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Old 10-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #21
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Badhabit - I just did a quick brew for a session - 3 weeks in primary for half, an additional week in secondary for dryhopping the other half.

gingerdawg - let me know how that turns out for you; I use a bench capper too.

Lemon - I validate the the bottles are clean (I use the swirl/rinse method after drinking, jet bottle washer and bottle brush if still cruddy). I then rinse with starsan immediately prior to filling.

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Again, how are you measuring the priming sugar? I'm not sure I see that anywhere in the thread.

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Again, how are you measuring the priming sugar? I'm not sure I see that anywhere in the thread.
I am measuring by weight. I have a small digital scale that I use for all weights in brewing. And I do tare out the bowl prior to measuring the priming sugar.
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Sorry for the long pause; I have been on work travel. After leaving my last batch in for 7 days, the carbonation has been wonderful. I did use dry malt extract as the carbonation material this time instead of dextrose (I was out of dextrose ), so I don't know if that makes a difference. Viva la long fridge period!

That being said, I split the batch to dry hop half and mismeasured on the second half - I used 3 oz of DME thinking that it was dextrose; whoops! That made the carb level at somewhere around 1.8 vice the 2.5 I was looking for. Any chances of fixing it, you think?

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