Originally Posted by axp
It says that I should then syphon the beer into another fermentation vesel and add some more sugar before bottling. I do not have another vessel, so would it make a difference if I added all sugar at start, or if a added the second amount of sugar to the initial vessel at the end?
The initial syrups and sugar are fermented into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
The excess carbon dioxide must be released at this stage.
When the primary fermentation *is completed*,
a small amount of priming sugar is adding right before bottling.
The priming sugar ferments and the carbon dioxide is trapped inside the bottle
to make the beer fizzy.
You really should rack to some sort of container before bottling.
It's the only way to separate the beer from the sediment.
Then the priming sugar is mixed in (gently) immediately before bottling.