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Old 05-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hi all. As I'm sitting here waiting patiently for the FedEx truck to deliver my Tap a Draft, I have a question about force carbonating the bottles.

I have a 5g batch of saison that is waiting to be bottled. I'm going to bulk prime as usual (~3/4 cup corn sugar), and then transfer into two TaD bottles and glass for the rest. My question is, after filling the TaD bottles, can I chill one and hook up a co2 canister to start force carbonating? Or does priming the bottle negate that option? I know, RDWHAHB and wait it out, but I have a friend visiting from out of town next week and I'd love for her to be able to try this batch out.

I searched the other threads on TaD but didn't get a sense of an answer one way or another, so apologize if this has already been covered. Thanks!

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Old 05-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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No, but you might want to fill one of the TaDs first and force it. If you prime and chill, the priming sugar will make the beer a little sweeter.

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Leave the priming sugar out of the bottle you want to force carb. Get it as cold as possible and start feeding the TaD cartridges at least 4-5 days prior to drinking.

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