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Old 07-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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I am thinking about brewing the NB Brown honey Ale; in reading the reviews one reviewer who seemed very knowledgeable mentioned he used 2 Cups + 2 Tb of cane sugar to prime. That is well over 2 times sugar the instructions called for. When I primed my Irish Red Ale I was very careful in measuring out the 5/8 cup of cane sugar to prime. I have been afraid if I over primed I would have exploding bottles, so I was surprised to see someone exceeding the amount so much.
What's the word on the amount of priming sugar; are there any guidelines as to the maximum amount you should use?
Thanking you in advance for any advice,

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I've only primed with corn sugar, but in my experience, 3/4 cup, plus or minus a little bit depending on the style, has gotten me good carbonation. There are priming sugar calculators online that you can try. I've had better luck with the basic 3/4 of a cup.

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I am thinking about brewing the NB Brown honey Ale; in reading the reviews one reviewer who seemed very knowledgeable mentioned he used 2 Cups + 2 Tb of cane sugar to prime. That is well over 2 times sugar the instructions called for. When I primed my Irish Red Ale I was very careful in measuring out the 5/8 cup of cane sugar to prime. I have been afraid if I over primed I would have exploding bottles, so I was surprised to see someone exceeding the amount so much.
What's the word on the amount of priming sugar; are there any guidelines as to the maximum amount you should use?
Thanking you in advance for any advice,

D
Use this:

Northern Brewer Priming Sugar Calculator
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