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Old 01-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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I was wondering, when I go to bottle and boil my sugar in water, do I need to let it cool before I siphon my beer in it?

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Not really, its such a small volume relative to the beer you're mixing it with. I never let it cool and don't have any adverse effects. I usually start it before I do anything else so it can cool a little while I'm prepping the rest of my stuff.

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Yes let it cool down to close to room temp (like 80 or 90) and you'll be good. While it won't drastically change your beer, it could change it a little. When it comes to beer I always err to the side of caution.

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I don't cool it. Two cups vs 5.5 gallons I don't worry about.

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+1 I boil it to be sure theres no crud lingering on the sugar. And I cool it before adding to the beer I have been taking care of for weeks. Seems like steps that are well worth the effort.

Although, it probably isnt really required when you consider the process of bottle priming where you simply add sugar to the bottle. Since I batch prime it's a different story since I need to be sure of an even mixture. Boiling the sugar also helps is disolve completley.

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I don't cool it...never had a problem.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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Not really, its such a small volume relative to the beer you're mixing it with. I never let it cool and don't have any adverse effects. I usually start it before I do anything else so it can cool a little while I'm prepping the rest of my stuff.
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I boil mine as soon as I get up on bottling day, spray the lid to the pot with star-san and cover it until I'm ready to get started. By that time it has cooled plenty that there won't be a risk of infection.

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Cool, thanks guys. I guess I'll just let mine cool down a bit then.

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I usually boiled mine before I started, through a lid on it and put it in the fridge while I sanitized bottles, bottling bucket etc then dumped it in, never had a problem

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