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Old 02-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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This #8 is one of the brews I am doing this weekend. I have been kegging but aster reading these posts I will bottle it and let it age.

In my past batches I have been using the carb drops(like a cough drop) but would like to make the move to Priming sugar (corn).

Can someone tell the the +'s and -'s?
The nice thing about sugar vs the drops is you have a little more control over carbonation. You can use more or less for higher or lower carbonation. Beersmith has a little tool that can tell you how much sugar to use. The only con to sugar is one I haven't experienced yet but sometimes the sugar water doesn't mix evenly with the brew when racking making it so you can have overcarbed or undercarbed bottles. Some people say give it a gentle stir when done racking if you're worried about this but just the movement from racking seems to work fine for me.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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I've brewed this one too. Made a big starter and it only got to 1.020. Ended very sweet with raisin and banana flavors. I believe because the OG was so high and I didn't aerate as well as I should've led to the sweetness.

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