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Old 06-26-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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What is everyones opinion on bulk priming ? I've never really seen any advantage but some swear by it! Am I missing something ?

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Who uses what ? Dextrose or carbination drops

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DME for bulk priming.

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You can prime with anything really... honey, molasis, DME is good, but it will take longer to prime as well as the other options I mentioned. Your choice or prmmer will also possbily give a taste as well. You simply dissolve the primming sugar in a couple of cups of water, boil it for a bit then cool it. You dump this mixture in the bottling bucket and siphon your beer on this. The siphon action will mix the solution very well so you dont need to stir it(and risk oxidation). Some stir half way into bottling... I have found no reason to do this.

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I switched over to bulk priming a few batches ago. It's much easier, and once you've done a few batches, you have quite a bit of control over the amount of carbonation you get.

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OK if I am making Pils and priming with DME will this not spoil the finish ? Is it possible to prime with LME( to maintain trueness and consistancey of the Pils flavor/ finish)? About 180gms in 22L sound about right?

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OK if I am making Pils and priming with DME will this not spoil the finish ? Is it possible to prime with LME( to maintain trueness and consistancey of the Pils flavor/ finish)? About 180gms in 22L sound about right?
Usually us Yanks say to use 1.25 cups DME per 5gal batch...

(We will deal in volume instead of mass because it is easy to measure) Now, DME is about 10% more potent than LME per unit of volume, so take 1.25*1.10 to get 1.375 cups of LME. Converting to SI would be about 325 cl. So boil 325 cl of LME for a 5gal batch.
But, you're doing 22L which is about 5.8 gallons...
So, 325cl * (5.8/5) = 377cl

Use 377cl of LME boiled with about 500cl of water for 5 min, cool while keeping sanitary, and mix into your 22L batch. Bottle, wait 3 weeks, and enjoy!
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Cheer mate, greatful as always. There is yet to be a question that cant be answered on this site buy my esteemed fellow brewers

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Whats 'bulk' priming?

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OK if I am making Pils and priming with DME will this not spoil the finish ? Is it possible to prime with LME( to maintain trueness and consistancey of the Pils flavor/ finish)?
just to be clear, the D & L in DME/LME are "dry" & "liquid"... not dark and light.
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