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 BPoling7 09-05-2012 02:33 AM

Using simple syrup to prime

I'd like to experiment with using simple syrup to prime my beer. Does anyone have any experience with this? How much would you use per gallon?

 BigRob 09-05-2012 02:46 AM

Simple Syrup is 1:1 water to sugar by volume, so weigh the sugar before you add your equivalent volume of water.

 BPoling7 09-05-2012 02:51 AM

Well I actually have a bottle of simple syrup already made. I just need to know how much to add per gallon and how well it works.

 BigRob 09-05-2012 03:03 AM

It's sugar and water, it works exactly like table sugar works. We actually make our priming sugar into simple syrup in the usual bottling process.

If it has nutritional information on it, you can figure out the weight of the sugar per ounce of liquid and prime accordingly. If it's not labelled, it's pretty much a crap shoot.

 boscobeans 09-05-2012 03:08 AM

Simply stated simple syrup is 85% sugar W/W in the U.S. and 66% in the UK.

It will work the same as table sugar because that's what it is.

bosco

 BPoling7 09-05-2012 11:53 AM

https://www.stirrings.com/real-products/bar-ingredients/simple-syrup

This is what I have. I've been using honey to prime and usually use 3 tablespoons per gallon. I think I'm just going to use the same amount and hope for no bombs.

 logdrum 09-05-2012 03:15 PM

If it is indeed 85% W/W sucrose, use 1.15x your desired priming weight.

 boscobeans 09-05-2012 03:17 PM

The product you have has 50 calories per ounce.

1 ounce of granulated table sugar contains 110 calories.

2 ounces (liquid ounces) of the syrup you have is almost equal to 1 ounce (weight) of table sugar.

bosco

You have a syrup that is thinned so it mixes easily in drinks and such. Basically bar syrup.

 logdrum 09-05-2012 03:22 PM

additionally: at 3T/gal *.85 you'll be priming at the equivalant of 6.375 oz sugar

2T/oz, so:
15/2*.85=6.375

 logdrum 09-05-2012 03:27 PM

Quote:
 Originally Posted by boscobeans (Post 4388410) The product you have has 50 calories per ounce. 1 ounce of granulated table sugar contains 110 calories. 2 ounces (liquid ounces) of the syrup you have is almost equal to 1 ounce (weight) of table sugar. bosco You have a syrup that is thinned so it mixes easily in drinks and such. Basically bar syrup.
OK disregard my post.

15/2*.5=3.75

so just under 4 equivalant oz of sugar

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