience would say not. Maybe improper mixing, but again, unlikely. BTW, John Palmer says to use 3/4 cups of sugar; and that's for a typical batch - I brew in the 3.5-4 gallon size. So, .75 cups X .75 cups = .56 cups and I added .54 cups. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
Maybe your sugar has a tiny bit more water in it this time, or it's a different brand, and the granules are bigger. That's why it's important to go by weight- a little kitchen scale would be of a great help so that variances can't occur.

Anyway, if something happened these two times but every other time is fine, then there shouldn't be any issues in the future.
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07-30-2014, 11:25 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by Yooper Maybe your sugar has a tiny bit more water in it this time, or it's a different brand, and the granules are bigger. That's why it's important to go by weight- a little kitchen scale would be of a great help so that variances can't occur. Anyway, if something happened these two times but every other time is fine, then there shouldn't be any issues in the future.
I'll report back in a week or so and let you know how the carbonation is going. I did weigh a 1/2 cup of sugar on my scale this AM (same batch as the previous 6-ish brews) and it weighed 3.6 oz. Adding the slight bit more should be around 3.7 oz. right in line with the amount of beer I am bottling. But, who knows, maybe just my time to have an issue.

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07-31-2014, 03:25 AM   #15
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Yeah, 15 days isn't enough time if you used gelatin, or even if you crash cooled for a week. It takes longer with less yeast. Just be patient, it'll carbonate. But the beauty of it is, you'll have clear beer with only a dusting of sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

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