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Old 01-30-2006, 11:41 PM   #1
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I am bottling my brew now. Should I mix the sugar in the bottle (by shaking??) to disburse the sugar?

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Old 01-30-2006, 11:51 PM   #2
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When I bottled, here is what I did:

Boil up some water, added sugar to boiling water, and let boil for 5-10 minutes after I got it all disolved. Cooled priming solution and poured it into the bottom of my empty (sanitized) bottling bucket.

Then I syphoned the beer on top of the priming solution, and used a big sanitized spoon to gently stir it. Bottled from bottling bucket, occasionally stirring.


Shaking, or anything else that exposes your beer to air more then you can get away with is generally a bad thing, and will cause your beer to go stale.

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Agreed with what the wolf says...also priming the bottles individually makes it difficult to get an even mix...you're liable to get some bottle under carbed, and some way over carbed. Combine that with the fact that you're bottling while the beer is still fermenting (I gleaned that from your other thread) and you've likely created yourself some bottle bombs or gushers.

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I agree with Wolf and El P....easiest and most even/accurate method, on top of the fact that you are assured that it is sterile.

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I mixed it in the bottling bucket on my first batch as noted above and it has turned out well.

What is the difference when using DME versus corn sugar? I may try that on the next batch if there is an quality advantage. Thanks

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I keep hearing that DME gives you a smoother creamier head over corn sugar, but I use it just because it seems like the right thing to do.

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I bought some "Carbonation Drops" by cooper the other day to bottle some 1 gallon experimental batches that I have. I have never used them. I believe they cost $4.50 a bag. The directions read use one tab to carbonate 350ml, or two tabs for 750ml. They are 73% sugar and 27% glucose. Looks like there is enough for a 5 gallon batch. I have never tried them has anyone tried them, how did they work?

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Ditto what some of the others said except that stirring is not really necessary. Simply putting your sugar solution into the bottling bucket first and siphoning into it will distribute the sugar evenly enough, in my experience. I always recommend the least possible intervention with anything that could compromise sanitation.

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I'm with SteveM- if you put the end of the syphon tube down in the "corner" of the bucket where the bottom meets the side, the beer will circulate. As long as the syphon tube stays under beer, the beer will gently move in the bucket without disturbing the surface, and mixing the sugar nicely.

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Default d.m.e. vs. corn sugar

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What is the difference when using DME versus corn sugar? I may try that on the next batch if there is an quality advantage. Thanks

supposidly the advantages of d.m.e. for priming are: finer bubbles.
more body.
the glory of only using malt
in your beer.
the disadvantages are: it takes longer.
finer bubbles.
if you measure using dry measuring cups
instead of using a scale, you will get varying
degrees of carbonnation.

the advantages of corn sugar are: its quicker
its cheaper
its usually pre-weighed which gives you
consistant results
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