Originally Posted by SchloeBrew
Used 5 oz. priming sugar. After boiling the water and cooling I always put the mixture at the bottom of my bucket and then fill with the beer so I get a good mix. I did not mix things up after that. Does the sugar settle to the bottom? So if I test the first bottles filled, they should be fine, or over carbonated? Best I can tell caps are nice and tight. Due to my lack of knowledge I found it most interesting that there is not yeast settling at the bottom. Is it possible to have all yeast drop out of suspension, or is there always going to be some floating around. Also; I kept the bottles at 72 - 74 deg for the last two weeks per the instructions on iBrew Master
5oz should be fine; I had an issue with my first batch i ever brewed where I did the same thing as you and put my priming sugar in the bottom of the bucket and didn't mix and I had the same issue that you did. I chalked it up to the fact that this did not thoroughly mix in the beer. The other part of this is that the priming solution would be below the bottling spigot as well, so its possible that all could be under carbonated.
I now tend to fold in the priming solution almost in layers to ensure that it is as mixed as it can be without aerating the beer.