Originally Posted by like2brew
i just bottled a cider, and had a major brain fart and just dumped the priming sugar(no boil) right into my bottling bucket. i checked my bottles this morning and can see a little bit of yeast settling on the bottom of bottle. is this a sign of carbing? either way i'm not worried i'm gonna wait another week pop a top and if theres no sign at all of carbonation i will just drop some carb tabs in there. what do you guys think??
I think you'll be fine. I originally learned to brew from a friend of a friend who I now recognize was also a n00b, and we brewed a dozen batches before ever reading a book or anything. We always just dumped the priming sugar in dry and it worked adequately. Got some bottle bombs once, but that's about it. We also never sanitized anything, never used the hydrometer, always pitched liquid yeast from the vial, fermented way too hot, etc. etc.