The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > bottle carbonating?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
mitch1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Default bottle carbonating?

Can I use regular sugar to carbonate my beer in the bottle, opposed to corn suger. Or can i use corn syrup, if so what proportion of water to syrup for 6gal of beer?

__________________
mitch1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
cglkaptc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 100
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I don't know about corn syrup, but you can use regular sugar. I wouldn't suggest it, but if you brew with a Mr. Beer kit, that is what they tell you to use. It taste better, and it is easier with corn sugar.

__________________

He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

cglkaptc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,514
Liked 123 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Corn sugar (dextrose) will not change the flavor of your beer.
Table sugar will add cidery tastes, which are not desireable.
Corn syrup... no comment.

Use the good stuff.

__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter
olllllo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2008, 04:39 PM   #4
Joker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Joker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orygun
Posts: 1,954
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by olllllo
Corn sugar (dextrose) will not change the flavor of your beer.
Table sugar will add cidery tastes, which are not desireable.
Corn syrup... no comment.

Use the good stuff.

I agree you did all that work to get it to the point of bottling, stick with the proven methods.
__________________
Joker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2008, 11:00 PM   #5
html034
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
html034's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Jackson, MI
Posts: 283
Default

isn't corn syrup just corn sugar and water? If so, why couldn't he use it for priming, so long as he finds out what the concentration of the syrup is and adds an appropriate amount

__________________
Primary: Apfelwein x2, RyePA
Bottled: Porter

"I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them."
Baruch Spinoza
html034 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2008, 12:27 AM   #6
count barleywine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 157
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

priming sugar is too minimal an amount to affect flavor, you can use table sugar without fear of side effects. One of us a while back did an experiment with priming, all types of sugars. He said the table and corn sugar are identical right down to bubble size. Brewing Classic Styles says similar, but you may need a tad more table sugar to equal 5oz corn sugar.

__________________
count barleywine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CO2 Bottle size and force carbonating DaGbyte Bottling/Kegging 4 07-23-2009 10:20 PM
Carbonating a Keg thedude123 Bottling/Kegging 12 07-27-2008 03:30 PM
Carbonating a keg like a bottle rbankert Bottling/Kegging 5 06-30-2008 07:22 PM
Carbonating in bottle after filtration MattD General Techniques 3 09-25-2006 11:44 PM
Is it carbonating? God Emporer BillyBrew General Techniques 10 11-04-2005 06:01 AM