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stee41 06-25-2009 09:08 AM

Cooper's Mexican Cerveza problem?
Hi All,
set this kit away and used 1kg DME instead of sugar and fermented under an airlock in a brew bin, it was slow to start, not very lively and never got much of a rocky head at all, temp fluctated between 20 C - 22 C over 4 days, I cant see any activity in the brew now (5th day) although when taking the SG the measuring tube had rising bubbles in it, the SG measures at .005, is this all normal and should I prime and keg the beer if so how much priming sugar do I need for this 30L batch, if I decide to bottle in 330ml bottles how much priming sugar in each bottle? :drunk:

thanks all

brian_g 06-25-2009 10:30 AM

3/4 cup of corn sugar per 5 gallon batch

3/4 tsp. per 12 oz bottle

12 oz = 355 ml. 3/4 tsp should be pretty close for a 330 ml bottle, but it will have a little more carbonation in it. You probably wont notice unless you taste them side by side.

Vuarra 06-26-2009 11:51 PM

My only recommendation for priming is to take about 230 mL (or you can use a 240 - 250 mL measuring cup, but 230 is about the right ratio, and one cup is about 238 mL) of the dextrose, add about the twice the amount of water, and microwave it. Stir after every 2 minutes, and add water if it's boiling and you still have undissolved sugar. Let it cool a little, and add it to the carboy. Shake slightly, and bottle.

I've done this to the Mexican Cervesa mixture, and it works like a charm -- actually, I've done this to demijohns of this product, and all the bottles are carbonated.

stee41 06-27-2009 08:19 AM

Thank Vuarra,
great thats exactly what Im after


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