Originally Posted by conpewter
You get better consistancy if you prime the whole batch. The carbonation drops are just pre-measured priming sugar, though some people report they leave white floaties. I always prime the whole batch in the bottling bucket when I bottle. I put the priming solution in first and then when siphoning from the carboy I make sure it swirls to mix the sugar in.
The muntons carb tabs are the ones that leave floaties, since I believe they are made with DME, sugar, and maybe something else. The coopers carb drops are the cough drop looking things and are just straight sugar, they don't leave any floaties.
I've used the carb drops successfully before, they just always seem to take a lot longer to carb up properly for some reason.